The SIA mid-term conference on February 15-17 2018 is devoted to strengthen Nordic research on inequalities in life course influences on health, health trends among the oldest old, health care utilization, and reforms within long-term care. Both distinguished and upcoming researchers will participate in the conference. We are honoured to present two keynote speakers:
- Hildegard Theobald, Universität Vechta, Germany
- Mauricio Avendano, King’s College, London, UK
– The conference was, in my opinion, a great success. It is of utmost importance to have mid-size conferences of this type in which leading researchers and junior researchers meet and discuss crucial aspects of social inequalities of ageing, says Johan Fritzell.
Social Inequalities in Ageing (SIA): Health, care and institutional reforms in the Nordic welfare model is a comprehensive five-year Nordic research programme financed by NordForsk. The main aim of the programme is to shed light on social inequalities in ageing. This is done by investigating life-course predictors of healthy ageing, and by analysing how Nordic welfare institutions meet the needs of older adults. Drawing on a range of high quality Nordic databases – both survey data and data from administrative registries – the programme studies one of the most pressing issues in health and welfare research today. Thus, the outcomes of this research programme have the potential to inform and influence future social policy. The programme is led by Professor Johan Fritzell at Aging Research Center. The research group consists of researchers from all Nordic countries, with a wide range of academic backgrounds.