Who Lives Alone During Old Age? Investigating the Diverse Conditions and Prospects for Healthy Aging of Older Adults in Single-Person Households (Visiting researcher grant)

PI: Neda Agahi, neda.agahi@ki.se

During a two-month research stay at ARC, U.S. researcher Benjamin Shaw will collaborate with ARC researcher Neda Agahi to investigate how living alone shapes people’s health lifestyles and prospects for a healthy old age. They will focus on two topics. The first is how the health and health lifestyles of people who live alone in Sweden have changed in successive cohorts of older adults from 1992 to 2014. The second is estimating the key social and behavioral factors that influence health in older adults who live alone in Sweden.

Benjamin Shaw is a professor at the School of Public Health at the University at Albany in New York: http://www.albany.edu/sph/12306.php. His visit is funded by the Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life, and Welfare (Forte).