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Future of the Study of the Demography of Aging: A Planning Meeting

The Division of Behavioral and Social Research at the National Institute on Aging (NIA) convened a meeting of experts with the National Research Council’s Committee on Population (CPOP) to consider the state of the science and most promising future directions for the demography of aging research. Topics of discussion included: (1) the state of the science in understanding connections between social and environmental factors and mortality, morbidity, and life expectancy; (2) the demography of aging and the family tree; (3) emerging tools, techniques, and approaches to understanding the economics of the demography of aging; (4) lessons learned in CPOP studies of the demography of aging; and (5) the contribution of biodemography to understanding the demography of aging. A meeting summary (PDF, 578K) is available.