NIA Demography Centers

Conducting new research and training in aging

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Impact of diabetes on US mortality trends

The incidence of diabetes in the US has risen rapidly over the past several decades. This study by U Penn's Samuel Preston and Irma Elo examines its contribution to mortality by using nationally representative cohorts to identify excess mortality risk among people with diabetes.

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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."

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Understanding the generational economy

Established in 2002 by Ronald Lee and Andrew Mason (CEDA, Berkeley), the National Transfer Accounts Project gathers data in more than 50 countries on how people produce, consume, and share resources, and save for their futures.

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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