Category Archives: Old age

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on older adults

The challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic are different for various socio-demographic groups, and Medical News Today has zoomed in on the ways in which this crisis has affected the more vulnerable ones. In this Special Feature, we focus on how … Continue reading

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Bad times to grow old? Over 60s and scarcity of resource

Before the Covid-19 pandemic, turning 60 meant entering maturity and having almost half a life ahead of it. You even had to keep working for many more years. Because otherwise the pension system would be overloaded, weakened by a substantial … Continue reading

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Education, Intelligence and Diseases in Old Age

Several studies have found a positive association between education and health. Confounding factors that an act both education choices and health, such as (observed) parental background and (unobserved) intelligence, may play an important role in shaping this association. In this paper we estimate … Continue reading

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