NIA Demography Centers
Conducting new research and training in aging

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States with highest death rates among older Americans concentrated in the South

A new PRB video features an interactive map showing state inequalities in death rates of residents age 55-plus over the past three decades. In 2015, the highest such death rates were in Alabama, Kentucky, and Mississippi; the lowest were in Arizona, California, and Florida.

45-year Dunedin Study follows New Zealanders from birth into pre-retirement

Duke's Belsky, Caspi, Cohen, and Moffitt study links between childhood characteristics and the pace of biological aging among participants in the Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Study.

Faces of older Americans

Eight projects examine health and aging in long-running NBER program

The 8 projects in this NIA-funded program led by Katherine Baicker examine recent trends in health and morbidity, disparities in health care and health, the role of patient and provider information, and policy impacts.

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Mexican Health and Aging Study charts changes since 2000

In four waves of survey data, MHAS examines the aging process and its disease and disability burden in a representative panel of older Mexicans. Wisconsin's Alberto Palloni plays a key role in MHAS, which is designed to be highly comparable to the HRS.

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Helping create a world where the majority of people thrive in old age

Founded in 2007 by Laura Carstensen and Thomas Rando, the Stanford Center on Longevity aims to "redesign how we live our lives so that the great potential of longer life is fully realized."

About the Centers

The 11 NIA-funded Centers on the Demography and Economics of Aging foster research initiatives through funding pilot projects, developing and promoting new data resources, and supporting research networks, scholarly activities and events, and the recruitment of new researchers to the field of aging. MORE...