Core C: External Innovative Network The overarching goal of the External Innovative Network Core is to promote scientific advances in the area of health and economic status in older populations. Since substantial advances can occur through international research collaboration, this Core will maintain and expand collaborative research with international scholars and facilitate exchanges between U.S. scholars and international researchers. The Core will promote collaboration among the research leaders of ongoing surveys on the economics, demography, and health of older people, such as the Health and Retirement Study in the United States, ELSA in England, SHARE in continental Europe, and CHARLS in China. The involvement of countries with different institutional policies for promoting the well-being of the elderly enables analyses that can discriminate among these policies regarding their advantages and disadvantages. Single-country studies seldom encounter sufficient institutional variation to permit such conclusions. The Core's collaborative research efforts will include a visiting-scholars program providing for sabbatical stays as well as shorter-term stays at the RAND Corporation, where the Core is based, together with a complementary program of short stays by RAND researchers at foreign institutions. The Core will sponsor one conference or workshop per year. Topics may include long-term care and comparative research across the international surveys. The Core will encourage greater international representation among participants in the RAND Summer Institute, which seeks to effect cross-fertilization among different social-science disciplines and between the social sciences and the biomedical disciplines. All these mechanisms for bringing scholars into person-to-person contact can be especially valuable for projects and researchers who are just beginning to interact and lay the foundations for future productive networks, which can subsequently be sustained through email or other Internet-based communications. Katherine Carman will serve as the Core Director for the External Innovative Network. Prior to joining RAND, she was an assistant professor in the Economics Department of Tilburg University (The Netherlands), and a former RWJ Scholar in Health Policy Research at Harvard. Her international experience and research network will help to support this project.

National Institute of Health (NIH)
National Institute on Aging (NIA)
Center Core Grants (P30)
Project #
Application #
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZAG1)
Program Officer
Phillips, John
Project Start
Project End
Budget Start
Budget End
Support Year
Fiscal Year
Total Cost
Indirect Cost
Rand Corporation
Santa Monica
United States
Zip Code
Henseke, Golo (2018) Good jobs, good pay, better health? The effects of job quality on health among older European workers. Eur J Health Econ 19:59-73
Foverskov, Else; Glymour, M Maria; Mortensen, Erik L et al. (2018) Education and Cognitive Aging: Accounting for Selection and Confounding in Linkage of Data From the Danish Registry and Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe. Am J Epidemiol 187:2423-2430
Abeliansky, Ana Lucia; Strulik, Holger (2018) How We Fall Apart: Similarities of Human Aging in 10 European Countries. Demography 55:341-359
Heger, Dörte; Korfhage, Thorben (2018) Care choices in Europe: To Each According to His or Her Needs? Inquiry 55:46958018780848
Solé-Auró, Aïda; Jasilionis, Domantas; Li, Peng et al. (2018) Do women in Europe live longer and happier lives than men? Eur J Public Health 28:847-852
Lourenco, Joana; Serrano, Antonio; Santos-Silva, Alice et al. (2018) Cardiovascular Risk Factors Are Correlated with Low Cognitive Function among Older Adults Across Europe Based on The SHARE Database. Aging Dis 9:90-101
Cimas, M; Ayala, A; Sanz, B et al. (2018) Chronic musculoskeletal pain in European older adults: Cross-national and gender differences. Eur J Pain 22:333-345
Schwartz, Ella; Khalaila, Rabia; Litwin, Howard (2018) Contact frequency and cognitive health among older adults in Israel. Aging Ment Health :1-9
Sand, Gregor; Gruber, Stefan (2018) Differences in Subjective Well-being Between Older Migrants and Natives in Europe. J Immigr Minor Health 20:83-90
Reus-Pons, Matias; Mulder, Clara H; Kibele, Eva U B et al. (2018) Differences in the health transition patterns of migrants and non-migrants aged 50 and older in southern and western Europe (2004-2015). BMC Med 16:57

Showing the most recent 10 out of 272 publications