September 2023: Successful TRILL project meeting and conference participation in Ancona, Italy!

Members of the TRILL project held six presentations at the 13th Interdisciplinary Conference on Aging and Social Change:

Veenstra, M. Inequalities in opportunities for ageing well: The significance of transitions in later life

Løset, G. K., Kok, A., & Veenstra, M. Subjective well-being and bereavement in later life: Adjustment to multiple losses

Strand, H. et al. Spousal bereavement and effects on later life physical and cognitive capability: The Tromsø study

Eyjólfsdottir, H. S. et al. Psychosocial working conditions as a predictor for exit from paid employment

Huxhold, O., Løset, G. K., & Henning, G. Ageing and changing personalities in different social groups – the impact of retirement

Herlofson, K. & Hellevik, T. Late careers and work exit variants in Norway: Retirement as a process

August 2023: Members of the TRILL project will be presenting a colloquium on Inequalities in Opportunities for Ageing Well:
The Significance of Transitions in Later Life at the upcoming 13th Interdisciplinary Conference on Aging and Social Change in Ancona, Italy. The project group will also meet for a writing seminar in Ancona ahead of the conference.

The conference program can be found here: Aging & Social Change

June 2023: Another new TRILL publication is now available. Tale Hellevik, Katharina Herlofson and Axel West Pedersen review different methods for measuring the timing of retirement found in recent Norwegian and international research. They compare the results of two operationalizations, one based on survey data, the other on register data.

Read the article here:

April 2023: A new publication from the TRILL project is out. Katharina Herlofson and Marijke Veenstra have examined whether the number and timing of transitions in later life vary by gender and socio-economic position.

Read the article here:

February 2023: TRILL visit to the Tromsø Study. Heine Strand, Gøril Kvamme Løset and Marijke Veenstra presented the project and preliminary research findings. We also had fruitful discussions about research collaborations and possibilities for conducting the qualitative study including informants from the Tromsø Study.

TRILL meeting scientific committee Tromsø Study. Photo Heine Strand.

October 2022: TRILL project members from Norway, Germany, Iceland and Sweden got together for a two day workshop to present and discuss ongoing research on transitions in later life. There were presentations based on NorLAG as well as the Tromsø study, for example on patterns of transitions in later life (Katharina Herlofson), and on health consequences of bereavement (Heine Strand & Milan Chang) and retirement (Harpa Eyjolfsdottir & Carin Lennartsson).

June 2022: Members of the TRILL project group will be presenting a symposium on Socioeconomic inequalities in ageing and transitions in later life at the 26th Nordic Congress in Gerontology in Odense (26NKG)

November 2021: Meeting in TRILL user group – Directorate of Health and KS

October 2021: Special issue in Frontiers of Psychology Psycho-Behavioral Factors and Longevity with a TRILL publication showing that both higher levels of wealth and perceived control are important for reduced elderly mortality over an 11-year period.