Junior researchers within the SIA network started to work on a symposium abstract to the 27th Nordic Congress of Gerontology during our junior workshop in September 2023. The abstract was subsequently submitted, and we are now proud to announce that the symposium idea was accepted by the organization committee. The symposium is titled ”Social inequalities and ageing in a Nordic setting – from working life to residential care” and consists of five presentations given by Pernilla Alencar Siljehag (Aging Research Center, Karolinska institutet and Stockholm Gerontology Research Center, Sweden), Mari Heitto (Programme in Health Sciences, Tampere University, Finland), Laura PirhonenRead More..
In September 2023, ten junior researchers in the SIA network gathered in Stockholm/Lidingö, Sweden, for two days of networking and research presentations. Presentations and discussions offered various perspectives on inequalities and aging, for example intergenerational transfers, mental and cognitive health, health care utilization, social relationships, and selective mortality, to name some. Keynotes were given by Marta Szebehely and Else Foverskov. We also had a panel discussion about the benefits and headaches of doing an international postdoc. As an extended outcome of the workshop, a symposium abstract was put together by some of the junior researchers and submitted for the Nordic CongressRead More..
Dear all SIA colleagues and friends, We have been reached by the sad news that Barbro Westerholm, 89, died a few days ago. May she rest in peace. Those who participated in the final conference of the SIA programme in September were extremely lucky to have Barbro as our final panel. She participated the whole day, glad to have a day off from the not-so-pleasant election campaign and instead focusing on an important aspect of ageing research. As always, she was full of energy and eager that we all should do our best to disseminate our research to the politicalRead More..
Johan Fritzell, PI for the large-scale project Social Inequality in Ageing (SIA), in an interview in connection with the project coming to an end. The article was published on 6 January 2023 on Nordforsk’s website, “Ageing population putting welfare state under pressure”. Link to the news: English: Ageing population putting welfare state under pressure Norwegian: Eldrebølgen setter velferdsstaten under pressRead More..
In our September conference, we discussed several aspects regarding research exchange and future cross-national research collaboration within the network. As the first step to that, we are publishing our very first SIA Network newsletter. We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Regards Johan Fritzell (PI) & Naima Kayser Leeoza (Coordinator)Read More..
The SIA 2.0 network meeting was held at Skeppsholmen on September 5. During the day, 14 junior researchers from the Nordic countries presented ongoing work, and each paper had discussants from the same audience. The title of the papers can be found HERE. The network also invited Professor Teppo Kröger, University of Jyväskylä, to give a much-appreciated talk on his recent book “Care Poverty”. The senior researchers within the Network also had meetings to present some ongoing projects related to SIA, important data sources that could possibly be used to do cross-national research and, finally, to discuss future possibilities forRead More..