LIS Receives NIH Grant for Research on Wellbeing and Aging

The Luxembourg Income Study Center, led by Professor Janet Gornick (Political Science/Sociology), has received its first National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant.

Awarded by NIH’s National Institute on Aging (NIA), the grant will fund a project titled “Harmonizing Wealth Data for Cross-National Research on Wellbeing and Aging.” 
The grant, which allocates more than $180,000 to the project, will allow LIS to expand its data on wealth, and will fund work both in Luxembourg and at the Graduate Center’s satellite LIS office. LIS has been told to expect a second year of funding from the NIA in the amount of $162,000.
The NIH grant is the latest major show of support for LIS, including a recent five-year, $1.5 million award from the National Science Foundation.
LIS serves a global community of researchers, educators, and policymakers by providing databases that contain harmonized microdata from high- and middle-income countries around the world.

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Submitted on: APR 6, 2015

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