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AARP Research does a variety of work to support AARP’s mission of helping people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthening communities and fighting for the issues that matter most to all families. Key issues we study include Social Security, Medicare, long-term care and caregiving, work and job security, healthy living, technology, and relationships.

AARP Research Topics

Economic Security and Work

Research on issues related to the economy and working, including financial security, pensions, Social Security and workforce issues relevant to older workers.

Health and Healthcare

Research on issues related to health and health care, including Medicare, ACA, healthy living and staying mentally sharp.

Life and Leisure

Research on issues related to living your best life, including relationships, hobbies, entertainment and travel.

Livable Communities

Research on issues related to livable communities, including transportation, Driver's Safety, housing, and staying in one's home.

Long-Term Care

Research on issues related to long-term care, including caregiving, home and community-based services, and residential care.

Politics and Government

Research on issues related to politics and government, including AARP advocacy, utilities, federal regulations and consumer affairs.


Research on issues related to technology, including Internet use, social media, privacy and adoption of devices.

Connect & Engage

About AARP Research

Learn about our work, how to receive information and how to contact us.