• Advantaged socioeconomic conditions in childhood are associated with higher cognitive functioning, but stronger cognitive decline in older age 

      Aartsen, Marja; Cheval, Boris; Sieber, Stefan; Van der Linden, Bernadette; Gabriel, Rainer; Courvoisier, Delphine S.; Guessous, Idris; Burton-Jeangros, Claudine; Blane, David; Ihle, Andreas; Kliegel, Matthias; Cullati, Stéphane (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America;Vol. 116, No. 12, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019-02-25)
      Cognitive aging is characterized by large heterogeneity, which may be due to variations in childhood socioeconomic conditions (CSC). Although there is substantial evidence for an effect of CSC on levels of cognitive ...
    • Are there educational disparities in health and functioningamong the oldest old? Evidence from the Nordic countries 

      Enroth, Linda; Veenstra, Marijke; Aartsen, Marja; Kjær, Agnete Aslaug; Nilsson, Charlotte Juul; Fors, Stefan (European Journal of Ageing;December 2019, Volume 16, Issue 4, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019-06-17)
      With the ageing of the population and recent pressures on important welfare state arrangements, updated knowledge on the linkage between socioeconomic status and health in old age is pertinent for shedding light on emerging ...
    • The Association between soseconomic condition and quality of reletionship 

      Thapa, Rajina (Master thesis, 2020)
      Background: Low quality of relationship is the reason for poor mental health and well-being of any individual. Research has often linked socioeconomic conditions to quality of partner relationship. Partners are struggling ...
    • Attrition in an Online Loneliness Intervention for Adults Aged 50 Years and Older: Survival Analysis 

      Bouwman, Tamara; van Tilburg, Theo; Aartsen, Marja (Journal of Medical Internet Research Aging;vol. 2, iss. 2 (2019): Jul-Dec, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019-06-08)
      Background: Online interventions can be as effective as in-person interventions. However, attrition in online intervention is high and potentially biases the results. More importantly, high attrition rates might reduce the ...
    • Cohort Profile: The Norwegian Life Course, Ageing and Generation Study (NorLAG) 

      Veenstra, Marijke; Herlofson, Katharina; Aartsen, Marja; Hansen, Thomas; Hellevik, Tale; Henriksen, Gry; Løset, Gøril Kvamme; Vangen, Hanna (International Journal of Epidemiology;, Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021-01-26)
      The Norwegian Life Course, Ageing and Generation Study (NorLAG) was set up to gain new and updated knowledge on ageing and age-related changes in Norway. The nationwide, population-based study includes information on core ...
    • A critical review and development of a conceptual model of exclusion from social relations for older people 

      Burholt, Vanessa; Winter, Bethan; Aartsen, Marja; Constantinou, Costas M.; Dahlberg, Lena; Villar, Feliciano; de Jong Gierveld, Jenny; van Regenmortel, S; Waldegrave, Charles (European Journal of Ageing;, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019-02-20)
      Social exclusion is complex and dynamic, and it leads to the non-realization of social, economic, political or cultural rights or participation within a society. This critical review takes stock of the literature on exclusion ...
    • Do welfare regimes moderate cumulative dis/advantages over the life course? Cross-National evidence from longitudinal SHARE Data 

      Sieber, Stefan; Cheval, Boris; Orsholits, Dan; Van der Linden, Bernadette; Guessous, Idris; Gabriel, Rainer; Kliegel, Matthias; von Arx, Martina; Kelly-Irving, Michelle; Aartsen, Marja; Boisgontier, Matthieu; Courvoisier, Delphine S.; Burton-Jeangros, Claudine; Cullati, Stéphane (The Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences;, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020-03-24)
      Objectives: This study aimed to examine the cumulative disadvantage of different forms of childhood misfortune and adultlife socioeconomic conditions (SEC) with regard to trajectories and levels of self-rated health in old ...
    • Dynamics of volunteering and life satisfaction in midlife and old age: Findings from 12 European countries 

      Hansen, Thomas; Slagsvold, Britt; Aartsen, Marja; Deindl, Christian (Social Sciences;Volume 7, Issue 5, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018-05-04)
      A growing literature shows that doing voluntary work not only helps the wider community but can also improve one’s own well-being. To date, however, few studies have examined the relationship between volunteering and ...
    • Exclusion from Social Relations in Later Life and the Role of Gender: A Heuristic Model 

      Aartsen, Marja; Walsh, Kieran; Villar, Feliciano; Lowenstein, Ariela; Katz, Ruth; Naim, Sigal; Motel-Klingebiel, Andreas; Wanka, Anna; Urbaniak, Anna Maria; Hansen, Thomas; Vidovićová, Lucie (Gender and Research;2021, 22 (1), Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021-08-30)
      Being socially connected is a universal human need, but a substantial number of older men and women are or become excluded from these connections in later life. Exclusion from social relations (ESR) is unwanted as it ...
    • Exclusion from Social Relations in Later Life: Micro- and Macro-Level Patterns and Correlations in a European Perspective 

