"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
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.
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.