Health, morbidity and mortality

How are social inequalities related to healthy lifespans?

What are the trends in life expectancy and lifespan variation these days?

This Working Group studies trends and differentials in health, morbidity and mortality across Europe. Firmly based in population studies and demography, the group has a strong interdisciplinary character.

From its inception in 1991, the group has organized many seminars and workshops in close collaboration with scholars and institutions across Europe. All members may join the Working Group and participate in its events.

If you are interested in being part of this group, please send an email to Jon Anson at

Upcoming event

Call for Papers for the workshop of the EAPS Health, Morbidity, and Mortality Working Group

Location: Budapest, Hungary.
Dates: 20-22 September, 2023
Form: Hybrid, however on-site is preferred
Theme: "Changing conditions in a changing World: Comparative analysis of health, morbidity, and mortality”

Deadline for abstracts: 15th April, 2023 (decision about acceptance before 31st May, 2023)

We live in a turbulent world with many challenges, not only for our lives but also for our work. The recent epidemic (which is still not completely over!) has shown that the continued decline in mortality over the past half century cannot be taken for granted. However, in order to understand, and evaluate, these processes properly, we need good, comparative analyses: between countries, between regions and between social and ethnic groups. The upcoming workshop will create a forum where issues related to the comparative analysis of health, morbidity, and mortality can be discussed from many perspectives: methodologies and applications; geography and environment; history; migration and marginalisation; short and long term trends and transition; age, sex, and population structures, and much more.

Please submit a short abstract, limit 250 words, to by 15th April, 2023. If you prefer to present a poster, please let us know. As usual, there is no registration fee but participants are responsible for their own travel and accommodation. Our thanks to the Hungarian Demographic Research Institute in Budapest for hosting and supporting this meeting.

Programme Committee:
Yonathan (Jon) Anson
Klara Hulíková Tesárková
Katalin Kovács
Petr Mazouch

Steering committee


Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium


Charles University, Czech Republic


Prague University of Economics and Business, Czech Republic

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