Call for Abstracts:

Workshop on Determinants of Adult Mortality, Morbidity, and Healthy Aging in LMICs

February 24, 2023 – Virtual (zoom)

A half-day workshop co-sponsored by the UC-Berkeley Center on the Economics and Demography of Aging-CEDA (William Dow) and the USC/UCLA Center for Biodemography and Population Health-CBPH (Eileen Crimmins, Teresa Seeman, Jennifer Ailshire and Steve Cole)

Workshop Date: Friday, February 24, 2023
Location: Virtual (zoom)
Deadline for submission of abstracts: November 15, 2022

This is the 6th annual workshop designed to share leading research methods and findings on comparative patterns and determinants of adult mortality, morbidity, and healthy aging in low and middle-income countries (LMICs). We welcome both LMIC-specific studies as well as comparisons with high-income countries.

The goal is to build a robust evidence base for understanding the drivers of cross-national adult health patterns, especially in populations with unusually high or low adult mortality. The newly expanded availability of longitudinal HRS-type surveys in LMICs makes this an opportune time to gather a network of researchers using such data to study adult health patterns and determinants, in order to share innovative methods, new results, and ideas for the most promising research agenda going forward.

We solicit presentations of papers using data from one or more LMICs, particularly from longitudinal harmonized HRS family studies (see such as those in Brazil (ELSI), China (CHARLS), Costa Rica (CRELES), Ghana (SAGE), Korea (KLoSA), India (LASI), Indonesia (IFLS), Mexico (MHAS), and South Africa (HAALSI). We also welcome papers using other LMIC micro-data, e.g. from Taiwan (SEBAS), China (CLHLS), and elsewhere, as well as comparisons with data from higher income countries such as the US (HRS), Japan (JSTAR or NUJLSOA), England (ELSA), Europe (SHARE), etc.

We invite one-page abstracts of papers to be considered for presentation. Please submit by November 15 to For inquiries about topical areas, please contact Will Dow and Eileen Crimmins