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Dr. Zimmer and the Linking Spirituality and Religiosity to Life and Health Expectancy team published a new article – Religiosity Dimensions and Disability-Free Life Expectancy in Taiwan.


Figure 2. Net gain or loss in TLE, DFLE, and DLE years at age 70, comparing the highest and lowest levels of religiosity, and 95% confidence intervals of these gains or losses, by sex and religiosity dimension.
Note. TLE = total life expectancy; DFLE = disability-free life expectancy; DLE = disabled life expectancy.

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In April 2019, Dr. Zimmer traveled to Austin, TX for the Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America (PAA). He was a poster winner in Poster Session 9: Marriage, Family, Households, & Unions; Gender, Race, & Ethnicity for the poster, “The Rise and Prominence of Skip-Generation Households in Low- and Middle-Income Countries“!

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In April 2019, Dr. Zimmer will be traveling to Austin, TX for the Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America. He will be presenting the poster, “The Rise and Prominence of Skip-Generation Households in Low- and Middle-Income Countries.

 In May 2019, he will present the paper entitled, “Socio-Demographic Correlates of Life Expected in Degrees of Frailty” at the REVES conference in Barcelona, Spain.

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The Linking Spirituality and Religiosity to Life and Health Expectancy team published an article that examines the extent to which religious activity distinguishes the mortality experiences of older adults living in Taiwan.  Check out the article here:  Does Religious Activity Distinguish the Mortality Experiences of Older Taiwanese? An Analysis Using Eighteen Years of Follow-Up Data

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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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