The Center for the Global Demography of Aging


Principal Investigator:
David Bloom, Clarence James Gamble Professor of Economics and Demography

Global Health+Population


Dates of Research:
September 15, 2009 — June 30, 2012


The Center for Global Demography on Aging seeks to carry out research on important themes related to global aging and health, with an emphasis on issues in the developing world. Specifically, it aims to understand the changing patterns of adult morbidity and mortality, including their measurements and causes, demographic and economic implications, and policies and programs for addressing and mitigating such implications. The research focuses on four main themes: measurement of the global pattern of disease, mortality, and morbidity in aging populations; social determinants of population health and aging; economics of Medicare; and demographic and economic consequences of global aging.