Esteban Calvo & Ignacio Madero-Cabib present on labor-force sequences and health trajectories in old age

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Please join us for this seminar co-sponsored by the Department of Epidemiology and the Columbia Aging Center on Wednesday, February 1, 2017, at 12 p.m., in the Hammer Building Room LL-201, 701 West 168th Street.

Columbia Aging Center and Epi faculty member Esteban Calvo and his colleague Ignacio Madero-Cabib will present "From Snapshots to Movies: Labor-force Sequences and Health Trajectories in Old Age." The abstract and poster are below. Please let us know if you plan to attend and RSVP to: [email protected].

Abstract: When a continuous motion is represented as a series of snapshots of statuses or transitions, patterns become fuzzy and difficult to perceive. Departing from a snapshot approach, this presentation analyzes the relationship between labor-force sequences and health trajectories in old age. Regardless of disadvantages experienced earlier in the life course, promotion of healthier labor-force sequences throughout the 60s can postpone the decline in motor and cognitive functioning, as well as delay the onset of chronic diseases and progression towards multi morbidity.