David R. Weir

Director

Contact Information

Survey Research Center
P.O. Box 1248
Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1248

Phone: 734.936-0314
Fax: 734.647.1186
Email: dweir@umich.edu

Education

A.B., History, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Ph.D., Economics, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Research and Projects

Dr. Weir's current research interests include population-based international comparisons of dementia and cognitive impairment, social disparities in biomarkers of aging, the effects of health, gender, and marital status on economic well-being in retirement; and the effects of early-life experience on longevity and health at older ages.

Selected Recent Publications

Kezdi G, Lay M, Weir DR. Recent trends in wealth inequality among older Americans in two surveys. Journal of Economics and Social Measurement. 2020;45(3-4):215-236. doi:10.3233/jem-210477.
Jadhav A, Weir DR. Widowhood and Depression in a Cross-National Perspective: Evidence from the United States, Europe, Korea, and China. The Journals of Gerontology: Series B. 2019;73(8):e143-e153. doi:10.1093/geronb/gbx021.
Weir DR, Waite LJ, Wong R, Freedman VA. New Measures and New Designs in Demography of Aging Research. In: Future Directions for the Demography of Aging: Proceedings of a Workshop . Future Directions for the Demography of Aging: Proceedings of a Workshop . Washington, DC: The National Academies Press; 2018:371-396. doi:https://doi.org/10.17226/25064.