Research and policy consulting publications: search for books, book-chapters and journal articles by DZA authors and series published by the institute.

In various ways the German Institute of Gerontology contributes to the dissemination of knowledge by publishing research findings, social reports, policy consulting papers as well as by giving access to its research data. Many of them are published in scientific journals or books by academic publishing houses.
The DZA prevarably is endavouring to provide an open and free access to its publications; at the time, many, but not all of them, are accessible free of charge. The DZA has signed the "Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities (2003)" and, in its spirit, makes most of its publications available in open access (accessible free of charge, re-usable, sustainable and provided with structured metadata).

Actual findings from gerontological research are published in the following series (german only) and can be downloaded:

journal article

Monitoring Civil Society: The German Survey on Volunteering 1999–2019

Hameister, N., Kelle, N., Kausmann, C., Karnick, N., Arriagada, C., & Simonson, J. (2023). Monitoring Civil Society: The German Survey on Volunteering 1999–2019. Soziale Welt.

series DZA Aktuell (german only)

Bücherlesen in der zweiten Lebenshälfte: Welche Zusammenhänge gibt es mit Aspekten von Lebensqualität und Gesundheit?

Hartmann, S., Klasen, L., Keller, N., & Huxhold, O. (2023). Bücherlesen in der zweiten Lebenshälfte: Welche Zusammenhänge gibt es mit Aspekten von Lebensqualität und Gesundheit? [DZA Aktuell 04/2023]. Berlin: Deutsches Zentrum für Altersfragen.

series DZA Aktuell (german only)

Reading books in the second half of life: What correlations are there with aspects of quality of life and health?

Stefanie Hartmann, Lisa Klasen, Nadja Keller, & Oliver Huxhold (2023). Reading books in the second half of life: What correlations are there with aspects of quality of life and health? [DZA Aktuell 04/2023]. Berlin: German Centre of Gerontology.

journal article

Historical and Cross-Country Differences in Life Satisfaction Across Retirement in Germany and Switzerland From 2000 to 2019

Henning, G., Baumann, I., & Huxhold, O. (2023). Historical and Cross-Country Differences in Life Satisfaction Across Retirement in Germany and Switzerland From 2000 to 2019. In: Journals of Gerontology: SOCIAL SCIENCES, XX(XX), 1–10, doi.org/10.1093/geronb/gbad066

journal article

Levels and change in autonomous and controlled work motivation in older workers—The role of proximity to retirement and sense of community at work

Henning, G., Stenling, A., Tavfelin, S., Ebener, M., & Gow, M. (2023). Levels and change in autonomous and controlled work motivation in older workers—The role of proximity to retirement and sense of community at work. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 96(1), S. 33-55.

journal article

The Risks of Experiencing Severe Loneliness Across Middle and Late Adulthood

book chapter

Loneliness increased significantly among people in middle and older adulthood during the Covid-19 pandemic

Huxhold, O., & Tesch-Römer, C. (2023). Loneliness increased significantly among people in middle and older adulthood during the Covid-19 pandemic. In: J. Simonson, J. Wünsche & C. Tesch-Römer (Hrsg.) Ageing in Times of the Covid-19 Pandemic (S. 183-197). Wiesbaden: Springer.

series Fact Sheet (german only)

Der Zusammenhang zwischen sozialer Ungleichheit im Einkommen und sozialer Integration in der zweiten Lebenshälfte [DZA-Fact Sheet]

Huxhold, O., Bünning, M., & Simonson, J. (2023): Der Zusammenhang zwischen sozialer Ungleichheit im Einkommen und sozialer Integration in der zweiten Lebenshälfte. [DZA-Fact Sheet]. Berlin: Deutsches Zentrum für Altersfragen.

book

Hohes Alter in Deutschland

Kaspar, R., Simonson, J., Tesch-Römer, C., Wagner, M., Zank, S. (Hrsg.) (2023). Hohes Alter in Deutschland [Schriften zu Gesundheit und Gesellschaft - Studies on Health and Society]. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer. doi: doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-66630-2

series DZA Aktuell (german only)

Situation of people providing support and care to someone with dementia

Kelle, N., & Ehrlich, U. (2023). Situation of people providing support and care to someone with dementia [DZA Aktuell 04/2022 – English version]. Berlin: German Centre of Gerontology.