MiCDA is sponsored by the National Institute on Aging (P30 AG012846).
In her new book (Springer, 2014), Mary McEniry reports on her analyses of data from 20 countries on the long-term consequences of mid-century improvements in life expectancy -- especially the survival to adulthood of those who suffered early life health problems.
Philippa Clarke investigates how characteristics of the built environment affect mobility disability and activity participation among older adults. A better understanding of this relationship is critical for planning environments that allow people to age in place.
Jacqui Smith, Mary Beth Ofstedal and colleagues explore the feasibility of using web-based longitudinal measures of experienced well-being to capture factors that influence how older couples think and feel about their life circumstances.
Vicki Freedman, Charles Brown, Bob Schoeni, Frank Stafford, Norbert Schwarz, James House, and colleagues have developed and launched three new data collection modules for the 2013 and 2015 waves of the PSID that cover health, wealth, and well-being.
Kenneth Langa uses HRS data to estimate the costs of dementia. He imputes dementia probabilities for respondents, estimates the amount and type of health care needed, and calculates the financial cost of these services. To this he adds the estimated dollar value of informal care needed.