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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Committee on Population
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
Priorities for Strengthening the Scientific Foundation for Policymaking to Meet the Challenges of Aging in Latin America and the Caribbean

A committee of international experts planned and conducted a public workshop on the process of rapid aging in the Latin American and Caribbean region (LAC). The workshop included presentations and discussions of the main areas where knowledge is insufficient and new research is required. It considered scientific research emphasizing what is unique about aging in LAC and what is similar to other processes around the world, and reviewed a data collection strategy that recognizes the uniqueness of the LAC aging process while being responsive to the needs of the research community for harmonized, highly comparable information. Workshop participants were selected and invited by the committee in cooperation with international non-governmental organizations and national academies of science in various Latin American countries.

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


The workshop was held on May 28-29, 2015 in Mexico City. 

Agenda and Presentations

Committee Members

David Weir (Co-Chair), Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan
Rebeca Wong (Co-Chair), University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston
Jere R. Behrman, Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania
David Bravo, Center for Longitudinal Surveys and Studies, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
Cesar de Oliveira, Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care, University College London
William Dow, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley
Luis Miguel F. Gutiérrez Robledo, National Institute of Geriatrics, National Institute of Health of Mexico
Enrique Vega García, Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization


Kevin Kinsella, Study Director
Mary Ghitelman, Program Assistant

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