Project Summary

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 is provided by the Behavioral and Social Research (BSR) Program of the U.S. National Institute on Aging (P30 AG012846). The goal is to spur new research on the economics and demography of aging and encourage use of major datasets in the field.

The Michigan Center on the Demography of Aging promotes new research on the demography and economics of aging across four signature themes: chronic disease and disability; life course determinants of late-life health and well-being; aging, genetics, and social science; and economics of savings and retirement. The Center also promotes the wide use of Michigan's key aging-related data collections, notably the Health and Retirement Study and the Panel Study of Income Dynamics. In addition, the Center fosters national and international collaboration through coordination of several research networks, funds pilot projects, distributes research findings by affiliates, and supports a secure statistical enclave for access to restricted aging-related data. The Center provides coordinating support to all NIA Centers and collaborates with the Population Reference Bureau to widely disseminate all Centers' research findings.


National Institute on Aging


  • Vicki A. Freedman

Project Period

2014-07-01 - 2019-06-30