Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Understanding the Correlation between Alzheimer’s Disease Polygenic Risk, Wealth, and the Composition of Wealth Holdings

Posted: 1/29/2019 (CSDE Seminar Series)

Dean Lillard, Professor in the Department of Human Sciences at Ohio State University, explores whether people save differently when they have a greater or smaller polygenic risk of developing Alzheimer’s Disease. The issue is salient for two principal reasons. First, the so-called Baby Boomers are rapidly aging into ranges at which people develop Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (hereafter ADRD). Second, social scientists increasingly use variation in genetic make-up of individuals to account for individual differences in social and economic behavior. This seminar is co-sponsored with the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance.

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Date: 02/01/2019

Time: 12:30-1:30 PM

Location: 121 Raitt Hall