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Seminar: "Modern Demography". Topic: "Human lifespan limits: what can demographic data say?". Presentation by Dmitry Jdanov.

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The International Laboratory for Population and Health of the HSE cordially invites you to the next session of the scientific seminar "Modern Demography," which will be held on March 26. Our speaker is Dmitry A. Jdanov, PhD, Chief Research Fellow at the International laboratory for population and health of NRU HSE; Head of the Laboratory of Demographic Data at the Max Planck Institute for demographic research.

Abstract
Supercentenarians have always attracted particular attention. We know many legends about longevity records. Despite the fact that these legends mention people who have lived to 200, 500 and even 969 years, the maximum confirmed age for today is 122 years and 164 days. Unfortunately, it is almost impossible to confirm the age of supercentenarians born before the 19th century. For this reason, the real story of supercentenarians begins only in the last century. Since the 1950s the number of centenarians in countries with low mortality has doubled every decade. Life expectancy in the leading countries has been growing almost linearly for more than a century and a half. In developed countries the resources for reducing mortality at younger ages are close to their limits. As we go forward, is it possible to maintain an increase in life expectancy at the same pace? Do we already see the limits to a human life? Is it possible that in the future most people will live to 120 years? One of the key points to answer these questions is the availability of reliable population statistics.

Time: 16.00 - 18.00

Venue: Bolshoy Trehsvyatitelsky pereulok, 3, Room 523.

Working language will be Russian.

If you need to order a pass to the building of the HSE, please inform about your participation by e-mail vsokolova@hse.ru (Vera Sokolova) by 12.00 on March 26, 2019.