Current Awareness in Aging Research (CAAR) Report #325--February 16, 2006

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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. NATIONAL CENTER FOR HEALTH STATISTICS: "2004 National Health Interview Survey Imputed Income Files" (self decompressing [.exe] ASCII text format, with documentation in .pdf format).

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/about/major/nhis/2004imputedincome.htm
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2. HEALTH AND RETIREMENT STUDY: The University of Michigan Institute for Social Research HRS has announced the following data update: "HRS 1998 Post-Exit (Final, Version 1.0)" (Feb. 10, 2006).

http://hrsonline.isr.umich.edu/news/sho_news.php?hfyle=news207&xtyp=1

Data access:

https://ssl.isr.umich.edu/hrs/
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3. US NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE SURVEILLANCE, EPIDEMIOLOGY, AND END RESULTS PROGRAM: "US Population Data - 1969-2003" (February 2006, self decompressing [.exe] or .gz compressed ASCII text format, with file format information in HTML format). "County-Level Populations are available for the following time periods and 'races': 1969-2003: White, Black, Other; and 1990-2003: Expanded Races (White, Black, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian/Pacific Islander) by Origin (Hispanic, Non-Hispanic). Populations are available for 19 age groups (<1, 1-4, ..., 80-84, 85+), and single-year age groups (<1, 1, 2, ..., 84, 85+)."

http://seer.cancer.gov/popdata/download.html

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II. Reports and articles:

4. US CENSUS BUREAU REPORT: "The Effects of Government Taxes and Transfers on Income and Poverty: 2004" (February 2006, .pdf, HTML, Microsoft Excel, or ASCII text format). The report is linked from a Census Bureau news release: "Census Bureau Releases Income and Poverty Estimates Reflecting Expanded Income Definitions" (CB06-25, Feb. 14, 2006).

http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/income_wealth/006450.html

Click on title for link to full text.
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5. US DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES NEWS RELEASE: "Lower Costs of Medicare Drug Coverage to Help States Save 700 Million Dollars in 2006"(Feb. 9, 2006).

http://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2006pres/20060209.html
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6. US DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, OFFICE OF ASSISTANCE SECRETARY FOR PLANNING AND EVALUATION REPORT: "Medicaid Estate Recovery Collections," (September 2005, HTML and .pdf format, 12p.).

http://aspe.hhs.gov/daltcp/reports/estreccol.htm
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7. US DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, OFFICE OF THE INSPECTOR GENERAL REPORT: "Effect of the Home Health Prospective Payment System on the Quality of Home Health Care" (OEI-01-04-00160, February 2006, .pdf format, 15p.).

Abstract:

This report determines how hospital readmission and emergency department visit rates for Medicare beneficiaries discharged from hospitals to home health care have changed since implementation of the home health prospective payment system. OIG found that hospital readmission rates remained unchanged from 2000 through 2003, and the analysis showed no consistent trend in hospital readmission rates for beneficiaries with at-risk diagnoses. OIG also found that the overall rate of emergency department visits for Medicare home health beneficiaries discharged from hospitals increased slightly, from 29 to 30 percent, from 2000 to 2003. The analysis showed a slight increase in rates of emergency department visits for beneficiaries with at-risk diagnoses, including renal failure and heart failure. These results suggest that the change in payment systems has not increased the use of hospital and emergency services because of inadequacies in the home health services provided. OIG has no recommendations for CMS. In its comments on the draft report, CMS agreed with our findings and agreed that it would be prudent to continue monitoring indicators of quality in home health care.

http://www.oig.hhs.gov/oei/reports/oei-01-04-00160.pdf
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8. US DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION REPORT: "Retired Admissions, 2003," (Drug and Alcohol Services Information System (DASIS), February 2006, HTML and .pdf format, 4p.).

http://oas.samhsa.gov/2k6/retiredTX/retiredTX.cfm
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9. WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION PRESS RELEASE: "Counterfeit medicines: the silent epidemic" (Feb. 15, 2006).

