(May 2011) Robert Schoeni is a professor of
public policy and economics at the University of Michigan. His research interests include
the investigation of changes in old-age health status and disability, the
effects of welfare reform, the economic consequences of workplace injuries, and
poverty among older women. He serves as co-director of the Panel Study of Income
Dynamics and directs a network on trends in disability.

In this interview, he discusses the book Making Americans
Healthier: Social and Economic Policy as Health Policy
, an edited
volume that identifies and quantifies health consequences of social policies
such as education, civil rights legislation, income support, and

Funding for this webcast has been provided by the National Institute on Aging, Division of Behavioral and Social Research (BSR), through a grant from the University of Michigan Center on the Demography of Aging. This center coordinates dissemination of findings from 14 NIA demography centers in academic institutions throughout the United States.