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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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.

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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.

In the News

Laitner says planning for future retirement should account for increasing longevity

Formal demography workshop and conference at UC Berkeley, August 17-21

Geronimus says urban poor experience cellular aging linked to chronic stress of poverty, racism, everyday life

Geronimus, Bound and colleagues find excess mortality among blacks influences key elections

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