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Project Title:

New Directions in Social Demography, Social Epidemiology, and the Sociology of Aging
PIN: DBASSE-CEGIS-09-07        

Major Unit:

Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education

Sub Unit: DBASSE Committee on Population

RSO: Cohen, Barney

Subject/Focus Area: Behavioral and Social Sciences

Project Scope
An ad-hoc panel of experts will conduct a study and prepare a report that will evaluate the recent contributions of social demography, social epidemiology and sociology to the study of aging and seek to identify promising new research directions in these sub-fields.  To support the panel's work, eight to ten papers will be commissioned and presented at an open workshop.  By drawing on the papers, the discussions at the workshop, and the panel's own interpretation of the state of the literature, the panel will seek to identify and recommend to NIA's Division of Behavioral and Social Research promising research directions that can reasonably be expected to have high payoff for the study of aging.

The project is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources/National Institute of Aging (NIA).

The approximate start date for the project is 9/28/09.

A report will be issued at the end of the project in approximately 24 months.

Project Duration: 24 months    

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 Meeting 1 - 11/04/2010
 Meeting 2 - 08/29/2011


Reports having no URL can be seen
at the Public Access Records Office
Perspectives on the Future of the Sociology of Aging
The Future of the Sociology of Aging: An Agenda for Action