YouthLife/IET Open Seminar: Studying the links between life transitions, SES and health behaviours using LIFELINES data Webinar via ZOOM

12/06/2021 - 16:00 - 17:30

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In the next open seminar of the TLU Centre of Excellence in Interdisciplinary Life-course Studies, Prof Aart C. Liefbroer and Lluís Mangot-Sala from the Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI) will present their work on studying the links between life transitions, socio-economic status and health behaviours using LIFELINES data.

First, Aart Liefbroer will introduce the LIFELINES cohort study, that is conducted at the University of Groningen and allows for a wealth of information on changes in health and it determinants and consequences. Apart from the regular flow of data collection over a period already extending more than 10 years, a special series of panel waves have been conducted since the COVID pandemic, making this data sources extremely interesting to study developments in health in general, and during the pandemic in particular. Next, Lluís Mangot-Sala will present some of his ongoing work. In particular, he is going to present results from two different studies that aim at answering different questions within the life-course perspective. First, he will discuss how to disentangle the reciprocal association between unemployment and alcohol consumption using panel data. He will show how the combination of structural equation modelling with fixed effects models can give insights into this reciprocal association. In addition, he will present results on changes in alcohol consumption during the COVID pandemic and the extent to which household types buffered the impact of the COVID lockdown on alcohol consumption of the observed population.

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Professor Aart C. Liefbroer is Leader of the Research Theme on Families and Generations at the Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI) and a Professor of Life Course Demography at the University Medical Centre Groningen (UMCG) of the University of Groningen, and Professor by special appointment of Demography of Young Adults and Intergenerational Transmission at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam. He is interested in determinants and consequences of young adults’ demographic decisions. He also acts as the Dutch National Coordinator of the European Social Survey (ESS) and the Generations and Gender Survey (GGS).

Lluís Mangot-Sala is a PhD candidate at the Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI) and the University Medical Centre Groningen (UMCG). He has obtained an MSc in both public health and sociology. His research focusses on the links between life course events and health, with a special interest in the relationship between alcohol consumption and life-course events. For example, his latest paper examined how the association between unemployment trajectories and alcohol consumption



The series of open seminars is organized by the TLU Center of Excellence in Interdisciplinary Life Studies (IET), funded by the European Union Regional Development Fund (ASTRA project "TLU TEE Tallinn University as a promoter of intelligent lifestyle"). In 2021, the seminars are co-organised by the consortium of YouthLife Project which has received funding from the European Union´s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 952083. pilt