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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American women no longer live more disability-free years than men, despite longer lives

Vicki Freedman, Douglas Wolf, and Brenda Spillman find larger gains in longevity and active years for older men than for older women across past three decades.

Older black couple.

Why do black Americans suffer more post-stroke disability?

Lesli Skolarus, James Burke, Vicki Freedman, and colleagues examine racial differences in the timing and conditions of post-stroke disability among elderly Americans.

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1940 census data provide early life information to 5 longitudinal studies

Fabian Pfeffer, Mary Beth Ofstedal, Robert Schoeni, Vicki Freedman, and David Weir link PSID and HRS participants to their 1940 Census records.

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Analyzing environmental risks for stroke

Philippa Clarke and colleagues examine how the built and social environments (BSEs) contribute to stroke risk among adults age 45-plus.

Elderly patient in bed and doctor.

How effective are enhanced post-surgical care protocols for Medicare patients?

Kenneth Langa, Edward Norton, and Raymond Yung evaluate Enhanced Recovery After Surgery protocols among Medicare patients in a hospital setting, looking at their effects on costs and outcomes by age and risk factors.

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Health and Retirement Study Workshop, U-M Institute for Social Research, June 6-10

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