The Global Aging and Community Initiative is pleased to announce that we received a SSHRC Individual Connection grant (approx. $24,000 CAD), which will assist in organizing and conducting a two-day international workshop titled "Workshop on Health Expectancy: An Educational, Training and Networking Opportunity for Early-Career Scholars". This is planned as a as a pre-conference workshop to … Continue reading GACI receives SSHRC funding for international workshop
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
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.
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.