Current Awareness in Aging Research (CAAR) Report #368--January 4, 2007

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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. INTER-UNIVERSITY CONSORTIUM FOR POLITICAL AND SOCIAL RESEARCH: Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research: ICPSR at the University of Michigan released several new datasets on Jan. 2, 2007. Note: Some ICPSR studies are available only to ICPSR member institutions. To find out whether your organization is a member, and whether or not it supports ICPSR Direct downloading, see:

http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/membership/index.html

Of possible interest to researchers in aging:

National Health Interview Survey, 2005 (#4606):

http://webapp.icpsr.umich.edu/cocoon/ICPSR-STUDY/04606.xml

All new and updated data in the last 90 days can be found at:

http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/access/recent.html

Click on "list".
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2. HEALTH AND RETIREMENT STUDY: The University of Michigan Institute for Social Research HRS has announced the availability of "Core and Exit Questionnaires for the 2006 Biennial Survey" (January 2, 2006, .pdf format).

http://hrsonline.isr.umich.edu/meta/sho_meta.php?hfyle=qnaires
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3. NATIONAL CENTER FOR HEALTH STATISTICS: Facility data tables from the 2004 National Nursing Home Survey are now available from NCHS. Tables are in .pdf format:

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/about/major/nnhsd/Facilitytables.htm

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II. Reports and articles:

4. NATIONAL CENTER FOR HEALTH STATISTICS REPORT: "Medication Therapy in Ambulatory Medical Care: United States, 2003-04," by Saeid Raofi and Susan M. Schappert (Vital and Health Statistics, Series 13, No. 163, December 2006, .pdf format, 40p.).

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/series/sr_13/sr13_163.pdf
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5. US GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE REPORT: "Long-Term Care Insurance: Federal Program Has a Unique Profit Structure and Faced a Significant Marketing Challenge," (GAO-07-202, December 29, 2006, .pdf format, 29p.).

http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d07202.pdf

Note: These are temporary addresses. GAO reports are always available at:

http://www.gpoaccess.gov/gaoreports/index.html
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6. US BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS ARTICLE: "Access, Participation, and Take-up Rates in Defined Contribution Retirement Plans among Workers in Private Industry, 2006," by Allan Beckmann (Compensation and Working Conditions Online, December 2006, HTML format).

http://www.bls.gov/opub/cwc/cm20061213ar01p1.htm
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7. MEDICAL EXPENDITURE PANEL SURVEY STATISTICAL BRIEF: "The Top Five Therapeutic Classes of Outpatient Prescription Drugs Ranked by Total Expense for the Medicare Population Age 65 and Older in the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, 2004," by Marie N. Stagnitti (Statistical Brief 153, December 2006, .pdf format, 5p.).

http://www.meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_stats/Pub_ProdResults_Details.jsp?pt=Statistical%20Brief&opt=2&id=791
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8. UNITED NATIONS ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMISSION FOR ASIA AND THE PACIFIC ARTICLES:

A. "Population Ageing in East and South-East Asia, 1950-2050: Implications for Elderly Care," by Ghazy Mujahid (Asia-Pacific Population Journal, Vol. 21, No. 2, August 2006, .pdf format, p. 25-44).

http://www.unescap.org/esid/psis/population/journal/2006/No2/PopulationAgeingImplicationsElderly.pdf

B. "Age-Structure Transition and Development in Asia and the Pacific: Opportunities and Challenges," by K.S. Seetharam (Asia-Pacific Population Journal 20th Anniversary Special Issues : 1986-2006, 2006, .pdf format, p. 65-86).

http://www.unescap.org/esid/psis/population/journal/2006/Special_Issues/Age-StructureTrnasition.pdf
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9. AUSTRALIAN DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND AGEING NEWS RELEASE: "More aged care for ethnic communities" (SAN001/07, Jan. 4, 2007, HTML and .pdf format, 1p.).

http://www.health.gov.au/internet/ministers/publishing.nsf/Content/health-mediarel-yr2007-ss-san001.htm?OpenDocument&yr=2006&mth=12
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10. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF POPULATION AND SOCIAL SECURITY RESEARCH REPORT: "Population Statistics of Japan: 2006," (2006, .pdf format, 129p.).

http://www.ipss.go.jp/p-info/e/PSJ2006.pdf
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11. URBAN INSTITUTE REPORT: "KiwiSaver Evaluation Literature Review : Final Report to Inland Revenue," by Eric Toder and Surachai Khitatrakun (December 2006, .pdf format, 48p.).

http://www.urban.org/url.cfm?ID=411400
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12. GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY [WASHINGTON, D.C] LONG-TERM CARE FINANCING PROJECT FACT SHEETS:

A. "National Spending for Long-Term Care" (January 2007, .pdf format, 2p.).

http://ltc.georgetown.edu/pdfs/whopays2006.pdf

B. "Medicaid and Long-Term Care" (January 2007, .pdf format, 2p.).

http://ltc.georgetown.edu/pdfs/medicaid2006.pdf
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13. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES ARTICLE ABSTRACT:

A. "Monomer adds to preformed structured oligomers of A{beta}-peptides by a two-stage dock-lock mechanism," by Phuong H. Nguyen, Mai Suan Li, Gerhard Stock, John E. Straub, and D. Thirumalai (Vol. 104, No. 1, January 2, 2007, p. 111-116).

http://www.pnas.org/cgi/content/abstract/104/1/111

B. "Amyloid precursor protein overexpression depresses excitatory
transmission through both presynaptic and postsynaptic mechanisms," by Jonathan T. Ting, Brooke G. Kelley, Talley J. Lambert, David G. Cook, and Jane M. Sullivan (Vol. 104, No. 1, January 2, 2007, p. 353-358).

