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.

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News and Events

  • Seminars Cover Topics in Aging, Development, and Population

    Sep 11, 2017

    The Center for the Study of Aging, Population Research Center, and RAND Health cosponsor occasional seminars on a variety of research topics, with guest speakers from research centers and universities worldwide. The seminars are open to the public.

  • Average American's Risk of Needing Nursing Home Care Is Higher Than Previously Estimated

    Aug 28, 2017

    The average American's likelihood of using a nursing home is much greater than previous research has suggested. Among people age 57 to 61, 56 percent will stay in a nursing home at least one night in their lifetime.

  • The RAND Summer Institute Addresses Critical Issues for Our Aging Population

    Jul 10, 2017

    The annual RAND Summer Institute will be held July 10-13, 2017, sponsored by the RAND Labor and Population Center for the Study of Aging. The event brings together expert clinicians and researchers with graduate and post graduate students drawn from diverse disciplinary backgrounds and institutions to discuss the latest findings in the science of aging and the interrelationship of health, economic status, and public policy on the aging field.

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