Visiting Scholar at Munich Center for the Economics of Aging (MEA), Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy
I am an expert in quantitative and qualitative analysis of empirical data in social sciences, as well as in sociological theories. I specialize in Sociology, Economics and Demography of Population Aging and Life-Course Perspective. My passion is using Quantitative Data to test Philosophical and Social Theories. I have a profound experience in managing big DATA SURVEYS and Computerized Databases, such as SHARE; deep knowledge of statistical software, such as STATA, SPSS and SAS; in addition, I am a PRODUCER of international ART and SCIENCE workshops; finally I have good experience in NEWS EDITING and NEWSCASTING.
Dance and Movement
Gender Inequality and inter-Gender Relationships
Using Quantitative Data to test Philosophical and Social Theories.
Inter-Generational Justice (Accounting)
(Bayesian Graphical) Hierarchical Models
Youssim, I., Hank, K., Litwin, H. (2015). The role of family social background and inheritance in later life volunteering: Evidence from SHARE-Israel. Research on Aging, Vol. 37(1): 3–17.
Shiovitz-Ezra, S., D. Pascal and I. Youssim. (2010). Sources for Development of Knowledge and Research: Computerized Databases in the Field of Gerontology, Gerontology, (2-3): 101-113, Journal of the Israeli Association of Gerontology (In Hebrew)
Litwin, H., L. Achdut and I. Youssim. (2009). Who supports delayed retirement? A study of older workers in Israel. Journal of European Social Policy 19(3): 245-257.
S. Zalcberg, E. Katz and I. Youssim. (2005). "Hesed’s Impact on Jewish Identity" in: Julia Mirsky, Roni Kaufman, Amos Avgar (eds.), 2006, Social Disaster As Opportunity: The Hesed Model, University Press of America
Venice International University, Summer Institute on Ageing: Uncertainty in Intergenerational Transfers
Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy, Munich, Germany. Munich Center for the Economics of Aging (MEA). Seminar, October, 30th. Flows of Capitals throughout the Life-Course and Successful Aging
The Israel Gerontological Society, The 19th Biannual Conference. Iaroslav Youssim and Howard Litwin, Receipt of Capitals and Productive Involvement among People Aged 50 and Older in Israel (In Hebrew)
GSA (the Gerontological Society of America), 64th Annual Scientific Meeting in Boston. Iaroslav Youssim and Howard Litwin, Receipt of Familial Capitals and Productive Involvement among People Aged 50 and Older in Israel
The 42 Conference of the Israel Sociological Society: First Prize for presentation of the M.A. thesis: Social Determinants of Productive Involvement among People Aged 50 and Older in Israel
Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Annual SHARE-Israel Users Conference: Presentation of the SHARE wave 1 (2009) and wave2 (2010) databases
Haifa University: Violence toward Elderly Israeli Citizens. Results from the Survey of 65+ in 7 Israeli towns. Data collected and analysed in the IGDC framework
Van Leer Institute, Jerusalem, the SHARE conference: Who supports delayed retirement? A study of older workers in Israel
Van Leer Institute, Jerusalem: Howard Litwin, Leah Achdut and Iaroslav Youssim, Opinions about Delay of the Retirement Age among Older Workers in Israel
|2011– 2014:||Three Year Ph.D. Scholarship at Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy|
|First Prize for presentation at the 42nd Annual Conference of Israel Sociological Society: “Social Determinants of Productive Involvement among People Aged 50 and Older in Israel”|
|Scholarship for M.A. thesis by Shaine Center at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem|
Country Team Leader, SHARE-IL. Head of Israel Gerontological Data Center. Editor of European Journal of Ageing
Paul Baerwald School of Social Work & Social Welfare, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Email: [email protected]
Director of the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE). Director of the Center.
Munich Center for the Economics of Aging (MEA), Max-Planck-Institute for Social Law and Social Policy, Munich, Germany
Email: [email protected]
Director of the Department. Country Team Leader for SHARE-Italy. Deputy director of SHARE-ERIC
|Department of Economics and Management. University of Padua, Italy. |
Email: [email protected]
I know Dr. Youssim personally in the frame of scientific collaboration on ageing research. As a long-standing senior researcher in this field, I had the opportunity of discussing his publications and his research contributions to the Israeli part of the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE), specifically so at the occasion of his stay in Germany as Visiting Scholar at the Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy in Munich in 2013.
Dr. Youssim is a highly skilled, broadly experienced and strongly motivated researcher with an impressive spectrum of competences, being trained as sociologist and economist, having substantial expertise in field research on ageing, in statistical methods including evaluation research, and in preparing and presenting research achievements to national and international audiences. Moreover, he is fluent in several languages.
Given his excellent qualification and his strong sense of commitment to high scientific and ethical standards of research I can recommend Dr. Youssim, without reservation, to any suitable professional position and career in the areas mentioned above. If I would have the opportunity of offering a respective position to Dr. Youssim, I would not hesitate to do so. I wish him good success.
Since a few years I am working all around Europe as a teacher for contemporary dance, Contact Improvisation and Performance Practice. Every year there are around 30 weekend-workshops with between 15 and 50 participants. This successful profession is made possible only by the engagement of local organizers. In this context I met Iaroslav Youssim, facilitating one of my workshops in Padua, Italy. His precise, calm and prudent way to prepare, publish and supervise this event makes him to a very remarkable, unique and trustful business partner. He is especially versed in promotion, coaching and team playing. He ensures a high standard of human cooperative culture. I am very pleased to continue our collaboration in the future.
Old age dependency ratio, active ageing and intergenerational justice. Alternative perspectives on social security spending and outcomes. With Professor Dr Harald Künemund.
Social Determinants of Economic Behavior. With Professor Leah Achdut and Dr Daniel Felix Ahelegbey. This project develops ideas that were proposed in my doctoral thesis, mainly via mathematical modeling and application of the Bayesian Hierarchical Graphical Approach to panel analysis of SHARE data. a) Uncertainty in Private Inter-Generational Transfers of Money and Time b) Early-Life Conditions and Unpaid Productive Involvement at the Age 65 and Older in European Countries c) Linguistic Communities and Financial Behavior of Older Adults in Europe.
Global Intergenerational Justice and Climate Change. With Dr Justyna Monika Stypinska. This paper will introduce the notion of “global intergenerational justice” (as follows from the argumentation of injustice towards the "future generations") and connect it with the discourse about climate change. In the first step, we will study the literature and develop a theoretical model. In the second step we will look for data to be analyzed. Finally, we will run analysis and write a report.
Living with Hope in Jerusalem • Producer • 2015 to Present. The images and media shall reflect the sufferings while transmitting the rays of hope for better life without occupation