Center for the Study of Aging

The RAND Center for the Study of Aging conducts objective, independent, behavioral research on elderly populations worldwide.

The Center's interdisciplinary research staff aims to help improve public policy through both primary data collection and secondary data analysis. Its research agenda focuses on the interrelationships among health, economic status, socioeconomic factors, and public policy.

News and Events

  • How Unemployment Insurance Affects On-The-Job Search Among Older Workers

    Aug 16, 2016

    Unemployment insurance discourages on-the-job search among workers aged over 50 in the United States who are worried about losing their jobs, but does not affect the behavior of those who believe they're not at risk of job loss.

  • Can China Age Healthily?

    Mar 23, 2016

    China has more older people than any other country, and its population is the fastest aging in the world, presenting challenges for Chinese families and the government alike. China is part of a global community striving for healthy aging, and lessons learned will have implications for the rest of the world.

  • China at Home: Marrying Prosperity and Well-Being

    Aug 21, 2015

    As China strives to sustain its upward economic trajectory, it must also address its domestic problems—such as air pollution and the challenges presented by its aging population—if its people are to share fully in the rewards of economic development and expansion.