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.
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