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..
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..