This post discusses the Gateway to Global Aging Data, an NIA-funded dataset housed at the University of Southern California that provides researchers across disciplines with opportunities for longitudinal and cross-national studies of health, social, and economic status of older people.
Given the demographic changes occurring in the US, understanding the health problems that are affecting older Latinos is of increasing importance. (more…)
We study how secondary education affects different dimensions of health in middle age. A policy change in England, Wales, and Scotland that increased the minimum school-leaving age from 15 to 16 years old improved health by reducing body fat and lung conditions, but it also increased blood pressure. (more…)
Immigrants and their children in the US who receive financial education targeted at their specific needs demonstrably improve their financial literacy, but these gains in knowledge do not persist for long. (more…)
The Gateway to Global Aging is a platform for population survey data on aging around the world. This site offers a digital library of survey questions, a search for finding comparable questions across surveys, and identically defined variables for cross-country analysis. (more…)