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Understanding mortality: Biosocial determinants across cohorts, time and place

Project description

How long do we live and why?

The mortality rate of a given population usually reflects the socioeconomic and environmental conditions people live in. However, life expectancy seems to be affected by other biological factors such as obesity or life choices such as alcohol and drug use. The EU-funded MORTAL project aims to integrate knowledge from different disciplines to understand what drives population mortality in the 21st century. Researchers will employ new measures of biological risk and determine how they affect health and ageing. Additional parameters such as education and migration will also be taken into account. Results will offer new knowledge on the mechanisms that influence mortality in a given population.

Call for proposal

ERC-2020-COG
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Host institution

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
Address
Wellington Square University Offices
OX1 2JD Oxford
United Kingdom

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 999 342

Beneficiaries (1)

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 1 999 342
Address
Wellington Square University Offices
OX1 2JD Oxford

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments