National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Engineering
Institute of Medicine
National Research Council
Conference on Policy Research and Data Needs to Meet
The Challenges of Population Aging in Asia

March 14 - 15, 2011, Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi
Selected Presentations
(Abstracts also available.)

Preparing for the Challenges and Opportunities of Population Aging in Asia

Longitudinal Aging Study in India: Vision, Design, and Implementation
David Bloom, Harvard University (co-authors: P. Arokiasamy, Jinkook Lee, Sulabha Parasuraman, Kevin Feeney, Marija Ozolins)

Income, Savings, Pensions and Wealth

Population aging, Intergenerational Transfers, and Economic Growth: Asia in a Global Context
Andrew Mason, University of Hawaii (co-author: Ronald Lee)

The Economic Circumstances of Older Indians: Evidence from the LASI Pilot Survey
Ajay Mahal, Monash University, and S.K. Mohanty, International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai

Changing Roles and Responsibilities of the Family

The Effect of Social Activities on Cognitive Function: Evidence From CHARLS
Yaohui Zhao, Peking University (co-authors: Yuqing Hu, Xiaoyan Lei)

Living Arrangements of Elderly in India: Trends and Differentials
Sanjay Kumar, United Nations Population Fund, India (co-authors: K.M. Sathyanarayana, Azza Omer)

Labor Force Participation and Retirement

Labour Market Vulnerabilities and Health Outcomes: A Review of Older Workers in India
Moneer Alam and Arup Mitra, Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi

Retirement Process in Japan: New Evidence From Japanese Study on Aging and Retirement (JSTAR)
Satoshi Shimizutani, Hitotsubashi University (co-author: Hidehiko Ichimura)

Inflation and the Aged: Prospects and Design of Protection
Ashima Goyal, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research

Health and Well-Being

The Health of the Elderly in India: Challenges of Access and Affordability
D. Nambiar, Public Health Foundation of India (co-authors: K.S. Reddy, S. Dey, J.K. Lakshmi, K. Sheikh)

Life Satisfaction of the Thai Elderly: Preliminary Research Findings from Pilot HART
Dararatt Anantanasuwong, National Institute of Development Administration, Thailand (co-author: Udomsak Seenprachawong)

Longitudinal Aging Study in India (LASI) -- Markers and Drivers: The Health of Older Indians
P. Arokiasamy, International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai, and Jinkook Lee, Rand Corp.

The Health and Well-Being of Older Indians - Results from WHO's Study on Global Ageing and Adult Health (SAGE)
Somnath Chatterji, World Health Organization, Geneva

The Science of Longevity/Science and Technology

New Technologies in Ageing Research
Hilary Cronin, The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA)

Health Emergencies in Old Age: Magnitude and Health System Response
A.B. Dey, All India Institute of Medical Sciences

Roundtable Discussion on Strengthening Scientific Capacity for Aging Research

Background and Context
Malay Majmundar, U.S. National Research Council and U.S. National Academy of Sciences


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