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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.

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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.

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On Monday, November 12th, Dr. Zimmer will present at the “Aging Families in China: Social, Demographic, and Policy Considerations” conference hosted by the Aging Studies Institute at Syracuse University. He will present on “A Dynamic Study of Disability and Life Expected in Living Arrangement States among Older Chinese Using Sixteen Years of Longitudinal Data.”

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On October 24, Dr. Zimmer and Dr. Zajacova will present, “Pain in the United States and Abroad: A Demographic Perspective” at the Sociology Colloquium Series at the State University of New York at Buffalo.

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In September, Dr. Zimmer’s paper entitled, “Migration and left-behind parents and children of migrants in Cambodia: a look at household composition and the economic situation,” was published in Asian Population Studies. The paper was co-authored by M. Van Natta, a doctoral candidate at UCSF.

Figure 2. Probability of household being in the lowest wealth quintile by type of left-behind migrant’s parent households, with and without left-behind children. Calculated from a model that interacts type of left-behind parent of migrant and left-behind children of migrant without covariates.
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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.

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On August 3, 2018, Dr. Zimmer will present a talk entitled, “A Global Comparative Study of Religiosity and Health” at Duke-NUS Medical School Singapore.

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On August 6, 2018, Dr. Zimmer will lead a  workshop entitled “Introduction to Using Multilevel Models for Contextual Cross-Sectional Research” at the Centre for Ageing Research and Education (CARE) Duke-NUS Medical School Singapore. This workshop will provide introductory instructions on running multilevel models in Stata and interpreting their results. Registration link here: https://tinyurl.com/care2018workshop7.

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After much anticipation, the research team of the Linking Spirituality and Religiosity to Life and Health Expectancy: A Global Comparative Study has launched the Disability-Free Life Expectancy Calculator. The DFLE Calculator is based on results obtained from an analysis of data from the Health and Retirement Study conducted in the United States. Try it out now by clicking here.

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The team behind the Linking Spirituality and Religiosity to Life and Health Expectancy project presented their poster at REVES@30 in Ann Arbor Michigan on May 30, 2018 at the University of Michigan Museum of Art. Click here to access a digital copy of the poster, “To what degree do religiosity and spirituality explain healthy life expectancy gaps across Europe?”. The team also held their final team meeting in Ann Arbor following the REVES conference.

The project team (left to right), Dr. Chi-Tsun Chiu, Dr. Carol Jagger, Dr. Yasuhiko Satio, Dr. Zachary Zimmer, and Dr. Mary Beth Ofstedal.
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