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Call for a PhD position (4 years) to work on ageing and migration within a big NCCR network in Switzerland

The National Center of Competence in Research nccr – on the move aims to enhance the understanding of contemporary migration patterns. Transcending disciplines, the NCCR brings together research projects from the social sciences, economics and law. Managed from the University of Neuchatel, the network comprises eleven Higher Education Institutions in…

Call for papers and sessions. Conference of the ESA Research Network (RN01) on Ageing in Europe

CALL FOR PAPERS AND SESSIONS 4th Mid-Term Conference of the ESA Research Network (RN01) on Ageing in Europe "AGEING IN EUROPE: AGENCY, CITIZENSHIP AND THE DYNAMICS OF POWER" Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic, 5 - 7 September 2018 Conference website: http://esaageing-conf.fss.muni.cz Conference email: esaageing.conf@gmail.com  Conference Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/346869709120565 The major…

Call for Abstracts & Registration: British Society of Gerontology Conference and Emerging Researchers in Ageing (ERA) Pre-Conference

Call for Abstracts & Registration: Conference registration and abstract submission now open!   47th Annual British Society of Gerontology Conference: Ageing in an Unequal World, Shaping Environments for the 21st Century, 4 – 6 July 2018   AND   Emerging Researchers in Ageing (ERA) Pre-Conference Event, 3 – 4 July 2018  …

Call for short-term scientific missions applications

Dear Researchers COST Action CA15122 - Reducing Old-Age Social  Exclusion: Collaborations in Research and Policy (ROSEnet) invites Researchers from Participating COST Countries to submit applications for the 1st call for Short-Term Scientific Missions (STSM) Applications for missions occurring between 1st December 2016 and 31st March 2017. Purpose of a STSM  STSM are aimed at…

Workshop for PhD students (Helsinki, Finland, May 17-19, 2017)

Workshop for PhD students: “Life-course influences on retirement: Researchers' and stakeholders' perspectives” Helsinki, Finland, May 17-19, 2017 The European population is ageing rapidly. This demographic change creates challenges to workplaces and pension schemes, among others. The diminishing number or workers and the growing number of retirees are of special concern, because…

Special Issue – Journal of Population Ageing. ‘Life course influences on inequalities in later life: Comparative perspectives’

Hal Kendig, James NazrooThe papers contained in this special issue of the Journal of Population Ageing originated in a session held at the 2014 International Sociological Association Conference, for which we organised a symposium for the Research Committee on Sociology of Aging, sharing the same title as this editorial. The main motivation for the symposium,…

New article on peer support and social identity in residential care

Kristine Theurer, Ben Mortenson, Robyn Stone, Melinda Suto, Virpi Timonen and Julia RozanovaLoneliness and depression are serious mental health concerns across the spectrum of residential care, from nursing homes to assisted and retirement living. Psychosocial care provided to residents to address these concerns is typically based on a long-standing tradition of ‘light’ social events, such as games, trips, and social gatherings, planned and implemented by…