Changes in the mortality differential of older men and women: the case of Spain

Conference of the Rosa Gómez Redondo (Professor of Sociology, [Demographics] in the UNED ): “Changes in the mortality differential of older men and women: the case of Spain” in Demography Today the 13th of February, 2012.

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Older people, and especially women, have been the undisputed protagonists of the increase of the life expectancy in Spain, with special intensity since the añosrnsetenta to the present. This process has given rise to a new and growing demographic group, the elderly and the elderly, long-lived. An increasing proportion of the population reaches advanced ages in Spain and the women are at the forefront of this achievement. In recent years, there are indications of a stabilization of the differences reached between men and women over sixty and five years, for which reason we must analyze the evolution of some of the most important causes in mortality in the adult Spanish,rncon order to identify signs or evidence of change, either in men either in women or in both groups, at an advanced age, which may explain this emerging frenorna the divergence.rnTras three decades of increasing mortality differential by gender, what we have touched bottom in this trend among the population older than sixty five, eighty, or ninety years?rnY if so, what diseases, what causes of death contribute to explain the observed changes in the trends of the male and female population?.

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Cambios en la mortalidad diferencial de hombres y mujeres mayores: el caso de España

Rosa Gómez Redondo has dedicated his research career to the study of the socio and health, mainly to the trends of ageing and increasing life expectancy in Spain, as well as to the factors involved in its evolution, and its consequences. First, as a researcher of the Higher Council of Scientific Researches and currently, as a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Political Sciences and Sociology from the National University of Distance Education. Since more than twenty years ago, his line of research is developed through successive projects funded; the most recent, “Longevity, disability and dependency. Health and quality of life at advanced ages in Spain I” (SEJ2006-10972); and currently, “Transformations of aging and the vejezrnen Spain. Of fifty to one hundred and more years” (CSO2010-18925). Belongs to several international research networks, such as the Human Mortality Database (HMDB), Berkeley; Reseau d’esperance de Vie en Santé (REVES) Montpellier; International Database on Longevity (IDL) Rostock-Paris, among others. With respect to its activity of international management, it should be noted that it is an elected member of the program More Years, Better Lives (JPI), the Demographic Challenges; (joint-chair delrnWorking Group on Health and Performance). It also forms part of the Council of Advisors of Population Europe Secretariat. In addition to his teaching activity in the areas of population and health in your university, leads the team of demographic analysis in the master of Public Health from the National School of Health carlos iii, and is the director of other graduate degrees by agreement of the UNED and Instituto Carlos III and the Fundación Mapfre.

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Source: Demography Today

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