http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2006/pr09/en/index.html
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10. EUROPEAN COMMISSION REPORT: "The impact of ageing on public expenditure: projections for the EU25 Member States on pensions, health care, long-term care, education and unemployment transfers (2004-2050),"(Special Report No. 1, 2006, .pdf format, 207p.).

http://europa.eu.int/comm/economy_finance/publications/european_economy/2006/eespecialreport0106_en.htm

Press release:

http://europa.eu.int/rapid/pressReleasesAction.do?reference=IP/06/150&format=HTML&aged=0&language=EN&guiLanguage=en
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11. ORGANISATION FOR ECONOMIC COOPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT REPORT, PRESS RELEASE:

A. "Live Longer, Work Longer" (February 2006, browsable only .pdf format, 146p.). Pricing information for a print copy is available at the site.

http://www.oecd.org/document/42/0,2340,en_2649_37435_36104426_1_1_1_37435,00.html

Click on "browse-it" at the bottom of the page for link to .pdf.

B. "Study projects growing pressure on public health spending over and above effects of ageing society" (Feb. 9, 2006).

http://www.oecd.org/document/12/0,2340,en_2649_37435_36079116_1_1_1_37435,00.html
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12. AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE ON HEALTH AND WELFARE REPORT: "How we Manage Stroke in Australia," (AIHW Cat. No. CVD 31, February 2006, .pdf format, 50p.).

http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/index.cfm/title/10248
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13. AUSTRALIAN BUREAU OF STATISTICS REPORT: "Retirement and Retirement Intentions, Australia, Aug 2004 to Jun 2005" (February 2006, Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/DetailsPage/6238.0Aug%202004%20to%20Jun%202005?OpenDocument
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14. STATISTICS CANADA/STATISTIQUE CANADA REPORTS: "Health Reports supplement: How healthy are Canadians? Annual report 2005: (February 2006, .pdf format). The supplementary reports: "Seniors' health care use"; " Predictors of death in seniors";" Healthy living among seniors"; " Dependency, chronic conditions and pain in seniors"; and "Successful aging in health care institutions," are linked to from a StatsCan "The Daily" release: "Health Reports: Seniors' health care use" (Feb. 6, 2006).

http://www.statcan.ca/Daily/English/060207/d060207a.htm

Click on "82-003-SIE" near the bottom of the release, then click on "View".
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15. STATISTICS NEW ZEALAND REPORT: "Older People's Access to Motor Vehicles" (2006, .pdf format, 32p.).

http://www.stats.govt.nz/analytical-reports/older-peoples-access-to-motor-vehicles-2006

Link to full text is at the bottom of the page.
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16. _DEMOGRAPHIC RESEARCH_ ARTICLES:

A. "Found in translation? A cohort perspective on tempo-adjusted life expectancy," by Joshua R. Goldstein (Vol. 14, Article 5, February 2006, .pdf format, p. 71-84). Links to an abstract are available at:

http://www.demographic-research.org/Volumes/Vol14/5/default.htm

B. "Demographic translation and tempo effects: An accelerated failure time perspective," by German Rodriguez (Vol. 14, Article 6, February 2006, .pdf format, p. 85-110). Links to an abstract are available at:

http://www.demographic-research.org/Volumes/Vol14/6/default.htm
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17. AARP REPORTS, PRIME TIME RADIO:

A. "Long-term Care in Tennessee: A Survey of Registered Voters Age 35+," by Joanne Binette (AARP Research Report, February 2006, .pdf format, 23p.).

http://www.aarp.org/research/longtermcare/resources/tn_ltc.html

B. "Long-Term Care: A Survey of South Dakota AARP Members," by Susan L. Silberman (AARP Research Report, February 2006, .pdf format, 32p.).

http://www.aarp.org/research/longtermcare/resources/sd_ltc_06.html

C. "Prescription Drug Affordability: AARP Survey of Hispanic New Yorkers," by Katherine Bridges and Erica L. Dinger (AARP Research Report, January 2006, .pdf format, 15p.).

http://www.aarp.org/research/health/drugs/ny_rx_hisp.html

D. "The following AARP _Prime Time Radio_ show is now available (RealPlayer plug-in or helper application required, audio transcripts run between 24 and 30 minutes).

