Center for the Study of Aging

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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

  • China's Aging Population Poses Challenges, but Changes to Health and Migration Policies Can Help

    Jan 19, 2015

    While the rapid aging of China's population is thought to condemn the nation to a dismal future, past policies on education and new policies to improve health and foster internal migration could ease the challenges posed by an older citizenry.

  • Developing and Testing Informed-Consent Methods in a Study of the Elderly in Mexico

    Jan 13, 2015

    Ethical and legal considerations require that human research subjects providing certain information provide informed consent when doing so. RAND researchers evaluating the impact of a pension program in Yucatan have developed an informed-consent procedure that is culturally sensitive and compliant with norms and standards.

  • A Global Focus on Dementia

    Dec 11, 2013

    The Group of 8 industrial nations is convening a special session to seek an international approach to dementia research at a time the disease is being recognized as a 21st century global health crisis of historic proportions.