Mark Mather is associate vice president of U.S. Programs at PRB. Mather has 20 years’ experience communicating population research to policymakers, educators, journalists, and the public. He has authored more than 40 reports and briefs on U.S. population trends and their implications, specializing in issues related to child and family health and well-being. He also works in partnership with the Census Bureau on several projects to increase knowledge and use of American Community Survey data. Mather holds master’s and doctorate degrees in sociology from the University of Maryland, College Park. His research has been cited by The New York Times, the Associated Press, USA Today, the Huffington Post, the Wall Street Journal, and many other media outlets.
Infographic: U.S. Aging and Dementia Trends
The share of older Americans with dementia is decreasing, but the total number will rise as the large baby boomer population ages and more people live longer. While education gives older adults an edge, reducing their dementia risk, racial and socioeconomic disparities in dementia are large and p…
Dementia Trends: Implications for an Aging America
This Today's Research on Aging (Issue 36) explores the evidence of a decline in dementia and the trends that may shape the future prevalence of this debilitating condition—focusing on recent work by researchers supported by the National Institute on Aging (NIA).
Poverty and Inequality Pervasive in Two-Fifths of U.S. Counties
By looking at the intersection of poverty and inequality in local areas—and how this has changed over time. Addressing these disparities is important to improve the lives of families who are struggling and to strengthen the U.S. economy.
Healthy Aging and Longer Life Spans
Today's Research on Aging (Issue 34) Most people know about the importance of eating a healthy diet, exercising, maintaining a healthy weight, and avoiding smoking to prevent disease and increase longevity. But researchers have identified many other factors that may affect life expectancy.
Trends and Challenges Facing America's Latino Children
Latino children currently account for one-fourth of U.S. children under age 18, and by 2050 they are projected to make up nearly one-third of the child population. Of the 18.2 million Latino children currently living in the United States, 95 percent are U.S.-born citizens.