The NBER Center for Aging and Health Research is funded by the National Institute on Aging (NIA). The goals of the Center are to promote research by economists on issues in aging, and to better serve and coordinate NBER research on aging and health. The Center serves as the integrating umbrella for an extensive collection of NIA-funded research activities on the economics of aging and health taking place at the NBER.
Population aging, when combined with other economic, labor market, health and health care trends, points to any number of social and economic and policy challenges in the decades ahead. The financial circumstances of older Americans, work and retirement behavior, health and functional ability, and the many public and private policies that influence individual well-beingall are in a state of continuing evolution and transition. Understanding the complexities of this situation and the relationships between demographics, policy, behavior, economics, and health is the substantive aim of the Center's research.