"The Experience of Retirement" (Jan. 24, 2006).

http://www.aarp.org/fun/radio/pt_radio/experience_of_retirement.html
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18. EMPLOYEE BENEFIT RESEARCH INSTITUTE ISSUE BRIEF: "Retirement Plan Participation and Retirees' Perception of Their Standard of Living," by Craig Copeland, (Issue Brief No. 289, January 2006, .pdf format, 42p.).

http://www.ebri.org/publications/ib/index.cfm?fa=ibDisp&content_id=3613

More information about EBRI:

http://www.ebri.org/

Click on "ABOUT EBRI".
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19. BOSTON COLLEGE CENTER FOR RETIREMENT RESEARCH ISSUE BRIEF: "Does Working Longer Make People Healthier and Happier?" by Esteban Calvo (WOB #2, February 2006, .pdf format, 9p.).

http://www.bc.edu/centers/crr/wob_2.shtml
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20. MEDSCAPE EXPERT INTERVIEW: Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles. "Prostate Cancer Screening and Mortality: An Expert Interview With David F. Penson, MD, MPH" (Feb. 8, 2006).

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/522453
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21. _PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES_ ARTICLE ABSTRACT: "Cyclin D1b variant influences prostate cancer growth through aberrant androgen receptor regulation," by Craig J. Burd, Christin E. Petre, Lisa M. Morey, Ying Wang, Monica P. Revelo, Christopher A. Haiman, Shan Lu, Cecilia M. Fenoglio-Preiser, Jiwen Li, Erik S. Knudsen, Jiemin Wong, and Karen E. Knudsen (Vol. 103, No. 7, Feb. 14, 2006, p. 2190-2195).

http://www.pnas.org/cgi/content/abstract/103/7/2190?etoc
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22. _BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL_ NEWS ROUNDUP EXTRACT, NEWS EXTRA EXTRACT:

A. "Charities laud Scotland's free personal care for elderly people," by Bryan Christie (news roundup, Vol. 332, No. 7537, Feb. 11, 2006, p. 322).

http://bmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/content/extract/332/7537/322-a

B. "Twin study shows that genetic factors influence the development and timing of Alzheimer's disease," by Susan Mayor (news extract, Vol. 332, No. 7537, Feb. 11, 2006, p. 324).

http://bmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/content/extract/332/7537/324-b
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23. _JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION_ ARTICLE ABSTRACTS, BOOK REVIEW EXTRACT:

A. "Body Weight and Mortality Among Men and Women in China," by Dongfeng Gu, Jiang He, Xiufeng Duan, Kristi Reynolds, Xigui Wu, Jing Chen, Guangyong Huang, Chung-Shiuan Chen, and Paul K. Whelton (Vol. 295, No. 7, Feb. 15, 2006, p. 776-783).

http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/295/7/776

B. "Development and Validation of a Prognostic Index for 4-Year Mortality in Older Adults," by Sei J. Lee, Karla Lindquist, Mark R. Segal, and Kenneth E. Covinsky (Vol. 295, No. 7, Feb. 15, 2006, p. 801-808).

http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/295/7/801

C. _Ending Life: Ethics and the Way We Die_, by Margaret Pabst Battin, reviewed by Laura Purdy (book review extract, Vol. 295, No. 7, Feb. 15, 2006, p. 830-831)/

http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/extract/295/7/830-a
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24. _NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE_ ARTICLE ABSTRACT, EDITORIAL EXTRACT, SPECIAL ARTICLE ABSTRACT:

A. "Calcium plus Vitamin D Supplementation and the Risk of Fractures," by Rebecca D. Jackson, et. al., (Vol. 354, No. 7, Feb. 16, 2006, p. 669-683).

