Aging Societies Projects

CURRENT PROJECTS (listed in alpha-order by PI)

Project Title:  MacArthur Foundation Research Network on an Aging Society
PI: Lisa Berkman, PhD, Director, Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies
Funder: MacArthur Foundation
Summary: The goals of this project are to ascertain the potential individual, social and political institutional threats to stability created by a rapidly aging society in the U.S.

Project Title: Program in the Global Demography of Aging (PGDA)
PI: David Bloom, PhD, Professor of Economics and Demography, Harvard School of Public Health and David Canning, PhD, Professor of Population Sciences and Professor of Economics and International Health, Harvard School of Public Health
Funder: National Institutes of Health
Summary: Provide support for research on demographic change and aging throughout the world, with a particular focus on developing countries.

Project Title: The Social Consequences of Job Loss at Older Ages
PI: Clemens Noelke, PhD, David E Bell Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies
Funder: Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies
Summary: This project will seek to quantify the causal short and long-term effects of involuntary job loss at older ages on individuals and their partners using longitudinal data from the U.S. and Europe