Are we adding more life to our years? Testing a compression of morbidity argument by examining activity-limiting pain in older adults using multistate life table methods

Wednesday, April 12, 2023 12:00to13:00
Online via Zoom, QC, CA

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The compression of morbidity argument contests that the burden of illness can be compressed into a shorter period of time before death, thereby improving the quality of life. In this Lunch&Learn session, Dr. Zachary Zimmer will discuss this hypothesis by examining activity-limiting pain in older adults through multistate life table methods (based on a paper being co-authored with CAnD3 Alum Feinuo Sun). Ultimately, this session will contend with the question of whether we are adding more life to our years—a nod to the 1974 Lalonde Report.

This event is hosted in collaboration with the Centre on Population Dynamics


12:00 - 12:05 | Welcome and introductions
12:05 - 12:45 | Lecture session  
12:45 - 12:55 | Moderated Q&A session with Dr. Zachary Zimmer
12:55 - 13:00 | Closing and upcoming sessions 


This is an online webinar hosted on Zoom. To receive details to enter the event, please register.     

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Speaker Zachary Zimmer

Zachary Zimmer is Professor of Family Studies and Gerontology and Canada Research Chair in Global Aging and Community at Mount Saint Vincent University in Canada. His research applies a global demographic perspective to concerns of health and wellness of older persons. Recent endeavors include investigating religiosity and spirituality among older adults worldwide, effects of early-life wartime trauma on later-life health, trends in chronic pain, and intergenerational relationships in societies undergoing socio-demographic change. He has published well over 100 articles in journals that cross disciplines, such as gerontology, sociology, demography, public health, medicine, and epidemiology.

What are Lunch&Learn's?

The CAnD3 Lunch&Learn series is designed to introduce our Fellows, team members, and partners to emerging research on topics related to population dynamics and population aging. These modules will cover the Four CAnD3 Population Aging Axes: (1) family and social inclusion; (2) education, labour and inequality; (3) migration and ethnicity; and (4) wellbeing and autonomy.

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