NACDA Virtual Posters for PAA 2021

We will be presenting two virtual presentations (poster - slides) for the virtual Population Association of America Conference this year!

Secondary Data Resources to Examine the Aging Life Course: The National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging (NACDA)

Thursday, May 6, 2021  1:15 PM - 2:45 PM (U.S. Central Time)

Session Title: P4 - COVID-19; Data and Methods; and Race and Ethnicity

Room: Open Water Poster Gallery

The National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging (NACDA) has been collecting, archiving, and distributing data on the aging lifecourse for over 35 years. All of its data are freely available to the research community, and many studies provide valuable insights into U.S. national and international population health and aging behaviors over time. NACDA has been continually funded by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) since the 1980s. We maintain and support over 1,500 studies related to aging, health, and the lifecourse. We work closely with NIA to assist researchers in the preparation, distribution, and the use of secondary data funded by NIA for independent research. We help researchers by providing letters of support for grants and preserving their data. We host workshops, webinars, and other outreach to foster and inform the research community. We provide user support to data depositors, secondary analysts, and instructional resources for professors.

Best Practices for Measuring the Social, Behavioral, and Economic Impact of Epidemics Using Secondary Data

Friday, May 7, 2021  1:30 PM - 3:00 PM (U.S. Central Time)

Session Title: P7 - Gender and Sexuality; and Health and Health Behavior

Room: Open Water Poster Gallery

This presentation provides details on the availability and use of datasets and studies managed and distributed by NACDA and ICPSR. We offer examples of variables and concepts found across multiple studies and multiple years that provide baseline information on pre-COVID-19 social behaviors. This presentation also provides guidance on how to search for specific topics using the NACDA and ICPSR generated search tools. We also identify external studies also gathering these data. Finally, we offer information on how to obtain these data for research purposes. Our hope is this information will be valuable in identifying key baseline measures of social behavior, health, and employment before the COVID-19 epidemic, and that this information can allow us to evaluate challenges and recovery once the crisis has passed. Both NACDA and ICPSR remain available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to assist researchers in locating and obtaining data related to their research.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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