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Across the globe, populations are aging, with the potential for profound effects on families, governments, health service providers and national economies. Faculty are deeply engaged in research and primary data collection related to the demography and economics of aging in countries around the world, including the United States, China, India, Indonesia, Malawi, the Philippines, Russia, and Sri Lanka.


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Add Health Parent Study: Phase I The Add Health Parent Study (2015-2017), gathered social, behavioral, and health survey data in 2015-2017 on a probability sample of the Add Health parents who were originally interviewed in 1995. Data for 2,013 Wave I parents, ranging in age from 50-80 years and representing 2,244…
Black-White Differences in Life Course Exposure to Death: Consequences for Health Racial/ethnic disparities in life expectancy are well known, with particular disadvantage for black Americans, but scientists have not considered the potential damage to survivors; this project will focus on those survivors to provide the first population-based analysis of race/ethnic differences in exposure to the death…
Carolina Center for Population Aging and Health The Carolina Center for Population Aging and Health will support a productive group of scholars as they increase the pace and focus of their research on topics related to the demography and economics of aging. Faculty will conduct research and primary data collection in support…
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Cebu Longitudinal Health and Nutrition Survey Cebu was originally designed as a study of infant feeding patterns and how feeding decisions within a household interact with various social, economic, and environmental factors to affect health, nutritional, demographic, and economic outcomes. The study later expanded to include outcomes such as birth weight…
Center for Population and Aging When data collection began in 1994, Add Health was expected to be a five-year study analyzing how social and environmental factors shape adolescent health. Twenty-four years later it has continued to follow participants into adulthood. 'We're hoping Add Health will become an aging study,' says…

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