AGIR – Ageing_ health and retirement in Europe

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National Institute on Aging
The general “superstructure” sponsoring and organising research on ageing in the United States. The
programmes include such items as the biology of ageing, behavioural and social research, neuroscience and
neuro-psychology of ageing and geriatrics plus intra-mural research programs at the Gerontology Research
Center, conferences, workshops and meetings.

Center for Population Economics
The research institute of Robert W. Fogel (University of Chicago).

Center for Retirement Research
The research centre of Boston College

The Health and Retirement Study (United States)
The Health and Retirement Study (HRS) is a nationally representative longitudinal data collection begun in
1992 and which provides a wealth of information about the population of Americans of pre-retirement age. The
first wave of data was made available in 1994 and additional waves of the study were scheduled to be
conducted every two years.

OECD programme on ageing

National Bureau of Economic Research: The Economics of Aging Program
The Economics of Aging Program involves research on the health and economic circumstances of individuals
as they age, and on the implications of population aging on the well-being of older persons. The NBER is one
of nine Centres for Aging Research funded by the National Institute on Aging.

EmDb project
The EthnoMedical DataBase (EMDB) project is a research project financed by the University of Genoa (Italy),
the Department of Anthropological Sciences, and the Museum of Ethnomedicine "Antonio Scarpa".
Its web server ( ) hosts information on medical anthropology, ethnomedicine, folk
medicine, popular remedies, etc.
Currently available on this server is EthnoMedical DataBase, a public access database dedicated to
ethnomedical data.

Berkeley Mortality Tables
The Berkeley Mortality Tables is a data base containing mortality tables for a number of countries, in some
cases (notably Sweden) going back to the 19th century or (France) to the beginning of the 20th century.
Data about population, death and life tables for several EU countries.
The use of data is free of charge.

2nd World Assembly on Aging (Madrid, April 2002)

Oxford Institute of Ageing, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
The new Oxford Institute of Ageing is fully committed to the belief that the production of high quality, strategic
research, which informs and is informed by good policy and practice, will lead to a greater understanding of
societies as they age, and ultimately to better lives for older people. Ageing research at Oxford, with its already
strong networks into Europe, the US and the Developing World, is ideally positioned to fulfil this vision.

International Association for the Study of Insurance Economics
(The Geneva Association)

Centre for Pensions and Social Insurance
(The research centre of Birkbeck College, University of London)

LSE/UBS Pensions research programme

The pensions research network of the International Network of Pension Regulators and Supervisors (INPRS)

Robert Holzmann, Director, Social Protection
The World Bank, 1818 H Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20433
Tel: (202) 473-0931
Fax:(202) 522-3252

Social Protection on the web: