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Research Urban and Regional Studies Institute PRC

Population, Mortality and Health


Objective of the research theme Population, Mortality and Health is the study of mortality, health, nutrition and health care use at the population level, using demographic techniques. I t entails (a) the description of the trends at different scale levels and global, national and regional differences therein, (b) its explanation using both contextual and individual-level factors, and (c) projections for the future based on the previous.

The research is very interdisciplinary in nature, using next to demographic techniques the concepts and approaches from geography, epidemiology and pharmaco-epidemiology.

Ongoing Projects

Research title Principal researcher
Future mortality: integrating smoking, alcohol and obesity Fanny Janssen
Mortality compression Fanny Janssen
Projecting mortality in NL and Europe through the separate projection of smoking- and non-smoking-related mortality Fanny Janssen
Regional mortality differences Fanny Janssen, Eva Kibele
Quality of life in community-dwelling elderly receiving informal care Eva Kibele
Inequalities in healthy ageing: the impact of contextual factors Eva Kibele

The epidemiological transition in India

Ganesh Sharnngadharan

Development and evaluation of a framework integrating cohort effects to predict long-term effects of interventions at the population-level

Maarten Bijlsma
Predicting (future) local differences in health care use through spatio-temporal analysis incorporating demographic and socio-economic change Aletta Dijkstra
Health in regions facing population decline: the role of selective migration Eva Kibele, Fanny Janssen
Healthy ageing in a comparative perspective: A study of the health of older migrants and non-migrants across Europe Matias Reus Pons
The sensitivity of including additional information in mortality forecasting Lenny Stoeldraijer
The effect of the obesity epidemic on past and future variations in mortality levels and trends Nikoletta Vidra
Alcohol-attributable mortality and its effect on past and future variations in mortality levels and trends Sergi Trias Llimós
Comparing current and future ageing in Europe and Asia using a new ageing indicator Arun Balachandran
Last modified:31 August 2021 4.35 p.m.