Michel Oris. Longitudinal Statistics in Switzerland and Their Application to Mortality Studies. - Descripción
Biography: Michel Oris is a full professor at the School of Social Sciences, University of Geneva. Vice-Rector for Research and Human Resources from mid-2015 to mid-2018, he was previously the director of the Interdisciplinary Center for Gerontology and Vulnerability Studies and codirector of the Swiss National Centre of Competency in Research “LIVES. Overcoming Vulnerabilities. Life Course Perspectives.” He also founded the program of Socioeconomics and Demography at the University of Geneva. President of AIDELF (Association Internationale des Démographes de Langue Française), his research focuses on inequalities, with an emphasis on the living and health conditions of the elderly, injustices regarding death, and interactions between individual trajectories and the dynamics of social structures, between vulnerabilities and life courses.
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Michel Oris. Longitudinal Statistics in Switzerland and Their Application to Mortality Studies. - Biografía
Summary: In this lecture, I will first present the Swiss National Cohort, a linkage of administrative data at the national level that presents many similarities with the work done in the Institute of Cartography and Statistics of Andalusia. We will then go on to discuss the importance of these data, especially how we can use them to highlight and better understand the evolution of mortality in old age, as well as differential mortality by gender, social status and citizenship. Methods of data mining will be illustrated. Finally, we will consider, the spatial dimension. We will take as a first example the impact of the environment on the differences between Swiss nationals and foreigners, and as a second, the response of old age mortality to heatwaves.