• This interview also in video (20 minutes)

(September 2008) Population aging brings challenges and opportunities, and in the United States, the ratio of workers to elderly is straining the Social Security system. Ron Lee, a professor of demography and economics at the University of California-Berkeley, talked with PRB about his research on the trends in mortality and aging. View a 20-minute webcast interview with Ron Lee.

This webcast is underwritten by the U.S. National Institute on Aging, Behavioral and Social Research Unit, through a grant from the University of Michigan Center on the Demography of Aging. Funding has also been provided by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.