The Linking Spirituality and Religiosity to Life and Health Expectancy team published an article that examines the extent to which religious activity distinguishes the mortality experiences of older adults living in Taiwan. Check out the article here: Does Religious Activity Distinguish the Mortality Experiences of Older Taiwanese? An Analysis Using Eighteen Years of Follow-Up Data
The Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan recently published a blog post on Religiosity and Health that summarizes two papers from the Linking Spirituality and Religiosity to Life and Health Expectancy: A Global Comparative Study project. The research team used data from the Health and Retirement Study and the World Values Survey.
The Linking Spirituality and Religiosity to Life and Health Expectancy team published an article using the World Values Survey to understand global connections between indicators of religiosity and health and how these links differ cross-nationally. Check out the article here: Religiosity and health: A global comparative study.
On Monday, November 12th, Dr. Zimmer will present at the “Aging Families in China: Social, Demographic, and Policy Considerations” conference hosted by the Aging Studies Institute at Syracuse University. He will present on “A Dynamic Study of Disability and Life Expected in Living Arrangement States among Older Chinese Using Sixteen Years of Longitudinal Data.”
On October 24, Dr. Zimmer and Dr. Zajacova presented, “Pain in the United States and Abroad: A Demographic Perspective” at the Sociology Colloquium Series at the State University of New York at Buffalo.
In September, Dr. Zimmer’s paper entitled, “Migration and left-behind parents and children of migrants in Cambodia: a look at household composition and the economic situation,” was published in Asian Population Studies. The paper was co-authored by M. Van Natta, a doctoral candidate at UCSF.
The project team‘s paper on religion, life expectancy and disability-free life expectancy among older women and men in the Unites States was recently accepted for publication in The Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences. Follow the link to read the accepted manuscript: https://doi.org/10.1093/geronb/gby098.