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Marja Aartsen

Marja Aartsen


Marja Aartsen is research professor, working at the department for Aging and Housing studies. She has a background in Sociology and received her PhD degree at the VU University Amsterdam. Her academic interest is on social gerontology. Marja’a research concentrates on social exclusion, social inequalities and developments in social functioning in the second half of life. She is interested in the statistical modelling of longitudinal associations between social functioning and other domains of functioning such as cognitive and mental functioning and physical health. Marja is co-leader for two international research projects focusing on social exclusion in late life: GENPATH and AMASE (which is a Romanian-Norwegian collaboration). She is also member of the research team responsible for the Norwegian Life-course, Ageing and Generations study in Norway (NorLAG) and editor of the European Journal of Ageing.

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