A manuscript titled "Migration and absent fathers: Impacts on the mental health of left-behind family members in Thailand," written by Global Aging and Community Initiative doctoral scholar Benjamas Penboon and several of her colleagues, was recently accepted for publication in the Asian and Pacific Migration Journal.
Benjamas Penboon, a doctoral candidate with the Global Aging and Community Initiative and the Institute for Population and Social Research at Mahidol University in Thailand, won the "Best Presentation Award" at the International Conference on Population and Development held in Paris, France in June 2019 for the paper "Migration and Provision of Support to Left-Behind … Continue reading Doctoral candidate wins “Best Presentation Award”
New paper published that examines the extent to which the Spanish language influences the way in which respondents report self-assessed health, "What’s in a word? Language and self-assessed health in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey," with Meredith Van Natta, University of California San Francisco.
Presentation given at the annual REVES conference on the "Socio-economic Correlates of Life Expected in Degrees of Frailty". The objective of this paper is to examine transitions in frailty and compute life expected across degrees of frailty by socio-demographic characteristics commonly found to distinguish healthy aging. Frailty, defined as the extent to which multidimensional physiological … Continue reading Presentation at REVES 2019
"A Demographic Look at Pain" seminar presented at Mahidol University's Institute for Population and Social Research. The presentation covered trends in pain prevalence using data from the Health and Retirement Study.
The Linking Spirituality and Religiosity to Life and Health Expectancy team published a new article - Religiosity Dimensions and Disability-Free Life Expectancy in Taiwan. The article used eight years of panel data to investigate the association between three dimensions of religiosity and total and disability-free life expectancy. The team found that those who engage in … Continue reading New article published in the Journal of Aging and Health