Chair of Empirical Methods in Social Science and Demography
Publication: A Demographic Perspective on Gender, Family and Health in Europe (Gabriele Doblhammer, Jordi Gumà)
This open access book examines the triangle between family, gender, and health in Europe from a demographic perspective. It helps to understand patterns and trends in each of the three components separately, as well as their interdependencies. The book compares twelve European countries reflecting different welfare state regimes and offers country-specific studies conducted in Austria, Germany, Italy and Sweden.
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Our department works on the causes and consequences of demographic change in the area of health and longevity.
- Trends in morbdity and mortality
- CV factors of cognitive and physical diseases in old age
- Risk factors for neurodegenerative diseases such as dementia and Parkinson's disease
- health of migrants
- health consequences of minimally invasive implant technology.
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The chair is responsible for the education of Bachelor and Master students in the methods of empirical social research and offers events focusing on demographic change.