CREW will participate in the Final Seminar ‘Welfare, Wellbeing and Demographic Change: Understanding Welfare Models’ on Wednesday 7 October, 10.00-13.00 CET. Five
@jpimybl projects present their (prefinal) results.

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CREW will be present at the coming Population Association of America annual conference 2019 with several presentations and posters:

Thursday, April 11:

Bolano D., Arpino B. Widowhood and Volunteering Among Older Adults: Gendered Pathways Before and After Partner’s Death. Poster Session 4. Thursday, April 11 / 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM. Griffin Hall.

Uccheddu D., Gauthier A.H., Steverink N., Emery T. Gender Inequalities in Health in Later Life: Does Informal Caregiving Matter? Poster Session 4. Thursday, April 11 / 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM. Griffin Hall.

Rachel Margolis, Youjin Choi, Feng Hou and Michael Haan. Capture trends in divorce in an era without vital statistics. Session 90 on Union Dissolution. Thursday April 11 / 3-4:30pm in Meeting room 303 (level 3).

Friday, April 12:

Maria-Letizia Tanturri, Annalisa Donno, Omar Paccagnella. Active Aging and Wellbeing in a Cross-National Perspective. Friday, April 12 / 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM • Griffin Hall (Level 2) poster Session 6 Health & Mortality & Aging.

Sarah Patterson, Rachel Margolis, Ashton Verdery. Kinlessness and Mortality Risk: Higher mortality for those lacking close kin in older age. Session 179 Aging Alone and Well-being. Friday April 12: 1-2:30pm Meeting room 302 (level 3).

Quashie N.T., Arpino B., Antczak R., Mair C.A. Childlessness and Health Among Older Adults in 20 Nations. Session 179. Friday, April 12 / 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM. Meeting Room 302.


CREW will be present at the coming European Population Conference 2018 in Bruxelles (Belgium) with several presentations and posters:

Thursday, June 7th

11:00-12:30, Room D0.05, Session#15: Childlessness, Parenthood and Subjective Well-Being. the Relevance of Conceptualizing Parenthood and Childlessness As a Continuum. (Bruno Arpino and Marco Albertini)

11:00-12:30, Room D0.05, Session#15: Elderly with and without Children: Do They Report Different Health Conditions? (Maria Silvana Salvini)

11:00-12:30, Room D0.05, Session#15: Time Allocation, Loneliness and Wellbeing in Later Life: The Case of Italy (Maria Letizia Tanturri and Annalisa Donno)

11:00-12:30, Room D2.01 –Promotiezaal, Session #19: Gender Differences in Active Aging before and after Retirement Age in 18 European Countries. (Aïda Solé Auró and Bruno Arpino)

11:00-12:30, Room D2.01 – Promotiezaal, Session #19: The Dynamics of Social Care and Paid Work in Mid-Life. (Jane Falkingham, Madelin Gomez-Leon, Maria Evandrou and Athina Vlachantoni)

11:00-12:30, Room D0.05, Session #120: Life goes on: Influence of social network on mental health after late-life partnership dissolution (Jordi Gumà and Celia Fernandez-Carro)

14:00, Tent, Session #P1.4: What Contributed to the Large Sex Differentials in Lifespan Variation and Life Expectancy in South Korea (Akansha Singh and Younga Kim)

14:00, Tent, Session #P1.33: You Can’t Have Your Cake and Eat It Too. Does Grandparenting Compete with Social Participation? (Merih Ates, Bordone Valeria and Bruno Arpino)

14:00-15:30, Room D0.07, Session #28: Large Families in a Context of Lowest-Low Fertility: What Do We Know about Them? (Fausta Ongaro, Maria Castiglioni and Franco Bonarini)

17:30-18:30, Tent, Session #P2.22: Preference or Indifference? Parents and the Sex Composition of Children (Ester Rizzi and Malgorzata Mikucka)

17:30-18:30, Tent, Session #P2.34: Modelling the Long-Term Dynamics of Population Structures. The Reference Age Structure (Gustavo De Santis and Giambattista Salinari)

17:30-18:30, Poster Presentation (2): Too Much Breaks the Bag. Health Consequences of Combining Grandparental Childcare with Other Caregiving Roles (Bruno Arpino and Madelin Gómez-León)

