Workshop «Loneliness in ageing and migrant populations»

March 19, 2019

To contribute to vulnerability research, the aim of the workshop ‘Loneliness in ageing and migrant populations: a comparative perspective’ is to bring together an interdisciplinary group of researchers working on loneliness among elderly populations, including migrants. In this way we will compare older natives and older migrants, explore if older migrants are lonelier than older adults in general or on the contrary there are factors protecting them from loneliness. Furthermore, the aim is to talk across disciplines while keeping constant the core theme of the discussion ‘loneliness in ageing populations’; loneliness being a key facet of vulnerability. The disciplines we will bring to the discussion are sociology, migration studies, gerontology, psychology, demography, socio-economics and public health. Moreover, we are interested in the methodological developments to study vulnerability, among which loneliness.

Registration required: please use the form on the right.

Invited speakers

  • Prof. Christina Victor, Brunel University, United Kingdom
  • Prof. Tineke Fokkema, Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute, University of Groningen, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Prof. Theo van Tilburg, Department of Sociology, Free University Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Poster session

We plan to organise a poster session on issues around social vulnerability for example loneliness, social networks, social capital, discrimination, participation in organisations or other related topics. If you would like to present your current work, please send us a working title for your poster.

More information

» Workshop CIGEV LIVES Loneliness outline

» Workshop CIGEV LIVES Loneliness schedule

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