Current Awareness in Aging Research (CAAR) Report #108--November 1, 2001

CAAR (Current Awareness in Aging Research) is a weekly email report produced by the Center for Demography of Health and Aging at the University of Wisconsin-Madison that helps researchers keep up to date with the latest developments in the field. For more information, including an archive of back issues and subscription information see:

http://www.ssc.wisc.edu/cdha/caar/caar-index.htm

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I. Data:

1. HRS: The University of Michigan Institute for Social Research Health and Retirement Study has announced the availability of HRS 2000 Early Imputation Data Release (Version 1). For more information see:

http://www.umich.edu/~hrswww/news/items/news128.html

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II. Reports and articles:

2. BOSTON COLLEGE CENTER FOR RETIREMENT RESEARCH JUST THE FACTS: "A Primer on Reverse Mortgages," by Andrew D. Eschtruth and Long C. Tran (Boston College Center for Retirement Research Just the Facts on Retirement Issues, No. 3, October 2001, .pdf format, 4p.).

http://www.bc.edu/bc_org/avp/csom/executive/crr/facts/jtf_3.pdf
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3. NIJ RESEARCH IN BRIEF: "Results from an Elder Abuse Prevention Experiment in New York City," by Robert C. Davis and Juanjo Medina-Ariza (US National Institute of Justice Research Brief NCJ 188675, September 2001, ASCII text and .pdf format, 7p.). "This Research in Brief addresses the increasing need for elder abuse prevention and highlights a field experiment involving interventions designed to reduce repeat incidents of elder abuse including difficulties and successes."

ASCII text:

http://www.ncjrs.org/txtfiles1/nij/188675.txt

.pdf:

http://www.ncjrs.org/pdffiles1/nij/188675.pdf
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4. BJS REPORT: "Intimate Partner Violence and Age of Victim, 1993-99," by Callie Marie Rennison (US Bureau of Justice Statistics NCJ 187635, October 2001, ASCII text and .pdf format with .zip compressed spreadsheets, 12p.).

Abstract:

Provides estimates of violence by intimates (current or former spouses, girlfriends, and boyfriends) against females with an emphasis on victim's age, 1993-99. Included are 1999 rates of intimate partner violence against females overall, rates for specific violent crimes (rape/sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault and simple assault), and 1993-1999 trends in fatal and nonfatal intimate partner violence. Also presented are 1993-99 aggregate rates of intimate partner violence by victim's age focusing further on victim's race, Hispanic origin, annual household income and marital status. Additional statistics on domestic violence provided include the percentage of same-sex intimate partner violence, presence of weapons, injuries to victims, type of intimates who offend, and reporting to police. The data for this report are drawn from the NCVS and the FBI's Supplementary Homicide Reports.

http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/abstract/ipva99.htm
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5. ILCUSA NEWSLETTER, POLICY REPORT:

A. "Economics of Aging Interest Group Newsletter," (Fall 2001, .pdf format, 6p.). Note: "This is a "bi-annual publication published by the Gerontological Society of America and the International Longevity Center").

http://www.ilcusa.org/_lib/pdf/eoa_2001fall.pdf

B. "ILC Report, October 2001" (International Longevity Center, .pdf format, 6p.). Note: The ILC Report is a "monthly compilation of longevity news and trends in the U.S. and abroad."

http://www.ilcusa.org/_lib/pdf/ilc200110.pdf
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6. NIA NEWS RELEASE: "Moderate Exercise Program Benefits Health of Older Women Caregivers" (NIA News: Alzheimer's Disease Research Update, Nov. 1, 2001).

http://www.alzheimers.org/nianews/nianews40.html
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7. _NATURE_ INSIGHT ARTICLES: "Stem cells" (_Nature_ Insight, Vol. 414, No. 6859, Nov. 1, 2001). Eleven articles are featured in this Insight.

http://www.nature.com/nature/insights/6859.html
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8. _BMJ_ ARTICLE, BOOK REVIEW:

A. "Deprivation, disease, and death in Scotland: graphical display of survival of a cohort," by James Chalmers and Simon Capewell (_British Medical Journal_, Vol. 323, No. 7319, Oct. 27, 2001, HTML and .pdf format, p. 967-968).

http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/323/7319/967

B. _Encyclopedia of Death and Dying_, edited by Glennys Howarth and Oliver Leaman, reviewed by Julia Neuberger (_British Medical Journal_, Vol. 323, No. 7319, Oct. 27, 2001, p. 1008).

http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/323/7319/1008
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9. _LANCET_ SCIENCE AND MEDICINE NEWS, POLICY AND PEOPLE, BOOK REVIEW: Note: _Lancet_ requires free registration before providing content.

A. "Oestrogen does not help to prevent recurrent strokes," by Jane Bradbury (_Lancet_ Science and Medicine News, Vol. 358, No. 9291, Oct. 27, 2001, HTML and .pdf format, p. 1432).

HTML:

http://www.thelancet.com/journal/vol358/iss9291/full/llan.358.9291.news.18124.3

.pdf:

http://pdf.thelancet.com/pdfdownload?uid=llan.358.9291.news.18124.3&x=x.pdf

B. "UK woman's right-to-die case fails," by Haroon Ashraf (_Lancet_ Policy and People, Vol. 358, No. 9291, Oct. 27, 2001, HTML and .pdf format, p. 1437).

HTML:

http://www.thelancet.com/journal/vol358/iss9291/full/llan.358.9291.news.18123.4

.pdf:

http://pdf.thelancet.com/pdfdownload?uid=llan.358.9291.news.18123.4&x=x.pdf

C. "Mapping the ageing brain: _The Ageing Brain: Maps of the Mind_", by Lawrence Whalley, reviewed by Susan Greenfield (_Lancet_ Media Review, Vol. 358, No. 9291, Oct. 27, 2001, HTML and .pdf format, p. 1466).

HTML:

http://www.thelancet.com/journal/vol358/iss9291/full/llan.358.9291.dissecting_room.18082.1

.pdf:

http://pdf.thelancet.com/pdfdownload?uid=llan.358.9291.dissecting_room.18082.1&x=x.pdf
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10. MEDSCAPE ARTICLES, SUMMARY OF RESEARCH: Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles.

A. "Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in a Medicare Managed Care Population: Association with Higher Costs and Utilization," by Donna Marie Fick, Jennifer L. Waller, John Ross Maclean, Richard Vanden Heuvel, J. Gary Tadlock, Marc Gottlieb, and Charles B. Cangialose (_Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy_, Vol. 7, No. 5, September/October 2001, p. 407-413).

http://www.medscape.com/44268.rhtml?srcmp=ms-102601

or

http://www.medscape.com/AMCP/JMCP/2001/v07.n05/jmcp0705.04.fick/jmcp0705.04.fick-01.html

B. "Management of Breast Cancer in the Older Woman," by Lodovico Balducci, Martine Extermann, and Ignazio Carreca (_Cancer Control: Journal of the Moffitt Cancer Center_, Vol. 8, No. 5, September/October 2001, p. 431-441).

http://www.medscape.com/44197.rhtml?srcmp=ms-102601

or

http://www.medscape.com/moffitt/CancerControl/2001/v08.n05/cc0805.04.bald/cc0805.04.bald-01.html

C. Monthly Summaries of Nursing Research, October 2001 (National Institute of Nursing Research [NINR].

http://www.medscape.com/44175.rhtml?srcmp=ms-102601

or

http://www.medscape.com/Medscape/Nurses/journal/2001/v03.n05/mns1022.01/mns1022.01-01.html
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11. _ECONOMIST_ ARTICLES: _Economist_ Nov. 1, 2001 issue contains a special "Survey: the Near Future" section. Articles that are of possible interest to researchers in aging:

A. "The new demographics."

http://www.economist.com/printedition/displayStory.cfm?Story_ID=770839

B. "The next society," by Peter Drucker.

http://www.economist.com/printedition/displayStory.cfm?Story_ID=770819
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12. _FORBES_ ARTICLE: "Rescuing Your Retirement," by Neil Weinberg and Christopher Helman (_Forbes, Nov. 12, 2001). Note: _Forbes_ requires free registration before providing articles.

http://www.forbes.com/forbes/2001/1112/104.html

or

http://www.forbes.com/forbes/2001/1112/104_print.html
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13. _FORTUNE_ ARTICLE: "A Pill to Help You Remember," by David Stipp (_Fortune_, Nov. 12, 2001).

http://www.fortune.com/indexw.jhtml?channel=artcol.jhtml&doc_id=204815
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14. _NEWSWEEK_ SPECIAL ISSUE: "Health for Life: Living Longer, Living Better" (_Newsweek_ Special Issue, Fall & Winter 2001).

http://www.msnbc.com/news/NW-LIVINGLONGER_Front.asp
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15. AARP _MY GENERATION_ ARTICLE: "The War on Alzheimer's," by David Shenk (AARP _My Generation_, November/December 2001).

http://www.mygeneration.org/departments/2001/health/0905_a.html

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III. Working Papers:

16. NBER:

A. "Population Aging, Savings Behavior and Capital Markets," by Axel H. Boersch-Supan and Joachim K. Winter (National Bureau of Economic Research W8561, October 2001, .pdf format, 51p.).

Abstract:

Population aging is just beginning to hit the industrialized countries in full force, and it will have a tremendous impact on capital markets. In this paper, we argue that the capital market effects of population aging are particularly strong in continental European economies such as Germany, France, and Italy, with their large and ailing pay-as-you-go public pension systems, relatively thin capital markets, and poor capital performance. The younger generations in these countries are quite aware of the need to provide for more retirement income through own private saving, and these effects will be accentuated by fundamental pension reforms that aim at more pre-funding. Population aging changes households' savings behavior and portfolio composition, and much more assets will be invester on the stock market. Capital markets will grow in size, and active institutional investors such as pension funds will become more important in continental European countries. These changes are likely to have beneficial side effects in terms of improved capital efficiency, total factor productivity, and growth. Looking at the effects of population aging on savings behavior and capital markets therefore adds a new dimension to the continuing debate about advantages and disadvantages of pay-as-you-go and fully funded pension systems.

http://papers.nber.org/papers/W8561

Click on "PDF" or submit your email address at the bottom of the page for full text.

B. "Developments in Decumulation: The Role of Annuity Products in Financing Retirement," by Olivia S. Mitchell (National Bureau of Economic Research W8567, October 2001, .pdf format, 45p.).

Abstract:

Longer lifespans are generally seen as a positive outcome of economic growth. Yet life extension also means that more people face the risk of living too long -- that is, outliving their assets and means of support. A range of financial products exists currently or can be envisioned for the future that would be useful in helping to protect people against having to dramatically curtail consumption in old age. This paper reviews the usefulness of life annuities in providing protection against longevity risk.

http://papers.nber.org/papers/W8567

Click on "PDF" or submit your email address at the bottom of the page for full text.
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17. BOSTON COLLEGE CENTER FOR RETIREMENT RESEARCH: "Why Some Workers Remain in the Labor Force Beyond the Typical Age of Retirement," by John B. Williamson and Tay K. McNamara (WP 2001-09, October 2001, .pdf format, 33p.).

Abstract:

This study explored the ways in which race, gender, and age moderated the effects of several determinants of labor force participation among people ages 60 to 80. The role of race, gender, and age in moderating the effect of various factors on labor force participation was examined using the 1998 Health and Retirement Study (HRS) data. Binomial logistic regression models were used to evaluate the interaction between race, gender, age and other determinants of labor force participation. The effects of various factors on labor force participation differed by gender, race, and age. The negative effects of low education and poor health, respectively, were stronger for women and blacks. Also, the positive effect of low nonwage income was weaker for older workers, probably due partly to poorer health. Our findings suggest that different types of policies would help to encourage labor force participation among different groups. Because lack of access to employment may deter continued work among subgroups such as blacks and women with low education, job training or job search programs might provide incentives for employment in these groups. Additionally, employer flexibility regarding part-time work and work demands might make continued work attractive for more older workers.

http://www.bc.edu/bc_org/avp/csom/executive/crr/wp_2001-09.shtml

Click on "For full paper in PDF format, click here" for full text.

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IV. Journal Tables of Contents (check your library for availability):

18. American Journal of Epidemiology (Vol. 154, No. 9, Nov. 1, 2001). Note: Full electronic text (HTML and .pdf format) may be available at the site. Check your organization's library.

http://aje.oupjournals.org/content/vol154/issue9/index.shtml
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19. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics (Vol. 34, No. 1, February 2002).

http://www.elsevier.com/locate/archger

Click on "Tables of Contents and Abstracts," and then "Volume 34, Number 1."
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20. Journals of Gerontology, Psychological and Social Sciences (B) (Vols. 56B, No. 6, November 2001). Note 1: Full electronic text (HTML and .pdf format) may be available at the site. Check your organization's library. Note 2: Full electronic text of these journals are available in the ProQuest Research Library. Check your library for availability of this database and these issues.

http://psychsoc.gerontologyjournals.org/content/vol56/issue6/index.shtml
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21. INGENTA Tables of Contents: INGENTA provides fee based document delivery services for selected journals.

A. Point your browser to:

http://www.ingenta.com/

B. click on "Search Options"
C. Type the Journal Name in the "Publication title" search box and click
the radio button "Words in Title"
D. View the table of contents for the issue noted.

American Journal of Public Health ( Vol. 91, No. 10, 2001). Note: Full electronic text of this journal is available in the ProQuest Research Library and EbscoHost Academic Search Elite databases. Check your library for availability of these databases and this issue.
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22. AMEDEO MEDICAL LITERATURE: Note: "AMEDEO has been created to serve the needs of healthcare professionals, including physicians, nurses, pharmacists, administrators, other members of the health professions, and patients and their friends. They can easily access timely, relevant information within their respective fields... All AMEDEO services are free of charge. This policy was made possible thanks to generous unrestricted educational grants provided by AMGEN, Berlex, Eisai, Glaxo Wellcome, Novartis, Pfizer, Roche, and Schering AG."

A. Osteoporosis: Literature for the week of Oct. 30, 2001:

http://www.amedeo.com/medicine/ost.htm

B. Alzheimer's Disease: Literature for the week of Oct. 30, 2001:

http://www.amedeo.com/medicine/ad.htm

C. Parkinson's Disease: Literature for the week of Oct. 30, 2001:

http://www.amedeo.com/medicine/pd.htm

AMADEO Literature Guide:

http://www.amedeo.com/index.htm

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V. Books:

23. NATIONAL ACADEMY PRESS: _The Secret Life of the Brain_, by Richard Restak (Dana Press and Joseph Henry Press, 2001, 224p., ISBN 0-309-07435-5. The book contains a chapter on the aging brain. For more information, as well as links to excerpts and ordering information see the National Academy Press website:

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VI. Funding Opportunities:

24. NIH NIA:

A. "The Placebo Effect in Clinical Practice" (US National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with several otheragencies, RFA-AT-02-001, Oct. 26, 2001). For more information see:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AT-02-001.html

B. Research on Adult and Family Literacy" (US National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with several other agencies, RFA-HD-02-004, Oct. 26, 2001). For more information see:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HD-02-004.html

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VII. Legislation Information Updates:

25. AOA OLDER AMERICANS ACT COMPARISON: "Selected Highlights: Side by Side Comparison of 1992 and 2000 Amendments to the Older Americans Act (OAA)" (US Administration on Aging, October 2001, HTML and .pdf format, 11p.).

HTML:

http://www.aoa.dhhs.gov/Oaa/2000/side-by-side-fin.html

.pdf:

http://www.aoa.dhhs.gov/Oaa/2000/SidebySide.pdf

Note: There was a problem with tranmission of the .pdf version at the time of this mailing.
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26. US HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE HEARING PUBLICATION: "Law Enforcement and Community Efforts to Address Crimes Against Seniors," a hearing held Jul. 11, 2001 (US House Publication Serial No. 34, 2001).

http://commdocs.house.gov/committees/judiciary/hju73695.000/hju73695_0f.htm
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27. US SENATE SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON AGING HEARING PUBLICATION: "Long-Term Care: States Grapple with Increasing Demands and Costs, a hearing held Jul. 18, 2001 (US Senate Publication Serial No. 107-10, 2001, ASCII text and .pdf format, 81p.).

http://www.access.gpo.gov/congress/senate/senate22sh107.html

Scroll to or "find in page" "107-122" (without the quotes).

Jack Solock
Data Librarian--Center for Demography and Ecology and Center for
Demography of Health and Aging
4470 Social Science
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI 53706
608-262-9827
jsolock@ssc.wisc.edu