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Pre-PAA Workshop on the Education Studies for Healthy Aging (EdSHARe) data

Scholarships available to attend.

Looking for cohort data collected from large, diverse, nationally-representative samples of Americans followed from high school through mid/late life that are ideal for studying the social and biological pathways through which education and other early life factors shape later life cognition and health? The Education Studies for Healthy Aging (EdSHARe) project has you covered… and they are offering a workshop about the data prior to the Population Association of America (PAA) meetings… and they are offering up to 18 scholarships to attend the workshop for free!

The pre-PAA EdSHARe workshop will be held on Wednesday, 4/17 from 1pm to 5pm ET.

Questions about EdSHARe, the pre-PAA workshop, or this scholarship? Please email [email protected].

Coffee & Conversation Networking Event

Join us for coffee, light breakfast and casual networking with fellow EdDem Network members and Amelia Karraker from the NIA!

  • Location: Freedom a la Cart Cafe & Bakery (123 E Spring Street, Columbus, OH 43215)
  • Date: Friday, April 19th, 2024
  • Time: 8:30-10 a.m.

PAA Presentations related to EdDem’s Critical Areas

Note: Bolded names indicate EdDem Network members

Flash Talk: Socioeconomic Disparities and Underrepresented Populations in Aging and Health | Thursday, April 18, 8:00 AM – 9:15 AM

  • Neighborhood Characteristics and Trajectories of Dementia Risk Among Older Adults (W. Qin, University of Wisconsin–Madison; D. Byrd, Arizona State University)
  • Cohort Change and Life Course Socioeconomic Differences in Cognitive Health Trajectories (H. Cha, University of Southern California; M. Hayward, University of Texas at Austin)

Poster Session: Aging and the Life Course | Thursday, April 18, 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

  • Cognitive Functioning and Social Connectedness Among Older Couples: Dyadic Evidence From the National Social Life, Health, and Aging Project (M. Li; M. Engelman, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Y. Li, University of Chicago)
  • The Effects of HBCU Attendance Among Black College-Goers on Later Life Physical Health, Mental Health, Cognitive Functioning, And Mortality (R. Arias Achio, University of Minnesota; J. Warren, University of Minnesota; E. Grodsky, University of Wisconsin; C. Muller, University of Texas)
  • Does Educational Attainment Improve Cognitive Functioning of Older Tribal Population in India? (N. Kumari, International Institute for Population Sciences; N. Saikia, International Institute for Population Sciences)

Flash Talk: Cognitive Health and Dementia | Thursday, April 18, 9:30 AM – 10:45 AM

  • Underestimating the Relationship: Unpacking Both Socioeconomic Resources and Cognitive Function and Decline in Mid- to Later Life (P. Herd, Georgetown University; K. Walsemann, University of Maryland)
  • Conceptualizing Offspring Educational (Dis)advantage and Its Relationship to Parents’ Dementia Onset (J. Yahirun, Bowling Green State University; J. Applegate, Bowling Green State University; K. Mossakowski, University of Hawaii at Manoa)
  • Dual Functionality in Social Context: Social Predictors of Co-Occurring Cognitive and Functional Health in the National Social Life, Health, and Aging Project (A. Goldman, Boston College; A. Kotwal, University of California, San Francisco; L. Waite, University of Chicago)
  • Gender, Educational, and Subnational Differences in Cognition and Contributing Factors in India (A. Perianayagam, Qatar University; R. Dhandona, Public Health Foundation of India; P. Zanwar, Thomas Jefferson University; S. Y, SRM Institute of Technology ; D. Gudekar, International Institute for Population Sciences ; S. Salvi, International Institute for Population Sciences; S. Surpam, International Institute for Population Sciences)
  • Exposure to Occupational Strain Across the Life Course and Cognitive Disparities by Gender and Race/Ethnicity (M. Sheftel, Pennsylvania State University; N. Goldman, Princeton University; A. Pebley, University of California-Los Angeles; B. Pratt, Princeton University; S. Park, University of Massachusetts Boston)
  • The Long-Run Impact of Free Education on Late-Life Cognitive Function: Evidence From Ireland (C. Kieny, Unisanté; M. Avendano, University of Lausanne; Y. Ma; A. Nolan)