      Hansen, Thomas; Kafková, Marcela Petrová; Katz, Ruth; Lowenstein, Ariela; Naim, Sigal; Pavlidis, George; Villar, Feliciano; Walsh, Kieran; Aartsen, Marja (International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH);Volume 18, Issue 23, Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021-11-25)
      Older adults face particular risks of exclusion from social relationships (ESR) and are especially vulnerable to its consequences. However, research so far has been limited to specific dimensions, countries, and time points. ...
    • Exclusion from social relations in later life: on the gendered associations of social networks with mental wellbeing 

      Pavlidis, George; Motel-Klingebiel, Andreas; Aartsen, Marja (Aging & Mental Health;, Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2022-08-25)
      Objectives: This study addresses the gendered risks of loneliness and depression in later life from a social exclusion perspective. Exclusion from social relations (ESR) in older age is an unwanted situation associated ...
    • Health inequalities in older Norwegians and the mediating role of social networks 

      Adhikari, Nabaraj (Master thesis, 2021)
      This study aims to understand how social networks serve as an intervening pathway leading to socioeconomic health inequality among older adults in Norway. Longitudinal survey data and annual national register data from the ...
    • How welfare regimes moderate the associations between cognitive aging, education, and occupation 

      Orsholits, Dan; Cullati, Stéphane; Ghisletta, Paolo; Aartsen, Marja; Oris, Michel; Studer, Matthias; Maurer, Jürgen; Perna, Laura; Gouveia, Élvio; Marques, Adilson; Peralta, Miguel; Marconcin, Priscila; Kliegel, Matthias; Ihle, Andreas (The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences;Volume 77, Issue 9, Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2022)
      Objectives: Previous studies have shown the importance of individual markers of cognitive reserve, such as education and occupation, for cognitive health in old age. However, there has been only little investigation so far ...
    • Life course socioeconomic conditions and frailty at older ages 

      Van der Linden, Bernadette; Cheval, Boris; Sieber, Stefan; Orsholits, Dan; Guessous, Idris; Stringhini, Silvia; Gabriel, Rainer; Aartsen, Marja; Blane, David; Courvoisier, Delphine S.; Burton-Jeangros, Claudine; Kliegel, Matthias; Cullati, Stéphane (The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences;, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019-02-07)
      Objectives: This article aimed to assess associations of childhood socioeconomic conditions (CSC) with the risk of frailty in old age and whether adulthood socioeconomic conditions (ASC) influence this association. Methods: ...
    • Life-Course Circumstances and Frailty in Old Age Within Different European Welfare Regimes: A Longitudinal Study With SHARE 

      Van der Linden, Bernadette; Sieber, Stefan; Cheval, Boris; Orsholits, Dan; Guessous, Idris; Gabriel, Rainer; von Arx, Martina; Kelly-Irving, Michelle; Aartsen, Marja; Blane, David; Boisgontier, Matthieu; Oris, Michel; Kliegel, Matthias; Cullati, Stéphane (Journals of Gerontology, Series B;, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019-10-30)
      Objectives: This study aimed to assess whether cumulative disadvantage in childhood misfortune and adult-life socioeconomic conditions influence the risk of frailty in old age and whether welfare regimes influence these ...
    • Life-course income trajectories of men and women in Norway: Implications for self-rated health in later life 

      Veenstra, Marijke; Aartsen, Marja (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2022)
      Socioeconomic inequalities in health are well-established, but studies addressing lagged effects of income or of fluctuations in income over the life course are relatively rare. The current study aims to (i) identify and ...
    • Lonely societies: low trust societies? Further explanations for national variations in loneliness among older Europeans 

      Rapoliene, Grazina; Aartsen, Marja (European Journal of Ageing;, Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021-09-16)
      Cross-national studies in Europe reveal sharp regional differences in the prevalence of loneliness among older adults, with the highest prevalence of loneliness in Eastern European countries. In this study, we investigate ...
    • Longitudinal associations between late-life depression dimensions and cognitive functioning: a cross-domain latent growth curve analysis 

      Brailean, Anamaria; Aartsen, Marja; Muniz-Terrera, Graziela; Prince, M; Prina, Matthew; Comijs, Hannie; Huisman, Martijn; Beekman, Aartjan (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2016)
      Background. Cognitive impairment and depression often co-occur in older adults, but it is not clear whether depression is a risk factor for cognitive decline, a psychological reaction to cognitive decline, or whether ...
    • Network and solitude satisfaction as modifiers of disadvantages in the quality of life of older persons who are challenged by exclusion from social relations: a gender stratified analysis 

      Pavlidis, George; Hansen, Thomas; Motel-Klingebiel, Andreas; Aartsen, Marja (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2022-03-21)
      This study examined from a gender-sensitive perspective the associations of exclusion from social relations (ESR) with the quality of life (QoL) of excluded older persons. Being satisfied with existing relations (i.e., ...
    • Old-Age Exclusion: Active Ageing, Ageism and Agency 

      de Travernier, Wouter; Aartsen, Marja (Social Inclusion;Volume 7, Issue 3 (2019): Old-Age Exclusion, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019-07-29)
      This editorial serves a double purpose. It introduces the articles and commentary comprising this thematic issue on old-ageexclusion, and simultaneously aims to make a concise contribution to the discussion on the relation ...