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).

Hope and Despair road signs

Optimism: stable trait or socially constructed?

Clarke, Burgard, Kimball, Smith and colleagues examine the life-course precursors of optimism and hopelessness and the consequences for health and mortality in mid to late life.

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.

In the News

Cigolle says lack of elderly in clinical drug trials requires clinicians to extrapolate in prescribing for this population

Krause finds aging linked to religious involvement in most countries

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

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