Aging Populations

By 2030, there will be more than 72 million people over the age of 65 in the U.S., more than twice their number in 2000. Westat’s partnerships with government agencies and private entities provide valuable and far-ranging information resources, from survey data to analyses, that support basic research and influence policy to meet the challenges facing our aging populations.

Project Highlights

Examining late-life trends and trajectories

As the U.S. population ages, it is important that we understand trends in late-life functioning, how these differ for population subgroups, and the economic and social consequences of aging...

Studying the IDEAL way to age

The Insight into Determinants of Exceptional Aging and Longevity (IDEAL) Study, part of the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging (BLSA), is interested in studying exceptional agers, people who stay...