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/abstract/354/7/669

B. "Calcium plus Vitamin D for Postmenopausal Women -- Bone Appetit?" by Joel S. Finkelstein (editorial, Vol. 354, No. 7, Feb. 16, 2006, p. 750-752).

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/extract/354/7/750

Related US National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) News Release: "Calcium and Vitamin D Supplements Offer Modest Bone Improvements, No Benefits for Colorectal Cancer" (Feb. 15, 2006).

http://www.nih.gov/news/pr/feb2006/nhlbi-15.htm

C. "Mortality after the Hospitalization of a Spouse," by Nicholas A. Christakis and Paul D. Allison (Vol. 354, No. 7, Feb. 16, 2006, p. 719-730).

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/abstract/354/7/719

Related US National Institute on Aging (NIA) News Release: "Spouse's Hospitalization Increases Partner's Risk of Death, New Study of a Half-Million Couples Shows" (Feb. 15, 2006).

http://www.nia.nih.gov/NewsAndEvents/PressReleases/PR20060215Spouse.htm
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25. _ECONOMIST_ ARTICLE: ""Turning boomers into boomerangs," (Feb. 16, 2006).

http://www.economist.com/business/displaystory.cfm?story_id=5519033
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26. _US NEWS AND WORLD REPORT_ ARTICLE: "Fixing Your Brain: When pills fail, electrical implants can mend brains damaged by Parkinson's, stroke, and depression," by Josh Fischman (_US News and World Report_, Feb. 20, 2006).

http://www.usnews.com/usnews/health/articles/060220/20brain.htm
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27. _NEWSWEEK_ ARTICLE: "Sex & Love: The New World: More middle-aged people than ever are single, and they're finding the rules have changed. STDs and Internet dates. Aging bodies and kids at home. Who knew?" by Barbara Kantrowitz (_Newsweek_, Feb. 20, 2006)

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/11300387/site/newsweek/

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III. Working Papers:

28. MICHIGAN CENTER FOR RETIREMENT RESEARCH:

A. "How to Integrate Disability Benefits into an Individual Account System: The Chilean Model," by Estelle James and Augusto Iglesias Palau (WP 2006-111, January 2006, .pdf format, 58p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.mrrc.isr.umich.edu/publications/index_abstract.cfm?ptid=1&pid=401

Link to full text is at the bottom of the abstract.

B. "On the Covariance Structure of Changes in Consumption in the Health and Retirement Study," by Michael Perry (WP 2006-112, January 2006, .pdf format, 25p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.mrrc.isr.umich.edu/publications/index_abstract.cfm?ptid=1&pid=398

Link to full text is at the bottom of the abstract.

C. "The Effect of Unfolding Brackets on the Quality of Wealth Data in HRS," by F. Thomas Juster, Honggao Cao, Michael Perry and Mick Couper (WP 2006-113, January 2006, .pdf format, 46p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.mrrc.isr.umich.edu/publications/index_abstract.cfm?ptid=1&pid=402

Link to full text is at the bottom of the abstract.
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29. NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH: "How Do the Better Educated Do It? Socioeconomic Status and the Ability to Cope with Underlying Impairment," by David M. Cutler, Mary Beth Landrum and Kate A. Stewart (w12040, February 2006, .pdf format, 64p.).

Abstract:

There is a pronounced gradient in disability across socioeconomic groups, with better educated and higher income groups reporting substantially less disability. In this paper, we consider why that is the case, focusing on impairments in basic physical and cognitive aspects of living for the elderly. Our empirical work has two parts. First, we consider how much of this gradient in disability is a result of underlying differences in functioning versus the ability to cope with impairments. We show differences in functioning are the major part of the difference in disability, but both are important. Second, we consider how the better educated elderly cope with disability. Better educated people use substantially more assistive technology than the less educated and are more likely to use paid help. But use of these services is not the primary reason that the better educated are better able to cope. We conclude with thoughts about other potential factors that may explain differential coping.

http://www.nber.org/papers/W12040
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30. INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF LABOR (IZA) [UNIVERSITY OF BONN, GERMANY]: "Is There a Social Security Tax Wedge?" by Alessandro Cigno (Discussion Paper No. 1967, February 2006, .pdf format, 9p.).

