UMass Boston

Economic Security & The Elder Index

In Later Life

The Center for Social and Demographic Research on Aging’s focus on the economic security of older adults is central to current and future projects aimed at addressing the wellbeing of older adults. The Center looks at economic security through research and production of academic and white papers, community projects, and work with the City of Boston's Age Strong Commission. In addition, the center produces and maintains the Elder IndexTM, a one-of-a-kind, county-by-county measure of the income needed by older adults to maintain independence and meet their daily living costs while staying in their own homes. 

About the Elder Index

Economic Security Report

The Center for Social and Demographic Research on Aging’s continued research on economic security is used by:

Policymakers | Family caregivers | Service providers | Aging advocates | Community leaders | Researchers


Center for Social and Demographic Research on Aging

100 Morrissey Blvd.
Boston, MA 02125-3393 USA
617.287.7413


The center is affiliated with the McCormack School of Policy and Global Studies.