State Policy & Politics Database (SPPD)
The State Policy & Politics Database (SPPD) is a compilation of annual data on state policies and politics that are particularly relevant for population health. The SPPD includes several categories of policies, including labor and economic policies (e.g., minimum wage levels, right to work laws), social safety net policies (e.g., earned income tax credits, SNAP), behavior-related policies (e.g., tobacco taxes, opioid prescribing), as well as the political ideology of the states’ government and citizens. Most measures are available annually from 1980 to 2021. SPPD was created with the support from the Center for Aging and Policy Studies (NIA P30AG66583) and a NIH research grant (NIA R01AG05548). Jennifer Karas Montez is the PI on both grants.
Intellectual and Developmental Disability (IDD) Age at Death Data Tracker
People with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) die at much younger ages than people without IDD. This website tracks trends for adults in the US, stratifying results by US state, biological sex, race-ethnicity, and year of death. This data tracker was developed by Scott Landes with support from the Aging Studies Institute and a Tenth Decade Project Grant from Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. Results will be updated annually.
N.Y. State Population Aging Trends
The population in New York state was around 19.4 million in 2010, of which approximately 3.7 million people (19%) were aged 60 or over. Although the state’s population has remained relatively constant over the last decade, the 60+ population has increased to more than 4.5 million. In 2019, 23.4% of the state’s population was aged 60 or older. The percentage of the population that is 60+ has been increasing in each of the 62 counties in the state. However, there are large differences across New York counties in the percentage of the population that is 60+. More information, including county- level data, can be found in the following excel spreadsheet:
NY Counties 2010-2019
Longitudinal Study of Generations
The Longitudinal Study of Generations (LSOG), initiated in 1971, began as a survey of intergenerational relations among 300 three-generation California families with grandparents (then in their sixties), middle-aged parents (then in their early forties), and grandchildren (then aged 15 to 26). The study broadened in 1991 and now includes a fourth generation, the great-grandchildren of these families. Merril Silverstein is the PI of the LSOG, which receives funding from the Templeton Foundation.
U.S. State Contextual Data Resource
This resource contains links to datasets with information about U.S. states, such as their policies, economic conditions, demographic characteristics and more. The resource was created with support from the NIA-funded Network on Life Course Health Dynamics and Disparities (R24AG045061).