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Differences in mortality and healthy life between older women and men

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Date Limite Candidature : mercredi 14 juillet 2021

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General information

Reference : UMR8545-MATMOU-005
Workplace : PARIS 14
Date of publication : Wednesday, June 2, 2021
Scientific Responsible name : Pierre Yves GEOFFARD
Type of Contract : PhD Student contract / Thesis offer
Contract Period : 36 months
Start date of the thesis : 1 October 2021
Proportion of work : Full time
Remuneration : 2 135,00 € gross monthly

Description of the thesis topic

Description of the scientific context and the subject of the thesis
The recruitment is at the interface of the research projects Gendhi (Gender and Health Inequalities) and Ginco (Gender and Health Inequalities in Constances).

The Gendhi project aims to understand, from an intersectional perspective, how gender is articulated with class and "race" social relations to construct social inequalities in health, throughout the life course. Winner of the Synergy call from the ERCC, the project is led by four principal investigators, Nathalie Bajos, sociologist-demographer, Director of Research at INSERM, Muriel Darmon, sociologist, Director of Research at the CNRS, Pierre-Yves Geoffard, Professor at the Paris School of Economics, and Michelle Kelly-Irving, epidemiologist, Research Officer at INSERM. It brings together researchers from INSERM, CNRS, INED and universities, clinicians, doctoral students and post-doctoral fellows from all the disciplines mentioned.

The Ginco project aims to understand the social determinants of healthy ageing in women and men based on the CONSTANCES cohort database. The project proposes to develop a holistic approach to the issue of gender differences in health by taking into account exposures related to gendered life courses. The project analyses the gender gap in longevity and years of ill-health and disability linked to their professional, social and family backgrounds. The Ginco project is led by Emmanuelle CAMBOIS, demographer and economist at INED, in partnership with INSERM-LEASP Epidemiology and Public Health Analysis: Risks, Chronic Diseases and Disabilities, Department of Global Health & Social Medicine at KCL King's College, and the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies HCPDS.

The objective of this thesis is to examine the factors that may help explain the differences in mortality and healthy life between older women and men, based on the study of the French Constances cohort. At the interface of demographic and economic analysis, the research will be based on quantitative analyses. It will have to interact with the qualitative and quantitative research conducted within the Gendhi project and will also have to interact with the other disciplines of the project (sociology, social epidemiology).

During his/her thesis, the doctoral student will pay particular attention to the processes linking present or past professional activity and the evolution of health status, and in particular to cardiovascular pathologies, cancers, and mental health.

The thesis will be jointly supervised by Emmanuelle Cambois (demographer, INED) and Pierre-Yves Geoffard (economist, PSE).

Work Context

The recruitment is associated with the Gender and Health Inequalities (Gendhi) and Ginco (Gender and Health Inequalities in Constances) research projects. The Gendhi project has obtained funding from the European Research Council, via the "ERC-Synergy-2019" call, for a duration of 6 years. The Ginco project has obtained funding from the French National Research Agency (ANR-19-CE41-0014). For more information https://www.constances.fr/assets/pdf/GINCO.pdf

The person recruited will become a doctoral student in the PjSE laboratory (PSE, UMR 4585) directed by Jean-Marc TALLON, and will be housed in the project premises on the Condorcet campus.

Constraints and risks

- Reading and critical analysis of the scientific literature
- Quantitative analysis of data
- Developing a thesis, writing scientific articles
- Presentation of work and participation in Gendhi and Ginco working groups and seminars. This list is neither exhaustive nor restrictive.

Imperative criteria:
- Masters (M2, MA, MSc) in demography or economics
- Master's degree in quantitative methods, analysis in economics or demography
- Mastery of Stata and/or R software
- Analytical and writing skills
- Fluency in English and French
Skills that are useful but not essential:
- Experience in quantitative analysis and writing
- Ability to interact with other project disciplines
- Self-starter

Additional Information

The envisaged date of hiring is an approximate date which may change due to the restriction measures because of the health situation.
How to apply: Each application must include a CV and a covering letter
Selection of applications: Applications are pre-selected on the basis of their scientific quality and their relevance to the project. The selected applications will be evaluated by Emmanuelle Cambois and Pierre-Yves Geoffard.
Applications must be submitted via the emploi.cnrs.fr website.

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