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Marja Aartsen

Marja Aartsen


I am interested in developments in social functioning of older adults, their relationships with others and how that changes with aging, and how that relates to cognitive and mental functioning and physical health. My research focus is on the statistical modelling of longitudinal processes and the developmental origins of social and cognitive functioning in later life. I have a background in Sociology, and did my PhD at the VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Fields of study

Academic disciplines


Subject areas

Aging   Social inequalities   Life-evolvement   Methodology   Social network   Social exclusion

Research projects

Scientific publications

Sieber, Stefan; Cheval, Boris; Orsholits, Dan; Van der Linden, Bernadette; Guessous, Idris; Gabriel, Rainer; Kliegel, Matthias; von Arx, Martina; Kelly-Irving, Michelle; Aartsen, Marja; Boisgontier, Matthieu; Courvoisier, Delphine S.; Burton-Jeangros, Claudine; Cullati, Stéphane (2020). Do welfare regimes moderate cumulative dis/advantages over the life course? Cross-National evidence from longitudinal SHARE Data. The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences .

Thomese, Fleur; Aartsen, Marja (2020). Sociale verouderingstheorieên [Social theories on ageing]. Inleiding in de gerontologie en geriatrie [Introduction into Gerontology and Geriatrics]. 4. p. 23-26.

Veenstra, Marijke; Daatland, Svein Olav; Aartsen, Marja (2020). The role of subjective age in sustaining wellbeing and health in the second half of life. 21 p. Ageing & Society .

Kliegel, Matthias; Iwarsson, Susanne; Wahrendorf, Morten; Minicuci, Nadia; Aartsen, Marja (2020). The European Journal of Ageing at the beginning of the Decade of Healthy Ageing. European Journal of Ageing .

Aartsen, Marja; Hansen, Thomas (2020). Social Participation in the Second Half of Life. Rattan, Suresh (Ed.). Encyclopedia of Biomedical Gerontology. Chapter. p. 247-255.

Van der Linden, Bernadette; Sieber, Stefan; Cheval, Boris; Orsholits, Dan; Guessous, Idris; Gabriel, Rainer; von Arx, Martina; Kelly-Irving, Michelle; Aartsen, Marja; Blane, David; Boisgontier, Matthieu; Oris, Michel; Kliegel, Matthias; Cullati, Stéphane (2019). Life-Course Circumstances and Frailty in Old Age Within Different European Welfare Regimes: A Longitudinal Study With SHARE. The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences .

Bouwman, Tamara; van Tilburg, Theo; Aartsen, Marja (2019). Attrition in an Online Loneliness Intervention for Adults Aged 50 Years and Older: Survival Analysis. Journal of Medical Internet Research . Vol. 2.

Suanet, Bianca; Aartsen, Marja; Hoogendijk, Emiel; Huisman, Martijn (2019). The Social Support - Health Link Unraveled: Pathways Linking Social Support to Functional Capacity in Later Life. Journal of Aging and Health .

Enroth, Linda; Veenstra, Marijke; Aartsen, Marja; Kjær, Agnete Aslaug; Nilsson, Charlotte Juul; Fors, Stefan (2019). Are there educational disparities in health and functioning among the oldest old? Evidence from the Nordic countries. European Journal of Ageing .

Precupetu, Iuliana; Aartsen, Marja; Vasile, Marian (2019). Social Exclusion and Mental Wellbeing in Older Romanians. Social Inclusion . Vol. 7.

These publications are obtained from Cristin. The list may be incomplete