Signature Themes

Health, disease, and mortality risks at older ages
Health, Disease, and Mortality Risks at Older Ages, has been a guiding framework of research at PARC from Year 1 of the Center.More...
Early-life conditions and older adult health, behavior and well-being
Early-life conditions and older adult health, behavior and well-being is firmly rooted in understanding aging as a process, rather than a discrete stage. Many of us use a life-course framework, relating current status to earlier life decisions. This...More...
Global Aging
Global Aging responds to an increasing intellectual and public policy demand for understanding variation and commonalities in the aging process within and across populations. PARC’s research focus has always been remarkably international and this...More...
Bio-demographic and evolutionary approaches to life history
Bio-demographic and evolutionary approaches to life history expands the vision of our program to incorporate biological and evolutionary frameworks for understanding the demography of aging.  The variable expression of this approach depends on...More...
Domestic/international perspectives on well-being at older ages
Perspectives on well-being at older ages, emphasizes life-cycle decision-making and old-age financial security and their interactions with changing work patterns, family support, savings and pensions, health insurance, and health care systems....More...