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Mortality, longevity & health

Mortality, longevity & health - Declining mortality and increasing longevity are ongoing outcomes of improvements in health. Identifying the complex patterns of change and understanding the underlying  social and environmental processes involved are key to the development of policies seeking to optimise the quality of human existence.



Peer influence and health behaviors

A recent paper by Yi Li and his colleague uses data from an experimental study of randomly-assigned roommates to investigate peer influence on aggressive behavior, smoking and sexual behavior. Findings suggest that the traditional wisdom of “...

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Workshop on Heterogeneity in Mortality

About thirty people attended the Workshop on Heterogeneity in Mortality which was held on 13 and 14 April 2016. Participants included demographers, epidemiologists, actuaries, statisticians and other social scientists from several Australian and...

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Updated: 2 November 2016/ Responsible Officer:  Head, School of Demography / Page Contact:  Website Administrator