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).

daughter and wife with disabled husband

How available are children and spouses to newly disabled older adults?

HwaJung Choi, Bob Schoeni, Ken Langa, and Michele Heisler use HRS data to examine the factors that impact informal care giving to disabled older adults by their children and spouses.

Man with cane and 'fall risk' wrist band

How do geriatric conditions accumulate to impact older adult disability?

Christine Cigolle examines the incidence and course of geriatric conditions – dementia, falls, urinary incontinence, poor nutrition, and multisensory impairment – and assesses their predictive strength in old age disability.

Community Health Center

CHCs and the Mortality of Older Americans

Martha Bailey and Andrew Goodman-Bacon examine the long-term effects of increased access to primary care via Community Health Centers on those 65 and older.

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Data sources on aging in Asia

John Knodel and Bussarawan Teerawichitchainan identify and evaluate sources of data on older persons in 25 low- and middle-income Asia-Pacific countries.

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Follow-up surveys of original LSAY participants focus on mid-life status

Longitudinal Study of American Youth investigators extend surveys of original cohorts, now in their forties, to study life course patterns and trends in occupation, education, finances, and health.

In the News

Bob Willis awarded 2015 Jacob Mincer Award for Lifetime Contributions to the Field of Labor Economics

David Lam is new director of Institute for Social Research

Freedman finds elderly in assisted living get outside more than those in own homes

Geronimus says stress of poverty robs urban poor of many years of healthy living

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