Call for Abstracts: Adult Mortality Determinants in Low and Middle Income Countries

A one-day workshop co-sponsored by the UC-Berkeley Center on the Economics and Demography of Aging-CEDA and the USC/UCLA Center for Biodemography and Population Health, to be held on the campus of UC Berkeley, 27 February, 2017.

Deadline for submission of abstracts: 21 October 2016.

Adult Mortality Determinants in Low and Middle Income Countries and Comparisons with High Income Countries” .  This workshop is designed to share leading research methods and findings on comparative patterns of adult mortality risk factors in low and middle income countries (LMIC), following-up on an inaugural workshop held on this topic at USC in February 2016.  The goal is to build a robust evidence base for understanding the drivers of cross-national mortality and health expectancy patterns, especially in populations with unusually high or low adult mortality.  The newly expanded availability of longitudinal HRS-type surveys in LMIC make this an opportune time to gather a network of researchers using such data to study mortality patterns, in order to share innovative methods, new results, and ideas for the most promising research agenda going forward. 

We solicit presentations of papers using longitudinal data from one or more LMIC, particularly from harmonized HRS family studies (see in China (CHARLS), Costa Rica (CRELES), Ghana (SAGE), Korea (KLOSA), Indonesia (IFLS), Mexico (MHAS), and South Africa (SAGE). We also encourage use of other LMIC micro-data with mortality follow-ups, e.g. from Taiwan (SEBAS), China (CLHLS), South Africa (HAALSI), and elsewhere, as well as comparisons with data from higher income countries such as the US (HRS), Japan (JSTAR or NUJLSOA), England (ELSA), and Europe (SHARE).

We invite one-page abstracts, which should be submitted by October 21st to  For inquiries about topical areas please contact Will Dow and Eileen Crimmins  For further information please contact CEDA Executive Director Elizabeth Vasile (  


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