Research

CPop scientists conduct innovative theoretical and empirical research spanning a broad range of topics linked to population ageing. Interdisciplinary areas include formal demography and mortality forecasting, biodemography and conservation demography, lifespan and health inequalities, relations of welfare state and ageing population, causes and consequences of longer and healthier lives and why some individuals are left behind, as well as literary perceptions of ageing.
Biodemography

We focus on analyses of the distribution of lifespans for humans and across the tree of life and with increased emphasis on conservation demography of endangered species.

Wellbeing and survival of oldest old

Continued progress in increasing life expectancy and improving health will increasingly depend on trends after age 90 and in the longer run after age 100.

Method development for ageing research

We develop novel demographic models and statistical methods to explore the causes and consequences of the age-specific trajectories of survival across the tree of life.

Database development

Much of CPop's research work relies on extensive databases. Our researchers contribute to the management and development of several databases in both human and non-human demography.

Health and inequalities in ageing

75 today is the new 65 in terms of mortality and disability. But is that so for all? What inequalities in health and survival can we observe within populations? And how do they change over time?

Economic and political demography

We study a wide number of research topics where demographic issues and challenges can be better understood using economics and political science theories and methods.

Understanding and conceptualising age

Aging is both something natural and biological that happens to almost all living things and beings, and something cultural and historical whose meaning changes across time and place.

Our publications

Here you can search and explore the publications by researchers affiliated to the Interdisciplinary Centre on Population Dynamics (CPop).