On October 3, 2019, Dr. Anna Zajacova presented "Chronic pain as a powerful summary measure of population health" at the Interdisciplinary Association for Population Science Annual Conference in Seattle, Washington. The presentation outlines why chronic pain should be considered an important measure of population health and well-being.
"Migration and absent fathers: Impacts on the mental health of left-behind family members in Thailand," written by Dr. Benjamas Penboon and several of her colleagues, was recently published in the Asian and Pacific Migration Journal. The main finding is that problems with pro-social behaviors (e.g. sharing and helping) are more likely experienced by children whose … Continue reading New paper published
The presentation, "Trends in the prevalence of pain among adults aged 50+ across Europe, 2004 to 2015" was given at the SHARE User Conference on September 19, 2019 in Budapest, Hungary. The research uses SHARE data to compare trends in pain between 2004 and 2015 across 15 countries, and indicates patterns of rising pain prevalence … Continue reading Presentation at SHARE User Conference
Dr. Zimmer traveled to Xi'an, China in September 2019 to present at the Workshop on "Frontiers on Aging and Health Research" and the "Population and Development Policy" Lecture Series . He presented research conducted in collaboration with Dr. Chi-Tsun Chiu on "Living Arrangement Trends among China's Oldest and Extreme Old".
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.