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Division of Behavioral and Social Research

The Division of Behavioral and Social Research (BSR) supports social, behavioral, and economic research and research training on the processes of aging at both the individual and societal level. BSR fosters cross-disciplinary research, at multiple levels from genetics to cross-national comparative research, and at stages from basic through translational.

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About BSR and Staff Listing

More information on BSR, staff bios, and contact information. Look here for a suitable contact for your research area.

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News & Announcements

News and announcements from the Division of Behavioral and Social Research.

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BSR Publications

Workshop reports, BSR-sponsored publications, National Academies publications, and special journal issues.

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BSR Centers

Read about the BSR-supported Centers on the Demography and Economics of Aging, Edward R. Roybal Centers, and Resource Centers for Minority Aging Research.

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Global Aging

Unprecedented changes are occurring worldwide as fertility and mortality rates decline in most countries and as populations age.

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Data Resources

Information and contacts from the Office of Research Resources.

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Small Business Opportunities

Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grants from BSR.

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Research and Funding FAQs

Read answers to frequently asked questions about research and funding.

Differences in SES health gradients explain higher adult mortality in the United States than in Costa Rica

Every country has socioeconomic (SES) disparities in mortality at older ages, but the gradient in the United States is large and growing.