The overall objective of the Population Aging Research Center is to provide both specific and general support to facilitate research on the demography and economics of aging, consistent with the scientific themes of PARC. The general support is the “mortar and glue” of PARC’s infrastructure, which is essential for its success as an interdisciplinary enterprise within the larger framework of the PSC and the University of Pennsylvania. Like all major research universities, Penn is dominated by strong disciplinary structures and orientations.