Social Epidemiology of Aging

Saturday, 21 July 2018: 08:30-10:20
RC11 Sociology of Aging (host committee)
RC15 Sociology of Health

Language: English

Social Epidemiology is the study of the social distribution and social determinants of states of health, including diseases, disorders, behaviors, disability, injuries, violence, well-being, mortality, etc.  It focuses on population health to improve the average health expectancy and reduce the risk inequalities within a population across various social statuses, including: race, ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status, sexuality, etc.  The Social Epidemiology of Aging merges the studies of social inequalities, health, and aging as cumulative experiences over the life course at a population-level from a Sociological perspective.  This session addresses empirical and theoretical research on aging, seeking papers that focus on the life course perspective and/or social and environmental contextual-level influences on health.  Papers may identify and interpret the reasons for changing population health patterns, better understand the pathways connecting the prior contexts to population health, or incorporate these patterns and pathways into prevention or intervention programs for middle-aged and older adults.  Papers may use quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methods.
Session Organizer:
Ronica ROOKS, University of Colorado Denver, Department of Health and Behavioral Sciences, USA
Oral Presentations
A Comparative Perspective on Later-Life Employment and Health
Ignacio MADERO-CABIB, Universidad de Chile, Chile; Laurie CORNA, King's College London, United Kingdom
Healthy Retirements Begin at School: Education Predicts Health Outcomes of Early Transitions.
Kasim ALLEL, Universidad Diego Portales, Chile; Ursula STAUDINGER, Robert N. Butler, Columbia Aging Center, USA; Esteban CALVO, Robert N. Butler Professor of Sociomedical Sciences Columbia Aging Center, USA; Ana Sofia LEON, Universidad Diego Portales, Chile
Retirement Status, Retirement Conditions, and Sleep Quality Among Older U.S. Adults: Findings from the Health and Retirement Study
Dana AUDEN, University of North Texas, USA; Cynthia CREADY, University of North Texas, USA
The Effect of City-Level Changes in Home Prices upon the Well-Being of Older Americans
Jason SETTELS, University of Toronto - Department of Sociology, Canada