Aging

A collection of content related to aging from across the Foundation's grantmaking

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Marie-Therese Connolly, 2011 MacArthur Fellow

Elder rights lawyer Marie-Therese Connolly was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2011. The Fellowship is a $500,000, no-strings-attached grant for individuals who have shown exceptional creativity in their work and the promise to do more ...

John Rowe and Lisa Berkman Discuss America's Aging Population on "The Open Mind" thumbnail

John Rowe and Lisa Berkman Discuss America's Aging Population on "The Open Mind"

Columbia University's John Rowe and Harvard University's Lisa Berkman discuss the implications of our aging society. Both are members of the MacArthur Foundation's Research Network on an Aging Society, an interdisciplinary group of ...
John Rowe and James Jackson Discuss America's Aging Population on "The Open Mind" thumbnail

John Rowe and James Jackson Discuss America's Aging Population on "The Open Mind"

Columbia University's John Rowe and the University of Michigan's James Jackson discuss the implications of our aging society. Both are members of the MacArthur Foundation's Research Network on an Aging Society, an interdisciplinary ...
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John Rowe and Linda Fried Discuss America's Aging Population on "The Open Mind"

Columbia University's John Rowe and Linda Fried discuss the implications of our aging society. Both are members of the MacArthur Foundation's Research Network on an Aging Society, an interdisciplinary group of scholars who are ...
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John Rowe Discusses America's Aging Population on "The Open Mind"

Dr. John Rowe, chair of the MacArthur Research Network on an Aging Society and professor at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, discusses the social, economic, and political implications of America's aging population ...
The Aging of America: Challenges & Opportunities thumbnail

The Aging of America: Challenges & Opportunities

A discussion with Dr. John Rowe, Professor, Columbia Mailman School of Public Health, and Chair, MacArthur Research Network on an Aging Society; and Dr. S. Jay Olshansky, Professor, School of Public Health, University of Illinois at ...

The Aging of America: Challenges and Opportunities, Remarks by MacArthur President Robert Gallucci

MacArthur President Robert Gallucci discusses the Foundation's research into how Americans age now, and how various policies and practices may help them age better.

Research Network on an Aging Society

This research network brings together scholars who are conducting a broad-based analysis of how to help the nation prepare for the challenges and opportunities posed by an aging society. Research focuses on how major societal institutions ...

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Dr. John Rowe, Chair of the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on an Aging Society

Dr. Rowe discusses research published by the Network in December 2009 in The Milbank Quarterly, which finds that current government projections may significantly underestimate the future life expectancy of Americans by 3.1 to 7.9 ...

Research Predicts Longer Life Expectancy for Americans, Higher Outlays for Medicare and Social Security

Current government projections may significantly underestimate the future life expectancy of Americans, according to research from the MacArthur Research Network on an Aging Society.