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Anu Siren

Professor, gerontologia
Tampere University
phone number+358504750373

Selected publications

Amilon, A., Kjær, A.A., Ladenburg, J., Siren, A. (2022). Trust in the publicly financed care system and willingness to pay for long-term care: A discrete choice experiment in Denmark. Social Science and Medicine, 311: 115332.

Siren et al (2022) Negotiations of vulnerability in aging with vision impairment. Journal of Aging Studies, 61: 101036.

Siren, A. (2022). Boformer og den aldrende befolkning. In T.A. Andersen & J. R. Skaksen (Eds.): Et aldrende Danmark. Gyldendal, Copenhagen. Pp. 77-86.

Amilon, A. & Siren, A. (2022). The link between vision impairment and depressive symptomatology in late life: does having a partner matter? European Journal of Ageing,19: 521–532

Siren, A. (2021). Beyond accessibility: Transport system as a societal structure supporting inclusion in late life. In K. Walsh, T. Scharf, S. Van Regenmortel & A. Wanka (eds.): Social Exclusion in Later Life: Interdisciplinary and Policy Perspectives. International Perspectives on Aging, Volume 28. Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-51406-

Kjær, A.A. & Siren, A. (2021). Aging without children: The link between parental status and tangible support. Journal of Family Issues. doi: 10.1177/0192513X21993203

Filges, T., Siren, A., Fridberg, T. (2020). Voluntary work for the physical and mental health of older volunteers: A systematic review. Campbell Systematic Reviews. doi: 10.1002/cl2.1124.

Amilon, A. Ladenburg, J., Siren, A., Østergaard, S., (2020). Willingness to pay for long-term home care services: Evidence from a stated preferences analysis. The Journal of the Economics of Ageing.

Siren, A., Amilon, A., Larsen, G. K., Mehlsen, L. (2019). The promise of assistive technology in institutionalized care: economic efficiency, improved working conditions, and better quality of care? Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology. Publication before print. doi: 10.1080/17483107.2019.1659862

Kjær, A.A. & Siren, A. (2019). Formal and informal care: exploring trajectories of home care use among Danish older adults. Ageing and Society. Publication before print. doi:10.1017/S0144686X19000771.

Kjær, A. A., Siren, A., Seested, M. H., Fridberg, T. & Casier, F. (2019). Cohort profile: The Danish Longitudinal Study of Ageing (DLSA). International Journal of Epidemiology, 48: 1050-1050g. doi: 10.1093/ije/dyz026

Siren, A. & Casier, F. (2019). Socioeconomic and lifestyle determinants of giving practical support to adult children in the era of changing late life. Ageing and Society, 39(9): 1933-1950. doi:10.1017/S0144686X18000338 

Siren, A. & Knudsen, S. G. (2017) Older adults and the emerging digital service delivery. A mixed methods study on ICT use, skills and attitudes. Journal of Aging and Social Policy, 29(1): 35-50. doi: 10.1080/08959420.2016.1187036

Siren, A. & Haustein, S. (2016). How do baby boomers' mobility patterns change with retirement? Ageing and Society, 36: 988-1007. doi:10.1017/S0144686X15000100

Siren, A. & Haustein, S. (2016) Driving Cessation Anno 2010: Which older drivers give up their license and why? Evidence from Denmark. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 35(1): 18-38. doi:

Haustein, S. & Siren, A. (2015). Older people’s mobility: segments, factors, trends. Transport Reviews: A Transnational Transdisciplinary Journal, 35 (4): 466-487. doi: 10.1080/01441647.2015.1017867

Siren, A., Hjorthol, R., & Levin, L. (2015). Different types of out-of-home activities and well-being amongst urban residing old persons with mobility impediments. Journal of Transport & Health, 2: 14-21. doi: 10.1016/j.jth.2014.11.004

Siren, A. & Haustein, S. (2015) Driving licences and medical screening in old age. Review of literature and the European licensing policies. Journal of Transport & Health, 2: 68-78. doi:10.1016/j.jth.2014.09.003

Siren, A. & Haustein, S. (2015). What are the impacts of giving up the driver license? Ageing and Society, 35(9): 1821 – 1838. DOI: 10.1017/S0144686X14000610

Siren, A. & Sørensen, C. H. (2015). Immense changes in traffic—considerable stability in discourses. Road speed in Danish parliamentary documents 1900-2010. Transport Policy, 40: 1-7. doi: 10.1016/j.tranpol.2015.02.005

Meng, A. & Siren, A. (2015). Older drivers’ reasons for reducing the overall amount of their driving and for avoiding selected driving situations. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 34(3): NP62–NP82. doi: 10.1177/0733464812463433

Haustein, S. & Siren, A. (2014). Seniors' unmet mobility needs - how important is a driving licence? Journal of Transport Geography, 41:45-51.

Figueroa, M., Nielsen T.S., & Siren, A. (2014). Comparing Urban Form Correlations of the Travel Patterns of Older and Younger Adults. Transport Policy, 35, 10-20.

Siren, A. & Haustein, S. (2013). Baby boomers' mobility patterns and preferences: What are the implications for future transport demand? Transport Policy, 29: 136-144.

Siren, A. & Meng, A. (2013). Older drivers' self-assessed driving skills, driving-related stress and self-regulation in traffic. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 17: 88-97.

Meng, A., Siren, A. & Teasdale, T. (2013). Older drivers with cognitive impairment: perceived changes in driving skills, driving-related discomfort and self-regulation of driving. European Geriatric Medicine, 3: 154-160.

Meng, A. & Siren, A. (2012). Cognitive problems, self-rated changes in driving skills, driving-related discomfort and self-regulation of driving in old drivers. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 49: 322-329.

Siren, A. & Meng, A. (2012). Cognitive screening of older drivers does not produce safety benefits. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 45: 634-638.

Siren, A. & Kjær, M. R. (2011). How is the older road users’ perception of risk constructed? Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 14(3): 222-228.

Hjorthol, R., Levin, L. & Siren, A. (2010). Mobility in different generations of older persons. The development of daily travel in different cohorts in Denmark, Norway and Sweden. Journal of Transport Geography, 18: 624-633.

Siren, A. & Hakamies-Blomqvist, L. (2009). Mobility and well-being in old age. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation, 25(1): 3-11.

Siren, A. & Hakamies-Blomqvist, L. (2006). Does gendered driving create gendered mobility? Community-related mobility of Finnish women and men aged 65+. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 9(5): 374-382.

Siren, A. & Hakamies-Blomqvist, L. (2005). Sense and Sensibility. A Narrative Study of Older Women’s Car Driving. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 8(3): 213-228.

Siren, A., & Hakamies-Blomqvist, L. (2004). Car as the grand equaliser? Demographic factors and mobility in Finnish men and women aged 65+. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 7(2): 107-118.

Siren, A., Hakamies-Blomqvist, L., & Lindeman, M. (2004). Driving cessation and health in older women. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 23(1): 58-69.

Hakamies-Blomqvist, L. & Siren, A. (2003). Deconstructing a Gender Difference: Driving Cessation and Personal Driving History of Older Women. Journal of Safety Research, 34(4):383-388.