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
  • 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 nationally representative longitudinal survey of adults over age 50 in the U.S. HRS also enrolls spouses or partners of any age. … 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
  • Aging & Retirement
    Population Health
    Poverty & Inequality

    Michigan Center for Urban African American Aging Research

    MCUAAAR is one of 18 Resource Centers for Minority Aging Research across the nation tasked with improving the health of older minorities through research, scholarship and education. The University Research … more
  • Data & Methods
    Aging & Retirement
    Poverty & Inequality

    Michigan Retirement and Disability Research Center (MRDRC)

    To serve as a national resource to build and strengthen the Social Security Administration's capacity to undertake necessary research, evaluation, and policy development for the Social Security and Supplemental … more
  • Aging & Retirement
    Population Health

    Alzheimer's Disease Risk and Ethnic Factors: The Case of Arab Americans

    Alzheimer's disease (AD) afflicts 11% of the U.S. population aged 65 and over, and half of these cases go undiagnosed. The incidence of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and … more
  • Aging & Retirement
    Population Health

    Michigan Center for Contextual Factors in Alzheimer's Disease (MCCFAD)

    Michigan Center for Contextual Factors in Alzheimer's Disease (MCCFAD) aims to foster and enhance innovative research in Alzheimer's disease and related dementias (ADRD) with the long term goals … more