Oral: Cognitive Aging and Dementia in Low- and Middle-Income Countries | Friday, April 19, 8:00 AM – 9:15 AM

  • Spousal Education and Cognitive Trajectories among Chinese Couples: A Longitudinal Actor-Partner Interdependence Model Analysis (Y. Guo, Xi’an Jiaotong University; Z. Zhang, Michigan State University; P. Philip, Michigan State University; Q. Jiang, Xi’an Jiaotong University)

Oral: Novel Perspectives on Late-Life Employment | Friday, April 19, 9:30 AM – 10:45 AM

  • Does Type, Timing, and Duration of Life Course Non-Employment Differentially Predict Dementia Risk and Cognitive Decline? A Novel Application of Sequence Analysis (L. Pacca, UCSF; A. Vable; A. Harrati, Mathematica)

Oral: State and Neighborhood Influences on Health | Friday, April 19, 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM

  • The Role of Education in Regional Variation in Prevalence of Dementia and Cognitive Impairment No Dementia: An Examination of Both Educational Attainment and Education Context (J. Ailshire, University of Southern California; M. Farina, Assistant Professor; H. Jackson, University of Maryland; K. Walsemann, University of Maryland)
  • The Long-Term Impact of Place of Birth on Later Life Cognitive Health: Evidence and Insights From the Harmonized Cognitive Assessment Protocol (Z. Lin, Yale University; X. Chen, Yale University)

Oral: Aging in Middle- and Low-Income Countries | Friday, April 19, 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM

  • Comparisons of Socioeconomic Predictors of Cognition Among Older Adults in Chile and Mexico (S. Mani, Johns Hopkins University; M. Delaporte, University of Pennsylvania; B. O’Grady, University of Texas Medical Branch; J. Bardales, University of Pennsylvania; J. Behrman, University of Pennsylvania; D. Bravo, Catholic University of Chile; I. Elo, University of Pennsylvania; R. Wong, University of Texas Medical Branch)

Invited Session: What Can We Learn About the Relationship Between Education and Later-Life Cognitive Outcomes From the International Family of Health and Retirement Studies and Harmonized Cognitive Assessment Protocol | Friday, April 19, 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM

  • The Gateway to Global Aging Policy Initiative: Systematic Collection of Education Policy Data to Enable Global and Cross-Country Research (E. Nichols, University of Southern California)
  • Do Increasing Trends in Education Explain Recent Declines in Dementia? Evidence from Compulsory Schooling Reforms in the United Kingdom (M. Avendano, University of Lausanne)
  • Educational Attainment and Dementia Likelihood: A Cross-National Analysis of the United States and Mexico (J. Saenz, Arizona State University)
  • Using the HCAP to Evaluate Cross-National Differences in the Relationship Between Adult Child Educational Attainment and Older Parents’ Cognitive Outcomes (J. Torres, University of California, San Francisco)

Oral: Innovative Approaches to Understanding Late-Life Health Disparities | Friday, April 19, 3:15 PM – 4:30 PM

  • Work History, Work Quality, and Accelerated Aging Among Older Adults (R. Donnelly, Vanderbilt University; M. Farina, University of Southern California)
  • Race and Cognitive Health Disparities Among Older Americans: Exploring the Impact of Debt–Asset Profiles in the Pre-Retirement Period (C. Lee, University of California-Riverside; D. Glei, Georgetown University; S. Park, University of California-Riverside)
  • Increasing Child’s Education Improves Parent’s Dementia Risk and Educational Gradients: A Two-Generation Approach (L. Luo, Pennsylvania State University; J. Xu; J. Warren, University of Minnesota; K. Langa, University of Michigan)

Poster Session: Education, Employment, and Inequality | Friday, April 19, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

  • The Role of State-Level Educational Quality in Shaping Dementia Mortality (E. Kerr, University of Maryland, College Park; H. Jackson, University of Maryland, College Park; M. Hayward, University of Texas at Austin; K. Walsemann, University of Maryland, College Park)