dr. M.D. Sesma Carlos (Dolores)

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dr. M.D. Sesma Carlos (Dolores)

Erasmusplein 1


Postbus 9103

Dolores Sesma Carlos received her B.Sc. in Sociology from the Public University of Navarra, and her MPH in Public Health from the University of Zaragoza, Spain. She completed her PhD at Radboud University, the Netherlands, entitled: “Internal migration trajectories, return strategies and mortality of elderly people: Sequence analysis and combined approaches, mid-19th-20th centuries Netherlands”. In her PhD project, she used an interdisciplinary approach (historical and contemporary demography, social epidemiology, long-term life course migration trajectories, sequence analysis and combined modelling approaches) as part of the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network “LONGPOP (Methodologies and Data mining techniques for the analysis of Big Data based on Longitudinal Population and Epidemiological Registers)” within the Horizon 2020 Programme of the European Commission. She joined the group for Historical Demography and Family History in the Department of History, Art History and Classics, at Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands, as a PhD staff member. She was research visitor at CIGEV, University of Geneva, Switzerland. She has published in Demographic Research and Historical Methods. Her research topics concern socio-spatial health inequalities, and care trajectories; migration and employment trajectories; life course research; and longitudinal analysis.

Abstract, PhD thesis: The study of health and old-age mortality is complex because due to migrations, changes in the residential environment are taking place in parallel to ageing processes. A life course perspective using sequence analysis and combined modelling approaches sheds more light into the role that internal migration trajectories and other major life course events play in return migration and mortality later in life. The main aim was to examine the interplay between internal migration trajectories, return decisions, and mortality later in life in 19th−20th centuries Netherlands [...]