CIGEV, area LIVES: Research on Vulnerability and the Life Course – Director: Eric Widmer


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This research will study the health trajectories of individuals aged 50 years and older living in Europe and, based on retrospective data from childhood and adulthood, the life course influences on these health trajectories. We will examine old age vulnerability in relation to the adversity of the age-related decline in health, operationalising it as an accelerated downward health trajectory at ages after 50 years.