Dr. Andreas Motel-Klingebiel holds a chair in Ageing and Later Life at the Division Ageing and Social Change, Department for Social and Welfare Studies, Linköping University, Sweden. He is a Sociologist and Gerontologist, as well as the current vice-president of the Swedish Gerontological Society. Before accepting the position in Sweden, he was acting as Head of Research and Deputy Institute Director of the German Centre of Gerontology in Berlin, where he served as the director of the German Ageing Survey. He received a PhD in Sociology from Free University Berlin and taught Gerontology and Sociology at the University of Vechta and at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. He has extensive experience in quantitative research and his research targets the interdependencies between social change, life courses, human ageing and old age with an emphasis on quality of life, diversity, distributions, social inequality and exclusion.
The International Journal of Aging and Society provides an international forum for the discussion of a rapidly growing segment of the population, in developed countries as well as in developing countries. Contributions range from broad theoretical and global policy explorations to detailed studies of the specific human physiological, health, economic, and social dynamics of aging in today’s global society. The journal is a focal point for interdisciplinary research involving psychology, neuroscience, economics, sociology, anthropology, demography, nursing, biology, medicine, public health, epidemiology, gerontology, pharmacology, dentistry, health behavior and health education, “third age” education, management, marketing, and communications. Articles cover a range from big picture questions of public policy to the fine detail of research and practice-based discussion.