Projects

The University of Michigan Institute for Social Research conducts research in a wide variety of areas. View some of our recent project highlights or explore them by topic area.

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  • Aging & Retirement
    Economic Behavior
    Population Health

    University of Michigan Retirement Research Center 2013-2018

    The goals of the MRRC are to conduct high-quality research on issues of interest to policy makers, to attract top-notch scholars to the study of Social Security and … more
  • Aging & Retirement

    Nutrition, Wages, and Retirement

    Economists and policymakers remain uncertain about the financial preparedness of the baby boomers entering retirement. Concomitantly, recent increases in the percent of overweight and obese adults suggest that these factors, … more
  • Data & Methods
    Aging & Retirement

    National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging

    The National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging (NACDA) is funded by the National Institute on Aging. NACDA's mission is to advance research on aging by helping researchers to … more
  • Aging & Retirement

    Michigan Center on the Demography of Aging (MiCDA)

    The Michigan P30 Center on the Demography of Aging is a joint program of the Population Studies Center and Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan. Funding … more
  • Aging & Retirement

    National Health and Aging Trends Study

    The overarching goals of this project are: (1) to promote scientific inquiry into late-life disability trends and dynamics, their antecedents and correlates, and disparities therein and (2) to advance … more
  • Aging & Retirement
    Population Health
    Poverty & Inequality

    Health and Retirement Study (HRS)

    The Health and Retirement Study (HRS) is a longitudinal study that began in 1992. The HRS provides public use data designed to allow the full power and creativity of America'… more
  • Poverty & Inequality
    Economic Behavior
    Family & Relationships
    Youth
    Aging & Retirement

    Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID)

    The Panel Study of Income Dynamics - PSID - is the longest running longitudinal household survey in the world. The study began in 1968 with a nationally representative sample of over 18,… more