MEA research news - health and active aging
Please find here summaries and articles about MEA research on health and active aging.
Does Education improve Health?
Manheim, 2010. More educated people live longer, perceive themselves as healthier and also behave more health-conscious by, for instance, smoking less frequently. But it is far from settled, whether this correlation reflects a causal effect of education. If this was the case, a targeted educational policy could improve public health while reaping the other numerous beneficial effects of education.
Searching for the Causes of Unequal Health
Mannheim, 2009. People with high income are healthier than the average of the population. However, the underlying reasons are not entirely clear. Does the cause of this inequality possibly even lie in childhood? In order to answer this question, MEA scientists analyze the influence of parental income on the health of children.
High Income Pensioners Live Longer
Mannheim, 2006. The more people earn, the longer they are likely to live. The relationship between income and health has been established for some time internationally and has now been confirmed empirically for pensioners in Germany in a MEA study. The research by Hans-Martin von Gaudecker from MEA and Rembrandt Scholz from the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research involved analysing a broad swathe of data on several million pensioners. Owing to the lack of suitable data comparatively few studies have been carried out on this subject in Germany.
The Flu - Incomplete German Influenza Vaccination
Every year, approximately 14 000 people die of the severe consequences of influenza. Older people and individuals with specific health conditions run a particularly high risk of suffering complications from an infection with the influenza virus. Although vaccination can provide considerable protection, only very few Germans take up vaccination annually. MEA researchers analyse the causes.
Discussion Papers about health and active aging
- DP No. 20-2014 Macroeconomic crunches during working years and health outcomes later in life
- DP No. 200-10: Changes in Compulsory Schooling and the Causal Effect of Education on Health: Evidence from Germany
- DP No. 205 -10: Zusatzbeitrag und sozialer Ausgleich in der gesetzlichen Krankenversicherung: Anreiszeffekte und Projektionen bis 2030
- DP No. 175-09: Parental Income and Child Health in Germany
- DP No. 102-06: Lifetime Earnings and Life Expectancy
- DP No. 113-06: Testing the Mechanisms of Structural Models: The Case of the Mickey Mantle Effect
The Baltic Sea States Project
New joint project started (MPISOC/MPIDR/Population Europe)
SHARE press release - Mutual Learning: Joint pan-European research improves the understanding of ageing societies
Extension of SHARE study allows for EU-wide country-comparisons
The development of the pension gap and German households’ saving behavior
New MEA Discussion Paper published
Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences to Angus Deaton
Angus Deaton was honored with the Sveriges Riksbank prize in economic sciences in memory of Alfred...
Educational opportunities are more dependent on social background than ethnicity
Newly published anthology provides an overview of ethnic inequalities in education and training