Thursday, September 1
9:00 - 10:30 • Room P 10

Session 2. Mortality and longevity

Chair: Domantas Jasilionis, Max-Planck Institute for Demographic Research and Vytautas Magnus University

1. Increasing human capital fuels increasing life expectancy and optimism for the futureMarc Luy, Vienna Institute of Demography; Marina Zannella, Vienna Institute of Demography; Christian Wegner-Siegmundt, Wittgenstein Centre (IIASA, VID/ÖAW, WU); Yuka Sugawara Minagawa, Sophia University ; Wolfgang Lutz, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA); Graziella Caselli, Sapienza Università di Roma.

2. The education composition’s effect on life expectancy - are females racing towards longer lives while males get left behind?Mikkel Bruun-Jensen, University of Southern Denmark; Vladimir Canudas-Romo, Max-Planck Odense Center on the Biodemography of Aging.

3. Education, cognitive ability and cause-specific mortality: a structural approachGovert Bijwaard, Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI); Mikko Myrskylä, Max-Planck Institute for Demographic Research and London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE); Finn Rasmussen, Karolinska Institutet; Per Tynelius, Karolinska Institutet.

4. Does education protect against the detrimental effect of unemployment? Male mortality Belgium 2001-2011Sylvie Gadeyne, Vrije Universiteit Brussel; Christophe Vanroelen, Vrije Universiteit Brussel.

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