‘The future of the United States will rest heavily on the next generation of workers and elders — populations that are largely diverse, Latino, and living longer. Thus, we must understand and respond to their unique demographic traits and needs.’
— Fernando Torres-Gil, director, Center for Policy Research on Aging
The Center for Policy Research on Aging has established a broad research agenda within the parameters of aging policy and the “politics of aging.” The CPRA is currently working on research projects that will inform debate at all levels of government.
The CPRA research interests include:
- The politics of aging in the Latino community
- Strategic planning for the aging baby boomers
- The future of Social Security and Medicare
- Aging policy in California
- Policy implications of the city of Los Angeles’ diverse aging population
- Global aging (with a specific focus on the Pacific Rim and Latin America)
- The aging of the baby boomer cohort
In addition, the CPRA is committed to providing gerontological policy education to graduate and undergraduate students. The Center allows students the opportunity to participate in various real-world research projects that foster the development of analytical, substantive, intellectual, and organizational skills to serve them in their careers.
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Fernando Torres-Gil, Ph.D.
Director of Center for
Policy Research on Aging
Professor of Social Welfare
and Public Policy at UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs
Courtney Demko, UCLA doctoral student
Aryun Hahm, UCLA doctoral student
Max Benavidez, Ph.D.
CPRA conducts collaborative research projects with:
- The USC Gerontology Center
- The UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
- NALEO — the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials
- UnidosUS (formerly National Council of La Raza)
- The Hispanic Congressional Caucus of the U.S. House of Representatives
THE CENTER FOR POLICY RESEARCH ON AGING
UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs
337 Charles E. Young Drive E.
Los Angeles, CA 90095