July 20 - 21, 2022 | Minneapolis, MN & Online
The Network for Data-Intensive Research on Aging (NDIRA) is proud to sponsor the 2022 Data-Intensive Research Conference. We are planning on an in-person conference with virtual components; however, we continue to monitor the public health situation related to COVID-19 and will convert to a fully virtual event if warranted.
2022 Conference Theme: Contextualizing Work and Health Disparities across the Life Course
COVID-19 has changed conventions around work and health while also highlighting and exacerbating disparities. These changes are taking place alongside technological innovations, globalization, shifting economies, and changing demographics of places and the workforce. The 2022 Data-Intensive Research Conference will showcase research that explores disparities in work and health within and across particular contexts and demographic subgroups in the U.S. and international settings. View call for papers.
All times are in Central Time
Tuesday, July 19
- 6:30-8:30pm Welcome Mixer
Wednesday, July 20
- 8:30-9:00am Breakfast & Conversations
- 9:00-9:15am Welcoming Remarks
- 9:30-10:45am Paper Session 1: Predicting Health & Health Behaviors*
- 11:00am-12:15pm Paper Session 2: Linked Lives & Interconnections*
- 12:30-1:45pm Lunch & Plenary*
- 2:00-3:00pm Paper Session 3: Family Care Work*
- 3:30-5:00pm Poster Session & Social Hour
Thursday, July 21
- 9:00-9:30am Breakfast & Conversations
- 9:30-11:00am Paper Session 4: The Work/Health Interface*
- 11:15am-12:30pm Paper Session 5: Labor Market Transitions & Trajectories*
- 12:30-1:00pm Closing Remarks & Preview of 2023 Conference Theme*
Note this is a preliminary program. Timing of sessions may be modified slightly, but will fall between 9:00am and 6:00pm on Wednesday, July 20 and between 9:00am and 1:00pm on Thursday, July 21.
*hybrid session–available to online participants
Possible Research Topics
We welcome submissions on any topic related to work and health disparities with an emphasis on aging or a later life course perspective. We look forward to an engaging event that explores disparities in health and work, with a broad definition of work, including formal work, job loss, caregiving, and unpaid or other informal work. Some examples include inequality in:
- Occupational exposures and later-life health outcomes
- Trade-offs between formal work and caregiving
- Labor force churn during the COVID-19 pandemic
- Well-being and informal or unpaid work
- Relationships between health behavior and employment status changes
- Comparative perspectives on work and health
- Methods for leveraging population data to study later life course and aging populations
- Working longer and retirement timing
A pre-conference workshop intended for NDIRA members (membership is free, join NDIRA now) interested in learning more about IPUMS data and leveraging it for aging and life course research will be held immediately before the conference on July 18-19. The workshop will provide a general overview of available data, highlight data resources related t the conference theme, provide opportunities to work with the data and discuss ideas with workshop facilitators and other participants.
The pre-conference workshop will be held in conjunction with workshops hosted by IPUMS MEPS and NCHAT. Pre-conference workshop attendees may choose to participate in cross-over sessions to learn more about IPUMS MEPS or NCHAT data.
*Workshop participants are expected to also attend the conference on July 20-21.
March 20, 2022: Abstracts due April 26, 2022: Pre-conference workshop applications due April 2022: Abstract and travel support notification May 2022: Program published, registration opens, notification about selection for pre-conference workshop (including travel support to attend workshop)
- June 30, 2022: Conference Registration Due
- July 18-19, 2022: Pre-conference workshop
- July 20-21, 2022: Data-Intensive Research Conference
COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocols
We look forward to a hybrid event that allows for many participants to gather together in-person. We are also committed to promoting the safety and wellbeing of in-person participants. We recognize that as the public health situation around COVID-19 changes, requirements may also change.
In addition to any local or national requirements in place at the time of the conference, we ask that all conference and workshop participants wear masks that fully cover their nose and mouth while indoors. We also strongly encourage attendees to be fully vaccinated (including a booster dose).
For reference, we are linking the University of Minnesota’s current prevention and wellbeing guidelines.