• 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Older Volunteering: A Combination of Objective and Subjective Approaches 

      Le, Huong Giang (Master thesis, 2020)
      Formal volunteering has become the forefront of discussion on productive aging activity. A growing interest in studying the determinants of volunteering often distinguished between two approaches: (1) objective approaches, ...
    • Predictors in starting and stopping Internet use between 2002 and 2012 by Dutch adults 65 years and older 

      Berner, Jessica; Aartsen, Marja; Deeg, Dorly J.H. (Health Informatics Journal;, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017-07-27)
      Research has indicated the need to consider the ageing process with technology adoption by older adults. This study examined psychological, health, social and demographic predictors with starting and stopping Internet ...
    • The role of subjective age in sustaining wellbeing and health in the second half of life. 

      Veenstra, Marijke; Daatland, Svein Olav; Aartsen, Marja (Ageing and Society;, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020-04-15)
      Subjective age (SA) is a core indicator of the individual ageing experience, with important consequences for successful ageing. The aim of the current study was to investigate the directions of the longitudinal associations ...
    • Social Exclusion and Mental Wellbeing in Older Romanians 

      Precupetu, Iuliana; Aartsen, Marja; Vasile, Marian (Social Inclusion;Vol 7, No 3 (2019): Old-Age Exclusion, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019-04-04)
      In Romania, inequalities in health and wellbeing between younger and older Romanians are substantial, and an important reason for inequalities may be the higher risk of social exclusion among older adults. After the fall ...
    • Social pathways to health: On the mediating role of the social network in the relation between socio-economic position and health 

      Aartsen, Marja; Veenstra, Marijke; Hansen, Thomas (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      Good health is one of the key qualities of life, but opportunities to be and remain healthy are unequally distributed across socio-economic groups. The beneficial health effects of the social network are well known. However, ...
    • Spousal Loss and Change in Cognitive Functioning: An Examination of Temporal Patterns and Gender Differences 

      Wörn, Jonathan; Comijs, Hannie; Aartsen, Marja (The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences;, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018-09-14)
      Objectives: The study investigates whether the disadvantaged position of men in the adverse consequences of widowhood for health and mortality also exists for changes in cognitive health. Methods: We used data of up ...
    • Trust: an essential condition in the application of a caregiver support intervention in nursing practice 

      Zegwaard, Marian I; Aartsen, Marja; Grypdonck, Mieke H.F.; Cuijpers, Pim (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      Background The recent policy of deinstitutionalization of health care in Western countries has resulted in a growing number of people - including elderly - with severe mental illness living in the community where they ...
    • Welfare Regimes Modify the Association of Disadvantaged Adult-life Socioeconomic Circumstances with Self-rated Health in Old Age 

      Sieber, Stefan; Cheval, Boris; Orsholits, Dan; Van der Linden, Bernadette; Guessous, Idris; Gabriel, Rainer; Kliegel, Matthias; Aartsen, Marja; Boisgontier, Matthieu; Courvoisier, Delphine Sophie; Burton-Jeangros, Claudine; Cullati, Stéphane (International Journal of Epidemiology;, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019-01-03)
      Background: Welfare regimes in Europe modify individuals’ socioeconomic trajectories over their life-course, and, ultimately, the link between socioeconomic circumstances (SECs) and health. This paper aimed to assess ...