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Strengthening the Scientific Foundation for Policymaking to Meet the Challenges of Aging in Latin America and the Caribbean

May 28-29, 2015
National Academy of Medicine
Mexico City, Mexico

This workshop is a joint activity of the Committee on Population of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Medicine of Mexico, National Institute on Aging,  Pan American Health Organization, National Institute of Geriatrics of Mexico, University of Michigan, University of Texas Medical Branch, and Inter-American Development Bank.  The workshop will explore what is unique about aging in Latin America and the Caribbean region and what is similar to other processes around the world.  The overriding workshop theme will be the enhancement of longitudinal, multidisciplinary research in the LAC region.

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Determinants of Recent Trends in Fertility in Sub-Saharan Africa

SubSaharanFertilityLThe Committee on Population will conduct a public workshop to explore the determinants of the slow fertility transition in sub-Saharan Africa.  The workshop will include discussions and presentations on the levels, trends, and differentials in fertility; and socio-economic trands and the status of family planning programs and their impact on fertility. 

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

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Of Interest

Special Journal Issue on Social Mobility Data

The January 2015 issue of The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science focuses on social mobility data and includes a number of papers that were originally presented at a June 2013 CPOP workshop.

Workshop Summary Report  |  Special Journal Issue

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Aging and the Macroeconomy

Aging Macroeconomy CoverLThe report, Aging and the Macroeconomy: Long Term Implications of an Older Population, was recently featured in a new report sponsored by the TIAA-CREF Institute and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. ► Read more
A follow-on committee report, Long-Run Macro-Economic Effects of the Aging U.S. Population, is expected to be released in summer 2015.


Recent Reports

Measuring the Risks and Causes of Premature Death:
Summary of Workshops

Premature Death coverLThis report is the summary of two workshops conducted by The Committee on Population of the National Research Council at the National Academies to address the data sources, science and future research needs to understand the causes of premature mortality in the United States.

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Sociality, Hierarchy, Health:
Comparative Biodemography: Papers from a Workshop

BiodemographyLThis collection of papers examines cross-species comparisons of social environments and their effects on health, longevity, and life histories.  It revisits both the theoretical underpinnings of biodemography and the empirical findings that have emerged over the past two decades.

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New Directions in the Sociology of Aging

Sociology of Aging coverL This new report explores the causes, consequences and implications of demographic, economic and social changes that are vital to the development of sound social policy for an aging population. The report evaluates the recent contributions of social demography, social epidemiology, and sociology to the study of aging and identifies promising new research directions in these subfields.

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