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Research Centre for Longevity Risk to study Covid-19 excess mortality

The independent Research Centre for Longevity Risk (RCLR), a joint initiative of NN Group and the Amsterdam School of Economics at the University of Amsterdam (UvA), will start investigating the underlying drivers of excess mortality in the Netherlands related to the Covid-19 pandemic. More specifically, the research will focus on the link between excess mortality and socio-economic factors, vaccination information, and the local living environment.

Now that more data about the pandemic are becoming available, we can get a clearer picture of who has been most affected by the virus in recent years. A better understanding of the drivers can help prevent or reduce excess mortality during a next pandemic. The RCLR will use datasets from Statistics Netherlands (CBS), the Dutch national office for statistics. The research results will be made publicly available.

To conduct the research, the RCLR has been awarded a grant by ZonMw, the Netherlands organisation for health research and development. It is part of wider research commissioned by ZonMw to study the impact of the pandemic. A list of all awarded grants can be viewed on the ZonMw website (in Dutch).

About the Research Centre for Longevity Risk

The Research Centre for Longevity Risk is an independent scientific research centre with its researchers determining the centre’s research agenda. All research results will be made public. A Governing Board is established to safeguard the social relevance of the research. In addition to members from the UvA and NN Group, the Governing Board includes representatives from other universities and other financial organisations.

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