Designing and Implementing the Longitudinal Aging Study in India (LASI)

Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Beebe Hall, 2nd floor conference room

BCTR Talks at Twelve: "Designing and Implementing the Longitudinal Aging Study in India (LASI)"

Data are lacking on the health, social support, and economic security of India’s growing elderly population, and concern is mounting about the well-being of this expanding group. By assembling a research team of demographers, economists, medical doctors, sociologists, and public health and policy experts, the Longitudinal Aging Study in India (LASI) aims to supply the data needed to understand the situation of India’s elderly population. LASI covers a nationally representative sample of 60,000 households to be followed longitudinally. In his talk, Professor Sekher will share how this data will provide a much-needed foundation for scientific research and policy making related to aging in India. LASI is a collaborative venture of the International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai, the Harvard School of Public Health, and the University of Southern California.

Dr. T.V. Sekher is a Professor in the Department of Population Policies and Programs at the International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS), Mumbai. He is the Co-Principal Investigator of the Longitudinal Aging Study in India (LASI) and is also core team member of "Study on Global Ageing and Adult Health (SAGE-India)". He is  currently the Fulbright-Nehru Senior Fellow with SAP, Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies at Cornell University. Trained in Demography and Sociology, his areas of research interests are social demography, gender issues, population ageing, and public health.

Event Type

Lecture

Departments

College of Human Ecology, Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research, Sustainability

Website

https://www.bctr.cornell.edu/events/t...

Contact E-Mail

pmt6@cornell.edu

Contact Name

Patricia Thayer

Contact Phone

607-255-7794

Speaker

T.V. Sekher

Speaker Affiliation

International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai

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