New article published in the Journal of Aging and Health

April 25, 2019 Dr. Zimmer and the Linking Spirituality and Religiosity to Life and Health Expectancy team published a new article - Religiosity Dimensions and Disability-Free Life Expectancy in Taiwan. Figure 2. Net gain or loss in TLE, DFLE, and DLE years at age 70, comparing the highest and lowest levels of religiosity, and 95% confidence … Continue reading New article published in the Journal of Aging and Health

New article using data from Taiwan on religious activity and mortality

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

Linking Spirituality and Religiosity to Life and Health Expectancy team publishes new work

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.

Disability-Free Life Expectancy Calculator now live!

After much anticipation, the research team of the Linking Spirituality and Religiosity to Life and Health Expectancy: A Global Comparative Study has launched the Disability-Free Life Expectancy Calculator. The DFLE Calculator is based on results obtained from an analysis of data from the Health and Retirement Study conducted in the United States. Try it out now by clicking here.

REVES@30 Poster

The team behind the Linking Spirituality and Religiosity to Life and Health Expectancy project presented their poster at REVES@30 in Ann Arbor Michigan on May 30, 2018 at the University of Michigan Museum of Art. Click here to access a digital copy of the poster, "To what degree do religiosity and spirituality explain healthy life expectancy gaps … Continue reading REVES@30 Poster

Presentations at the Population Association of America (PAA) Annual Meeting

Dr. Zimmer recently presented the paper, "Does religious activity distinguish the mortality experiences of older Taiwanese?  An analysis using nineteen-years of follow-up data" at the 2018 PAA Annual Meeting in Denver, CO. Dr. Saito also presented the poster, "Life Expectancy and Active Life Expectancy by religious group in Kerala, India". These presentations are part of the Linking … Continue reading Presentations at the Population Association of America (PAA) Annual Meeting

Presentation at Academia Sinica by Dr. Chi-Tsun Chiu

Dr. Chi-Tsun Chiu, a collaborator on the Linking Spirituality and Religiosity to Life and Health Expectancy project, presented a paper entitled, "How do Multiple Dimensions of Religiosity Associate with Total and Disability-Free Life Expectancy among Older Adults in Taiwan?" at the Institute of Statistical Science at Academia Sinica on December 11, 2017.