COVID & Life Tomorrow
The spread of COVID-19 in the United States in the spring of 2020 abruptly transformed American life, with widespread closures of public spaces and businesses, severe limitations on social activities, and the need for individuals to physically distance from each other. Some changes wrought by the pandemic may persist even after the threat of the virus has subsided - such as Americans' adoption of new technologies or disease prevention behaviors. The MIT AgeLab has sought to better understand how the COVID-19 pandemic may be affecting peoples' attitudes and behaviors through different methods of research across longevity-related domains.
Population- and industry-specific research - The AgeLab has also focused its COVID-19 research in domains such as financial advice, family caregiving, and attitudes toward vaccines.
Brady, S., Miller,J., Balmuth, A., Felts, A., Yoquinto, L., D’Ambrosio, L., & Coughlin, J.F. (2020). Navigating Client Relationships During COVID-19. Journal of Financial Planning, 33(8), 44-47. Link to publication.
AgeLab's research about COVID-19 and Life Tomorrow spans a variety of topics. Learn about some of our projects here.
AgeLab researchers use a range of methods to understand people's attitudes and experiences.