Abstract:

A Beveridgean pension scheme invariably introduces a wedge between the wage rate and the marginal take-home pay. A Bismarckian one can do so only if it is not actuarially fair, or in the presence of credit rationing. Interestingly, if the two possible sources of distortion are present at the same time, they will tend to offset each other. The distortion may even change sign (the wedge may become a premium). In any case, the same pension contribution will discourage labour less if the scheme is Bismarckian, than if it is Beveridgean.

ftp://ftp.iza.org/dps/dp1967.pdf
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31. INSTITUTE FOR SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC RESEARCH (ISER) [UNIVERSITY OF ESSEX, COLCHESTER, UK]: "Occupational Pensions, Wages, and Job Mobility in Germany," by Birgitta Rabe (Working Paper 2006-04, February 2006, .pdf format, 26p.).

Abstract:

In this paper I examine the effects of occupational pension coverage and measures of pension portability loss on voluntary job changes using a sample selection model with endogenous switching. The model estimates, derived from German panel data for 1995-1998, indicate that occupational pension coverage reduces worker mobility by imposing a capital loss on those leaving their job before retirement age. Moreover, pension-covered workers receive a higher compensation which discourages mobility. Making pensions portable significantly increases mobility, but from a low initial level.

http://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/pubs/workpaps/pdf/2006-04.pdf
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32. DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS [UNIVERSITY OF OSLO, NORWAY]: "The Determinants of Occupational Pensions," by Erik Hernaes, John Piggott, Tao Zhang and Steinar Strøm (No. 01/2006, January 2006, .pdf format, 30p.).

http://www.oekonomi.uio.no/memo/memopdf/memo0106.pdf

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

33. Demography (Vol. 42, No. 4, November 2005, Vol. 43, No. 1, February 2006). Note: Full electronic text of this journal is available in the ProQuest Research Library. Check your library for the availability of this database and these issues.

http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/demography/

Use selection boxes to select the issue(s) of your choice.

34. Research in Nursing & Health (Vol 28, No. 6, December 2006, and Vol. 29, No. 1, Feb. 2006).

http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/jtoc/33706/
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35. 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 Feb. 15, 2006:

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

B. Alzheimer's Disease: Literature for the week of Feb. 15, 2006:

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

C. Parkinson's Disease: Literature for the week of Feb. 15, 2006:

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

D. Prostate Cancer: Literature for the week of Feb. 15, 2006:

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

E. Stem Cell Research: Literature for the week of Feb. 15, 2006:

http://amedeo.com/medicine/stc.htm

F. Ophthalmology Research: Literature for the week of Feb. 15, 2006:

http://amedeo.com/medicine/eye.htm

AMEDEO Literature Guide:

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

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V. Books:

36. SPRINGER: _The Many Faces of Health, Competence and Well-Being in Old Age_, edited by H.-W Wahl, H. Brenner, H. Mollenkopf, D. Rothenbacher, and C. Rott (2006, 267p., ISBN 1-4020-4137-3). For more information see:

http://www.springer.com/sgw/cda/frontpage/0,11855,4-0-22-77503032-0,00.html

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VI. Funding Opportunities:

37. WISCONSIN LONGITUDINAL STUDY: "WLS Pilot Grant Program" (2006). "The Center for Demography of Health and Aging (CDHA) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison will award three pilot grants to investigators using the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study (WLS) data for scholarly research. Selected recipients will receive 10,000 dollars to support their research, along with a residency at CDHA, where they will receive training and support in use of WLS data. The residency will take place on August 3rd and 4th, 2006. Grant recipients will be invited back to CDHA to present their work at a later date. Authors will be encouraged to publish their work in any appropriate outlet." Application deadline is Jun. 1, 2006). For more information see:

http://www.ssc.wisc.edu/wlsresearch/pilot/
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38. NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SOCIAL INSURANCE:

A. "The Washington Internship on Social Insurance." "The National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI) seeks outstanding graduate and upper division undergraduate students to serve as interns on social policy research and policy analysis projects in Washington, D.C. Students studying economics, gerontology, journalism, political science, public policy, social work, actuarial science or related subjects are urged to apply for this 12-week summer semester internship." Application deadline is Mar. 1, 2006. For more information see:

http://www.nasi.org/info-url_nocat3815/info-url_nocat_show.htm?doc_id=149195

B. "Somers Aging and Long-Term Care Research Internship." "The National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI) seeks outstanding graduate and upper division undergraduate students to serve as interns on aging and long-term care policy projects in Washington, DC. Students studying economics, gerontology, political science, public policy, health policy, social work, actuarial science or related subjects are urged to apply for this 12-week summer semester internship. The Somers Aging and Long-Term Care Research Internship is designed to recognize qualified students and provide them a challenging learning experience. This internship, compared to the Washington Internship on Social Insurance, focuses on aging and long-term care issues and is more research oriented." Application deadline is Mar. 1, 2006. For more information see:

http://www.nasi.org/info-url_nocat3815/info-url_nocat_show.htm?doc_id=149222

C. "Nathan J. Stark Internship for Non-Profit Development." "Nathan J. Stark was instrumental in ensuring the future of several Washington, DC based not-for-profit health policy organizations by stabilizing their finances and governance structures and mentoring their leaders. He leaves a legacy of lessons and results for improving health policy through fund-raising, governance, and leadership development. The Nathan J. Stark Internship for Non-Profit Development will provide two students with the opportunity to learn about non-profit boards and fund raising. Students will be based at the National Academy of Social Insurance or a similar not-for-profit organization such as the National Health Policy Forum or the Association for Academic Health Centers." Application deadline is Mar. 1, 2006. For more information see:

http://www.nasi.org/info-url_nocat3815/info-url_nocat_show.htm?doc_id=149398

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VII. Conferences:

39. EUROPEAN GROUP FOR RESEARCH INTO ELDERLY AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY: "EGREPA 2006: Xth International Conference: Physical Activity and Successful Aging," to be held in Cologne, Germany, Sep. 14-16, 2006. Paper submissions are now being accepted. Deadline is Mar. 15, 2006. For more information see:

http://www.egrepa.org/conference2006.php
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40. POPULATION REFERENCE BUREAU SEMINAR: "Policy Seminar Series: The Remarkable, Accelerating Decline in Mortality at Older Ages: Prospects for Further Improvement in Life Expectancy," to be held in Washington, D.C., Feb. 22, 2006, Noon-1:30 pm. The speaker is James W. Vaupel. For more information see:

http://www.prb.org/Template.cfm?Section=PRB&template=/Content/ContentGroups/Events_Training/The_Remarkable,_Accelerating_Decline_in_Mortality_at_Older_Ages__Prospects_for_Further_Improvement_in_Life_Expectancy.htm

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VIII. Legislation Information Updates:

41. US SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR, AND PENSIONS, SUBCOMMITTEE ON RETIREMENT, SECURITY, AND AGING HEARING TESTIMONY: "Older Americans Act," a hearing held Feb. 14, 2006 (.pdf format).

http://help.senate.gov/Hearings/2006_02_14_b/2006_02_14_b.html

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IX. Websites of Interest:

42. KAISER FAMILY FOUNDATION: "StateHealthFacts.org" Update: Kaiser has recently updated this website. Items listed from Jan. 18, 2006 through Feb. 16, 2006 are either new or updated (P. 1 of the "New or Updated Topics).

http://www.statehealthfacts.org/cgi-bin/healthfacts.cgi?action=whatsnew

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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