The Michigan Center on the Demography of Aging (MiCDA),

a joint program of the University of Michigan's Population Studies Center and the Survey Research Center, helps spur new research on the economics and demography of aging and encourages the use of major datasets in the field.

MiCDA is sponsored by the National Institute on Aging (P30 AG012846).

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Network explores the social determinants of population health and mortality

James House leads a group of scientists working across theoretical traditions, methods, and datasets to examine the social, economic, and behavioral causes of health and mortality trends.

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How does gratitude impact health and happiness in older adulthood?

Lindsay Ryan, Jacqui Smith, Amanda Sonnega and Nicola Newton analyze facets of gratitude associated with well-being among adults over age 50.

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Health and SES trends by retirement age

HwaJung Choi and Bob Schoeni use HRS data to examine health and socioeconomic status trends among older people who retire early, compared to those who retire at older ages.

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Transaction and balance data yield picture of changing finances of older Americans

Using online financial transaction data, Matthew Shapiro and Daniel Silverman analyze the economic behavior and well being of older men and women in the U.S.

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How does cognitive ability affect awareness of high blood pressure?

Helen Levy and Ken Langa use NHANES data to explore whether cognitive ability has an impact on the awareness of hypertension among older adults.

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Request for pilot proposals, Network on Life Course Health Dynamics and Disparities

2015 RAND Summer Institute addresses critical issues of population aging: July 6-9, 2015..

Remembering NIA's Richard Suzman

Giordani and colleagues explore using portable MCI diagnostics among older African Americans

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