Friday, June 8th

9:00-10:30, Room D0.02, Session #53: Gender inequalities in health in later life: Does informal caregiving matter? (Damiano Uccheddu, Anne H. Gauthier, Nardi Steverink and Tom Emery)

9:00-10:30, Room D0.05, Session #55: Like a Black Swan. Non-Standard Family Trajectories and Subjective Wellbeing at Older Ages (Bruno Arpino, Jordi Gumà and Albert Julià)

11:00-12:30, Room D0.02, Session #73: Is Retirement Bad for Health? a Matching Approach (Elena Pirani, Marina Ballerini, Alessandra Mattei and Gustavo De Santis)

14:00-15:30, Room E0.04, Session #81: Patterns of Multigenerational Caregiving across Europe (Sarah E. Patterson and Rachel Margolis)

Saturday, June 9th

9:00 – 10:30, Room D0.05, Session #101: Is Partner’s Education Important to Understand Health Status at Older Ages? Insights from the Spanish Case (Jeroen Spijker and Jordi Gumà)

9:00 – 10:30, Room D0.03, Session #103: Better an Egg Today Than a Stork Tomorrow? Risk Aversion and Fertility Decisions in Italy (Bruno Arpino and Daniela Bellani)

9:00 – 10:30, Auditorium QD, Session #108: Feeling Good in Old Age: Factors Explaining Health-Related Quality of Life (Aïda Solé Auró and Manuela Alcañiz)

11:00-12:30, Room E0.04, Session #116: The Provision of Support Towards Multiple Generations (Athina Vlachantoni, Madelin Gomez-Leon, Jane Falkingham and Maria Evandrou)

11:00-12:30, Room E0.06, Session #118: Who does not Intend to Retire? Mothers’ opportunity costs and compensation at later ages in Europe (Younga Kim and Ester Rizzi)


CREW will be present at the coming annual meeting of the Population Association of America in Denver (USA) with several presentations and posters:

• “Who Does Not Intend to Retire? Mothers’ Opportunity Costs and Compensation at Later Ages in Europe”;
Younga Kim, Ester Lucia Rizzi ;
Oral session 116-2; Friday, April 27, 2018 ; 08:35 AM – 08:55 AM ; Plaza Court 2

• “No spouse, no son, no daughter, no kin in contemporary China: Prevalence, Correlates, and Differences in Economic Support
Zhangjun Zhou, Ashton Verdery, and Rachel Margolis;
Thursday April 26, 1pm in Plaza Court 8

• “Patterns of Multigenerational Caregiving Across Europe
Sarah E. Patterson and Rachel Margolis;
Poster Session P2, Thursday, April 26, 10-11:30AM Plaza Exhibit

• “Too Much Breaks the Bag: Health Consequences of Combining Grandparental Childcare With Other Caregiving Roles”;
Bruno Arpino and Madelin Gómez-León;
Poster session P7; Friday, April 27, 2018; 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM; Plaza Exhibit.

• “Early-Life Conditions and Health at Older Ages: The Mediating Role of Educational Attainment and Life Course Trajectories”;
Bruno Arpino, Jordi Guma and Albert Julià;
Poster session P5; Thursday, April 26, 2018; 04:30 PM – 06:00 PM; Plaza Exhibit.

• “Like a Black Swan: Non-standard Family Trajectories and Subjective Well-being at Older Ages”;
Bruno Arpino, Jordi Guma and Albert Julià;
Poster session P5; Thursday, April 26, 2018; 04:30 PM – 06:00 PM; Plaza Exhibit.

• “Gender Differences in Active Aging Before and After Retirement Age in 18 European Countries”;
Aida Sole-Auro and Bruno Arpino;
Poster session P5; Thursday, April 26, 2018; 04:30 PM – 06:00 PM; Plaza Exhibit.


The second meeting of CREW will be held in Bruxelles on the 5th of June as a side meeting of the European Population Conference 2018.


Representatives of CREW participated in the conference “JPI MYBL: Increasing the Knowledge Base on Demographic Change“, Bruxelles, 13th of February 2018.


May 18, 2017: CREW job offer! 2-year post-doctoral fellowship to work at RECSM-UPF in Barcelona. To access the call clik here.


April 11-12, 2017: We held our kick-off meeting for CREW at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain.