Current Awareness in Aging Research (CAAR) Report #237--May 13, 2004

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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.html

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I. Data:

1. NCHS DATA: "Bridged-race intercensal population estimates for July 1, 1990-July 1, 1999, by county, single-year of age (0,1,..., 85+), Hispanic origin, and sex" (US National Center for Health Statistics, .zip compressed ASCII format, documentation in Microsoft Word format, April 2004). "These estimates represent a revision of the annual time series of July 1 county population estimates by age, sex, race, and Hispanic origin that were based on the 1990 census. These estimates incorporate the bridged single-race estimates of the April 1, 2000, resident population (see above). The bridged-race intercensal population estimates were produced by the Population Estimates Program of the U.S. Census Bureau with support from the National Cancer Institute."

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/about/major/dvs/popbridge/datadoc.htm#inter1
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2. AHRQ MEPS:

A. "MEPS HC-060: 2001 Full Year Consolidated Data File," (US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, April 2004, is in ASCII and SAS transport format (.zip or .exe format), with documentation (.pdf and HTML format), and SAS and SPSS programming statements). Note: "This file contains the following variables previously released on HC-055: survey administration, demographics, employment, health status, quality of care, patient satisfaction and health insurance. The HC-060 file also includes these variables: parent identifiers, access to care and disability days variables, language of interview variable, income variables, additional health insurance variables including summary indicators, and use and expenditure variables."

http://www.meps.ahrq.gov/Puf/PufDetail.asp?ID=150

B. "MEPS HC-061: 2001 Medical Conditions File," (US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, April 2004, is in ASCII and SAS transport format (.zip or .exe format), with documentation (.pdf and HTML format), and SAS and SPSS programming statements). Note: "[T]his public use file provides information on the household-reported medical conditions reported in the 2001 portion of Round 3 and Rounds 4 and 5 for Panel 5, as well as Rounds 1 and 2 and the 2001 portion of Round 3 for Panel 6 (i.e., rounds for MEPS panels covering calendar year 2001)."

http://www.meps.ahrq.gov/Puf/PufDetail.asp?ID=153

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II. Reports and articles:

3. SSA OFFICE OF POLICY REPORTS:

A. "OASDI Monthly Statistics, April 2004," (US Social Security Administration, Office of Policy, HTML and .pdf format).

http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/oasdi_monthly/2004-04/index.html

B. "SSI Monthly Statistics, April 2004," (US Social Security Administration, Office of Policy, HTML and .pdf format).

http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/ssi_monthly/2004-04/index.html

C. "International Update, April 2004," (US Social Security Administration, Office of Policy, HTML and .pdf format).

http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/progdesc/intl_update/2004-04/index.html
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4. CBO REPORT, ISSUE BRIEF:

A. "Tax-Deferred Retirement Savings in Long-Term Revenue Projections," (Congressional Budget Office, May 2004, .pdf format, 51p.).

ftp://ftp.cbo.gov/54xx/doc5418/05-10-RetirementSavings.pdf

B. "Retirement Age and the Need for Saving," (Congressional Budget Office, May 2004, HTML and .pdf format, 6p.).

http://www.cbo.gov/showdoc.cfm?index=5419&sequence=0
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5. CENSUS BUREAU REPORT: "A Profile of Older Workers in Iowa," by Nick Carroll and Cynthia Taeuber (Census Bureau, May 2004, .pdf format, 24p.).

http://www.census.gov/prod/2004pubs/led-ow-ia.pdf

Press Release:
http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/aging_population/001806.html
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6. CMMS RATEBOOK, PRESS RELEASES:

A. "Medicare Advantage Payment Rates Information 2005," (US Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, May 2004, .pdf and HTML format).

http://www.cms.hhs.gov/healthplans/rates/

B. "CMS Propose FY 2005 Payment Increases and Policy Changes for Acute Care Hospitals," (May 11, 2004).

http://www.cms.hhs.gov/media/press/release.asp?Counter=1044

C. "CMS Announces 2005 Medicare Advantage Payment Rates and New Results on Beneficiary Savings from Medicare Advantage," (May 10, 2004)

http://www.cms.hhs.gov/media/press/release.asp?Counter=1040
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7. DHHS OIG INSPECTION REPORT: "Performance Data for the Senior Medicare Patrol Projects: April 2004 Performance Report," (US Department of Health and Human Service, Office of the Inspector General, OEI-02-03-00122, April 2004, .pdf format, 87p.). Note: "This report is the latest semiannual update of the performance of the Senior Medicare Patrol Projects. These projects receive grants from AoA (Administration on Aging) to recruit retired professionals to serve as educators and resources in assisting Medicare beneficiaries to detect and report fraud, waste, and abuse in the program."

http://oig.hhs.gov/oei/reports/oei-02-03-00122.pdf
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8. OECD REPORT: "The Labour Force Participation of Older Workers: The Effects of Pensions and Early Retirement Schemes (Organisation for Economic Development and Co-operation Economics Department, May 2004, .pdf format, 15p.).

http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/25/4/31743847.pdf
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9. UK DEPARTMENT OF WORK AND PENSIONS REPORT: "Pensioners' Incomes Series 2002/03," (UK Department of Work and Pensions, May 2004, .pdf format, 88p.). Note: "The Pensioners' Incomes Series 2002/03 is the latest edition of the annual Pensioners' Incomes (PI) Series. It contains estimates and interpretation of trends in the levels and sources of pensioners' incomes, based on two household surveys. Information on the latest year (and the eight preceding years) is based on the Family Resources Survey (FRS), while historical trends are examined using the Family Expenditure Survey (FES)."

Full Report:
http://www.dwp.gov.uk/asd/asd6/PI_series_0203.pdf

Report tables (Excel format):
http://www.dwp.gov.uk/asd/asd6/PI_0203_Tables.xls
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10. DHHS NEWS RELEASE: "Secretary Thompson Urges Family To Help Mom See If She Can Save Money On Her Drug Costs By Visiting Medicare Web Site," (US Department of Health and Human Services, May 7, 2004).

http://www.dhhs.gov/news/press/2004pres/20040507.html
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11. _BMJ_ PAPERS:

A. "Training carers of stroke patients: randomised controlled trial," by Lalit Kalra, Andrew Evans, Inigo Perez, Anne Melbourn, Anita Patel, Martin Knapp, Nora Donaldson (_British Medical Journal_, Vol. 328, No. 7448, May 8, 2004, .pdf and HTML format, p. 1099-1101).

http://bmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/content/full/328/7448/1099

B. "Training care givers of stroke patients: economic evaluation," by Anita Patel, Martin Knapp, Andrew Evans, Inigo Perez, Lalit Kalra (_British Medical Journal_, Vol. 328, No. 7448, May 8, 2004, .pdf and HTML format, p. 1102-1104).

http://bmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/content/full/328/7448/1102
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12. _LANCET_ ARTICLE ABSTRACT: Note: _Lancet_ requires free registration before providing content. "Prevention of disabling and fatal strokes by successful carotid endarterectomy in patients without recent neurological symptoms: randomised controlled trial," by MRC Asymptomatic Carotid Surgery Trial (ACST) Collaborative Group (_Lancet_, Vol. 363, No. 9420, May 8, 2004, .pdf and HTML format, p. 1491-1502).

http://www.thelancet.com/journal/vol363/iss9420/abs/llan.363.9420.original_research.29502.1
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13. _NEJM_ ARTICLE ABSTRACT:

A. "Homocysteine Levels and the Risk of Osteoporotic Fracture," by Joyce B.J. van Meurs, Rosalie A.M. Dhonukshe-Rutten, Saskia M.F. Pluijm, Marjolein van der Klift, Robert de Jonge, Jan Lindemans, Lisette C.P.G.M. de Groot, Albert Hofman, Jacqueline C.M. Witteman, Johannes P.T.M. van Leeuwen, Monique M.B. Breteler, Paul Lips, Huibert A.P. Pols, and André G. Uitterlinden (_New England Journal of Medicine_, Vol. 350, No. 20, May 13, 2004, .pdf and HTML format, p. 2033-2041).

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/short/350/20/2033

B. "Homocysteine as a Predictive Factor for Hip Fracture in Older Persons," by Robert R. McLean, Paul F. Jacques, Jacob Selhub, Katherine L. Tucker, Elizabeth J. Samelson, Kerry E. Broe, Marian T. Hannan, L. Adrienne Cupples, and Douglas P. Kiel (_New England Journal of Medicine_, Vol. 350, No. 20, May 13, 2004, .pdf and HTML format, p. 2042-2049).

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/short/350/20/2042
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14. _JAMA_ ARTICLE ABSTRACT:

A. "Fracture Incidence in Relation to the Pattern of Use of Hormone Therapy in Postmenopausal Women," by Emily Banks, Valerie Beral, Gillian Reeves, Angela Balkwill, and Isobel Barnes (_Journal of the American Medical Association_, Vol. 291, No. 18, May 12, 2004, .pdf and HTML format, p. 2212-2220).

http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/291/18/2212

B. "Parental Cardiovascular Disease as a Risk Factor for Cardiovascular Disease in Middle-aged Adults: A Prospective Study of Parents and Offspring," by Donald M. Lloyd-Jones, Byung-Ho Nam, Ralph B. D'Agostino Sr., Daniel Levy, Joanne M. Murabito, Thomas J. Wang, Peter W. F. Wilson, and Christopher J. O'Donnell (_Journal of the American Medical Association_, Vol. 291, No. 18, May 12, 2004, .pdf and HTML format, p. 2204-2211).

http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/291/18/2204
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15. CASS BUSINESS SCHOOL CITY UNIVERSITY [LONDON] REPORT: "An International Comparison of Long-Term Care Arrangements," by Martin Karlsson, Les Mayhew, Robert Plumb, and Ben Rickayzen (Case Business School, April 2004, .pdf format, 131p.).

Abstract:

This report analyses the future sustainability of the British system for provision of long-term care (LTC) and compares it with the long term care systems in four other OECD countries (USA, Japan, Sweden and Germany). In the UK, provision is means tested, so that out of pocket payments depend on levels of income, savings and assets. In Sweden, where the system is wholly tax-financed, provision is essentially free at the point of use. In Germany and Japan, provision is financed from recently introduced compulsory insurance schemes, although the details of how each scheme operates and the distributive consequences differ somewhat.

The report considers how demand for LTC will evolve in the UK and to what extent there will be sufficient supply to meet demand. For formal care, this requires an estimate of how much the public purse, and hence taxpayers, will be burdened with LTC costs. For informal care, it involves estimating whether there will be enough carers to meet demand. Overall demand will start to take off 10 years from now, and reach a peak after 2040. Although relative increases will be similar in all care settings, amounting to between 30 and 50% compared to today's levels, formal home care is projected to be 60 per cent above current levels. Expenditure on formal long-term care will increase from £11 billion a year today to approximately £15 billion by 2040, assuming constant prices. Expressed in taxation terms the effective contribution rate will increase from around 1.0 % to 1.3 % in 2050.

The report proceeds to analyse the effects of importing three of the other countries' systems for financing LTC into the UK, focusing on both the distributive consequences and the tax burden. It finds that the German system would not be an improvement on the current UK system, because it uses a regressive method of financing. Therefore, the discussion of possible alternatives to the present UK system could be restricted to a general tax-based system as used in Sweden or the compulsory insurance system as used in Japan. The results suggest that all three systems would imply increased taxes.

http://www.cass.city.ac.uk/media/stories/resources/Full_report_-_LTC.pdf

Press Release:

http://www.cass.city.ac.uk/media/stories/story_1_26_35159.html
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16. DEMOGRAPHIC RESEARCH ARTICLE: Note: "_DR_ is a free, expedited, peer-reviewed journal of the population sciences published by the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research." "Population aging and the extended family in Taiwan: A new model for analyzing and projecting living arrangements," by Andrew Mason and Sang-Hyop Lee (Vol. 10, No. 8, May 12, 2004, .pdf format, 36p.).

Abstract:

Population aging produces changes in the availability of kin with uncertain implications for extended living arrangements. We propose a highly stylized model that can be used to analyze and project age-specific proportions of adults living in extended and nuclear households. The model is applied to Taiwan using annual data from 1978-1998. We estimate cohort and age effects showing that more recently born cohorts of seniors are less likely to live in extended households, but that as seniors age the proportion living in extended households increases. The effect of individual aging has diminished over time, however. The proportion of non-senior adults living in extended households has increased steadily because changes in the age structure have increased the availability of older kin. The model is used to project living arrangements and we conclude that the proportion living in extended households will begin to decline gradually for both seniors and non-seniors. The extended family is becoming less important in Taiwan, but it is not on the way out.

http://www.demographic-research.org

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17. CENTER FOR RETIREMENT RESEARCH AT BOSTON COLLEGE ISSUE BRIEF: "Saving for Retirement: Taxes Matter," by James M. Poterba (CRR Issue Brief #17, May 2004, .pdf format, 8p.).

http://www.bc.edu/centers/crr/issues/ib_17.pdf
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18. AARP PERSPECTIVES ARTICLE: "Health Care in OECD Countries: Can We Do Better Without Increasing Cost Pressure?" by Donald Johnston (AARP Persepctives, May 2004).

http://www.aarp.org/international/Articles/a2002-10-17-international_perspectives.html
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19. AARP PRIME TIME RADIO: The following AARP _Prime Time Radio_ shows, for Apr. 20. - May. 4, 2004, are now available (RealPlayer plug-in or helper application required, audio transcripts run between 24 and 30 minutes).

May. 4, 2004: Why Pills Cost A Bundle

http://www.aarp.org/leisure/radio/pt/
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20. MICHIGAN RETIREMENT RESEARCH CENTER NEWSLETTER: "MRRC Newsletter," (Vol. 5, No. 2, May 2004, HTML and .pdf format, 9p.).

http://www.mrrc.isr.umich.edu/content.cfm?section=publications&content=index&producttypeid=0
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21. COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP FOR OLDER ADULTS [CPOA] NEWSLETTER: "Community View," (CPOA, May 2004).

http://www.partnershipsforolderadults.org/news/newsletter.aspx

All of the articles can be found under "Resource Center Launch".

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III. Working Papers:

22. CENTER FOR RETIREMENT RESEARCH AT BOSTON COLLEGE: "Asset Allocation and Information Overload: The Influence of Information Display, Asset Choice and Investor Experience," by Julie Agnew and Lisa R. Szykman (WP #2004-15, May 2004, .pdf format, 42p.).

Abstract:

This paper investigates three common differences among DC plans that may lead to varying degrees of information overload. We hypothesize that information overload is one reason DC participants often choose the default options. In two experiments, we manipulate the display of the investment information, the number of choices offered, and the similarity of these choice. In addition, we measure the financial knowledge of the participants. We test how these factors influence the participant's feelings of information overload, decision satisfaction and choice of the default. The main contribution of this analysis is that it explores the interaction between the individual's tested financial knowledge and the manipulated plan features. In our study, women with relatively lower salaries and less education tend to fall into our low knowledge category. Our findings do show that changes to plan design can help some individuals. We find individuals with above average financial knowledge do report significantly less overload when given fewer investment choices. This confirms previous research that plan design is important. Our results also show that financial knowledge plays a large role in who opts for the default. We find that low knowledge individuals opt for the default allocation more often than high knowledge individuals (experiment one: 20% vs. 2%). Our findings suggest individuals with below average knowledge are simply overwhelmed by the investment decision in general. Altering the plan by offering investment information in a more easily comparable format or by reducing the choices offered does not attenuate the low knowledge individuals' feelings of overload. The findings suggest that the success of certain plan features depends strongly on the financial background of the participant. The results emphasize the importance of plan design, especially the careful selection of plan default options, and the need to improve the financial literacy of participants.

http://www.bc.edu/centers/crr/papers/wp_2004-15.pdf
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23. NBER:

A. "Social Security and the Evolution of Elderly Poverty," by Gary V. Engelhardt and Jonathan Gruber (National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper w10466, May 2004, .pdf format, 44p.).

Abstract:

We use data from the March 1968-2001 Current Population Surveys to document the evolution of elderly poverty over this time period, and to assess the causal role of the Social Security program in reducing poverty rates. We develop an instrumental variable approach that relies on the large increase in benefits for birth cohorts from 1885 through 1916, and the subsequent decline and flattening of real benefits growth due to the Social Securing 'notch', to estimate of Social Security on elderly poverty. Our findings suggest that over all elderly families the elasticity of poverty to benefits is roughly unitary. This suggests that reductions in Social Security benefits would significantly alter the poverty of the elderly.

http://www.nber.org/papers/w10466

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

B. "Factor Substitution and Unobserved Factor Quality in Nursing Homes," by John Cawley, David C. Grabowski, and Richard A. Hirth (National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper w10465, May 2004, .pdf format, 36p.).

Abstract:

This paper studies factor substitution in one important sector: the nursing home industry. Specifically, we measure the extent to which nursing homes substitute materials for labor when labor becomes relatively more expensive. From a policy perspective, factor substitution in this market is important because materials-intensive methods of care are associated with greater risks of morbidity and mortality among nursing home residents. Studying longitudinal data from 1991-1998 on nearly every nursing home in the United States, we use the method of instrumental variables (IV) to address the potential endogeneity of nursing home wages. The results from the IV models are consistent with the theory of factor substitution: higher nursing home wages are associated with lower staffing, greater use of materials (specifically, physical restraints), and a higher proportion of residents with pressure ulcers. A comparison of OLS and IV results suggests that empirical studies of factor substitution should take into account unobserved heterogeneity in factor quality.

http://www.nber.org/papers/w10465

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24. WHARTON SCHOOL [UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA] PENSION RESEARCH COUNCIL: "Modeling Lifetime Earnings Paths: Hypothetical versus Actual Workers," by Andrew Au, Olivia S. Mitchell, and John W. R. Phillips (WP 2004-3, 2004, .pdf format, 37p.)

Abstract:

To assess the distributional effects of social security reform proposals, it is essential to have good information on real-world workers' lifetime earnings trajectories. Until recently, however, policymakers have relied on hypothetical earnings profiles for policy analysis. We use actual lifetime earnings data from the Health and Retirement Study (HRS) to compare actual workers' covered earnings profiles to these hypothetical profiles. We show that the hypothetical profiles do not track earnings patterns of current retirees; thus lifetime pay levels are much higher than for most HRS workers. Therefore, using hypothetical profiles could misrepresent benefits paid and taxes collected under such reforms.

http://prc.wharton.upenn.edu/prc/PRC/WP/BWP2004-3.pdf
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25. LUXEMBOURG INCOME STUDY: "Reconsidering the Divergence between Elderly, Child and Overall Poverty, by David Brady (LIS Working Paper 371, April 2004, .pdf format, 30p.).

Abstract:

This study challenges the conventional wisdom that elderly, child and overall poverty are divergent. Comparing the official U.S. measure with the Luxembourg Income Study's (LIS) measure, I show that the official measure underestimates elderly poverty by a significant amount and child poverty by a lesser amount. The elderly were considerably more likely to be poor than children in the 1970s, children were more likely to be poor 1984-1997, but the elderly were more likely to be poor in 2000. Both the elderly and children are much more likely to be poor than the overall population. Analyses of 18 rich Western democracies show that overall and child poverty are very strongly positively correlated, while elderly poverty is moderately correlated with those two. Multivariate analyses show some commonalities and some differences in the sources of these three. Two measures of the welfare state significantly reduce overall, elderly and child poverty. While female labor force participation reduces all three, manufacturing employment, economic performance and demographic variables only influence one or two of the dependent variables.

http://www.lisproject.org/publications/liswps/371.pdf
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26. ECON WORKING PAPER ARCHIVE--UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON AT ST. LOUIS:

A. "Determinants and Effects of Employer Matching Contributions in 401(k) Plans," by William E. Even and David A. Macpherson (May 2004, .pdf format, 32p.).

Abstract:

This paper uses data from the April 1993 Pension Supplements to the Current Population Survey to investigate the impact of employer matching and employee tenure on participation levels in 401(k) plans. While earlier studies examine similar issues, this study makes several advances. First, consistent with the theory that employers may use matching contributions to satisfy nondiscrimination rules, the study shows that correcting for the endogeneity of employer matching substantially increases the estimated effect of matching on participation levels. Second, the study provides evidence that the large positive association between employee tenure and 401(k) participation is because 'stayers' tend to be 'savers'.

http://econwpa.wustl.edu:8089/eps/lab/papers/0405/0405001.pdf

B. "Do Children Act As Old Age Security in Rural India? Evidence from an Analysis of Elderly Living Arrangements," by Sarmistha Pal (May 2004, .pdf format, 31p.).

Abstract:

In the absence of any extra familial welfare system, most elderly persons in India tend to coreside with children. Little is however known about their living conditions. The present paper attempts to bridge this gap of the literature and examines the living arrangements of elderly men and women in rural India with a view to derive implications of old age security. An analysis of the recent National Sample Survey data suggests that elderly men and women with children tend to enjoy on average higher consumption expenditure per adult equivalent if they coreside with children. There is also evidence that the ownership of property and financial assets among the elderly and presence of economically active educated sons enhance the likelihood of co- residence. However the likelihood of coresidence is lower among widowed/separated women and also those with physical disability, immobility or long-term illness. These results tend to highlight the limits of children as old age security, especially for the disadvantaged elderly who do not have wealth, health or both.

http://econwpa.wustl.edu:8089/eps/lab/papers/0405/0405002.pdf

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

27. American Journal of Sociology (Vol. 109, No. 6, May 2004). Note: Full electronic text of this journal is available in the ProQuest Research Library. Check your library for the availability of this database and this issue.

http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/AJS/journal/contents/v109n6.html

28. European Journal of Palliative Care (Vol. 11, No. 2, 2004).

http://www.ejpc.co.uk/ejpc/ejpcIssue.asp?Z=86300&IssueID=41
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29. 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 May 12, 2004:

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

B. Alzheimer's Disease: Literature for the week of May 12, 2004:

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

C. Parkinson's Disease: Literature for the week of May 12, 2004:

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

D. Prostate Cancer: Literature for the week of May 12, 2004:

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

AMADEO Literature Guide:

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

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V. Funding Opportunities:

30. NIH: "Characterization, Behavior and Plasticity of Pluripotent Stem Cells," (US National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Aging in conjunction with several agencies, PA-04-101, May 4, 2004).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-04-101.html

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VI. Conferences:

31. CONFERENCEALERT.COM: Conferencealert.com has recently updated its Gerontology conference calendar:

http://conferencealerts.com/aging.htm
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32. TRANSGENDER AGING NETWORK: "All-Day Transgender Aging Intensive," to be held June 20, 2004 (New York City). This event will be held after the SAGE LGBT Conference.

http://www.forge-forward.org/TAN/intensive2004press.html

A link to the Brochure and Registration form can be found at the bottom of the press release.

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VII. Legislation Information Updates:

33. US HOUSE COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS, SUBCOMMITTEE ON HEALTH HEARING TESTIMONY: "Hearing on Medicare Chronic Care Improvement Program," a hearing held May 11, 2004.

Hearing testimony:

http://waysandmeans.house.gov/hearings.asp?formmode=detail&hearing=147
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34. US SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR, AND PENSIONS, SUBCOMMITTEE ON AGING HEARING TESTIMONY: "Breakthroughs in Alzheimer's Research: News You Can Use," a hearing held May 11, 2004.

Hearing testimony:

http://health.senate.gov/bills/hlh_42_bill.html

Thanks,

Charlie

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Center for Demography of Health and Aging
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