Cognitive Aging, Overconfidence and Well-being of Older Adults

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Proposal Description:Cognitive aging creates significant challenges to health and well-being of the fast-growing aging population in the world. Objective recognition of cognitive status over the aging process promotes improved decision-making regarding life planning, health care, financial matters, etc. This project aims to document patterns and trajectories of cognitive ability in old age, as well as its effects on well-being of older adults. We will use individual-level longitudinal surveys that cover 30 countries in Asia, Europe and North America. Through this project, the research assistants will engage in highly innovative and interdisciplinary teamwork. 

Requisite Skills and Qualifications:Coursework in basic econometrics/statistics; basic knowledge of STATA or other statistical packages; attention to detail; ability to work independently are required. Some experience using social survey data is preferred.

Award: 
  • Yilin Chen