The Vienna Institute of Demography (VID) is kindly inviting you to participate in a Conference on Health, Education and Retirement over the Prolonged Life Cycle (HERO) to be held November 27-29, 2013 in Vienna, Austria.
For a large part of humanity, the last decades have brought an unprecedented increase in healthy life expectancy. This raises questions about how the longer life expectancy has been shaped by and will shape individual behaviour over the life cycle. Although a welcome development, the increase in life expectancy poses policy challenges for social security and the cohesion of society given that social groups benefit from a longer life to a varying extent. This conference invites researchers from all social sciences to present work on the individual and social causes and consequences of a prolonged life cycle at both the micro and macro levels. Empirical and theoretical papers as well as overviews are welcome.
- Reallocation of life cycle choices (health, education, labour supply) in response to greater longevity
- Health and education as drivers of a prolonged life cycle
- Life styles and life expectancy
- Enabling a longer working life
- Intergenerational and intragenerational transfers in the presence of prolonged life cycles
- Prolonged life and the sustainability of social security: health and retirement
- Dealing with inequality in the expansion of life cycles
- Do longer life cycles lead to greater heterogeneity at older ages?
Please send your 1-page abstract to by 30 June 2013. Successful submitters will be informed by 1 September 2013.
The conference will be co-ordinated by Alexia Prskawetz and Michael Kuhn. After scientific review, selected conference contributions will be published in the thematic issue of the Vienna Yearbook of Population Research 2014. The Yearbook is widely circulated in hard copy and freely available on the web. This rather young journal already has a high impact factor.
- Prof. Andrew Jones (University of York, UK)
- Prof. Uwe Sunde (Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich, Germany; IZA; CESIfo; CEPR)