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).

Survival curves for white women, by education, 1990 and 2010

Impact of education on longevity during past two decades

John Bound, Arline Geronimus, Javier Rodriguez, and Tim Waidmann re-examine recent findings on worsening mortality rates among low-SES whites, especially women.

Senior man hangs open sign

Will Boomers embrace entrepreneurship as they move toward retirement age?

Philippa Clarke, Toni Antonucci, and Jessica Faul are involved in an examination of the factors - sociospatial and biological - that predict entrepreneurship in Boomers as they move into retirement.

older person grasping computer mouse

Digital divide in access to electronic medical records among older Americans

Helen Levy, Alexander Janke, and Kenneth Langa find that low health literacy among Americans age 65+ impedes their use of Internet- based health information.

American school children, 1910

Linking 50 years of U.S. administrative data for longitudinal analyses

Martha Bailey, George Alter, Maggie Levenstein and colleagues are building a huge dataset linking vital statistics and census data for Americans born 1880 to 1930.

Pensive older black man

Michigan Center for Urban African American Aging Research

James Jackson, Jacqui Smith, Amy Pienta, Toni Antonucci and colleagues work to reduce health disparities between minority and non-minority older adults via MCUAAAR.

In the News

Langa says evidence points to declining dementia risk in high-income countries over past two decades

Frey says Boomers continue to make 'ground-breaking history' as they enter their seventies

Request for pilot proposals from MiCDA Network on Life Course Health Dynamics and Disparities in 21st Century America, due 4.14.2016

Choi finds parents' heart problems bring adult children closer to home

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