http://www.pnas.org/cgi/content/abstract/104/1/353

C. "Calorie restriction up-regulates the plasma membrane redox system in brain cells and suppresses oxidative stress during aging," by Dong-Hoon Hyun, Scott S. Emerson, Dong-Gyu Jo, Mark P. Mattson, and Rafael de Cabo (Vol. 103, No. 52, December 26, 2006, p. 19908-19912).

http://www.pnas.org/cgi/content/abstract/103/52/19908
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14. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION ARTICLE ABSTRACT: "Association Between Performance Measures and Clinical Outcomes for Patients Hospitalized With Heart Failure," by Gregg C. Fonarow, William T. Abraham, Nancy M. Albert, Wendy Gattis Stough, Mihai Gheorghiade, Barry H. Greenberg, Christopher M. O'Connor, Karen Pieper, Jie Lena Sun, Clyde Yancy, and James B. Young; for the OPTIMIZE-HF Investigators and Hospitals (Vol. 297, No. 1, January 3, 2007, p. 61-70).

http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/297/1/61
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15. NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE, VARIOUS:

A. "Deficiency of Cartilage-Associated Protein in Recessive Lethal Osteogenesis Imperfecta," by Aileen M. Barnes, Weizhong Chang, Roy Morello, Wayne A. Cabral, MaryAnn Weis, David R. Eyre, Sergey Leikin, Elena Makareeva, Natalia Kuznetsova, Thomas E. Uveges, Aarthi Ashok, Armando W. Flor, John J. Mulvihill, Patrick L. Wilson, Usha T. Sundaram, Brendan Lee, and Joan C. Marin (Article abstract, Vol. 355, No. 26, Dec. 28, 2006, p. 2757-2764).

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/abstract/355/26/2757

B. "Medicare and Erythropoietin," by Robert Steinbrook (Perspective extract, Vol. 356, No. 1, Jan. 4, 2007. p. 4-6).

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/extract/356/1/4

C. "Valvular Heart Disease and the Use of Dopamine Agonists for Parkinson's Disease," by Renzo Zanettini, Angelo Antonini, Gemma Gatto, Rosa Gentile, Silvana Tesei, and Gianni Pezzoli (Article abstract, Vol. 356, No. 1, Jan. 4, 2007, p. 39-46).

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/abstract/356/1/39

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III. Working Papers:

16. CENTER FOR RETIREMENT RESEARCH AT BOSTON COLLEGE:

A. "Risk and Reward of International Investing for U.S. Retirement Savers: Historical Evidence," by Gary Burtless (Working Paper 2006-25, December 2006, .pdf format, 25p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

http://www.bc.edu/centers/crr/wp_2006-25.shtml

B. "Annuitized Wealth and Consumption at Older Ages," by Barbara A. Butrica and Gordon B.T. Mermin (Working Paper 2006-26, December 2006, .pdf format, 34p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

http://www.bc.edu/centers/crr/wp_2006-26.shtml

C. "Persistence in Labor Supply and the Response to the Social Security Earnings Test," by Leora Friedberg and Anthony Webb (Working Paper 2006-27, December 2006, .pdf format, 34p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

http://www.bc.edu/centers/crr/wp_2006-27.shtml
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17. UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN RETIREMENT RESEARCH CENTER:

A. "Financial Literacy and Retirement Preparedness: Evidence and Implications for Financial Education Programs," by Annamaria Lusardi and Olivia S. Mitchell (WP 2006-144, December 2006, .pdf format, 20p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

http://www.mrrc.isr.umich.edu/publications/index_abstract.cfm?ptid=1&pid=464

B. "How the Distribution of After-Tax Income Changed Over the 1990s Business Cycle: A Comparison of the United States, Great Britain, Germany and Japan," by Richard V. Burkhauser, Takashi Oshio and Ludmila Rovba (WP 2006-145, December 2006, .pdf format, 51p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

http://www.mrrc.isr.umich.edu/publications/index_abstract.cfm?ptid=1&pid=463

C. "Life-Cycle Asset Allocation with Annuity Markets: Is Longevity Insurance a Good Deal?" by Wolfram J. Horneff, Raimond Maurer and Michael Z. Stamos (WP 2006-146, December 2006, .pdf format, 42p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

http://www.mrrc.isr.umich.edu/publications/index_abstract.cfm?ptid=1&pid=465
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18. PENSION RESEARCH COUNCIL: WHARTON SCHOOL, UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA: Note: PRC requires free registration before providing working papers.

A. "A Tale of Two Pension Reforms: A US-Japan Comparison," by Elmer Huh and Sarah McLellan (WP 2007-1, January 2007, .pdf format, 19p.).

B. "Baby Boomer Retirement Security: The Roles of Planning, Financial Literacy, and Housing Wealth," by Annamaria Lusardi and Olivia S. Mitchell (WP 2007-2, January 2007, .pdf format, 36p.).

C. "Regret, Pride, and the Disposition Effect," by Alexander Muermann and Jacqueline M. Volkman (WP 2007-3, January 2007, .pdf format, 27p.).

Links to abstracts and full text for all three papers are available at:

http://www.pensionresearchcouncil.org/publications/papers.php?year=2007
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19. NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH: "Population Aging and Intergenerational Transfers: Introducing Age into National Accounts," by Andrew Mason, Ronald Lee, An-Chi Tung, Mun-Sim Lai, and Tim Miller (w12770, December 2006, .pdf format, 52p.).

Abstract:

In all societies intergenerational transfers are large and have an important influence on inequality and growth. The development of each generation of youth depends on the resources that it receives from productive members of society for health, education, and sustenance. The well-being of the elderly depends on familial support and a variety of social programs. The National Transfer Accounts (NTA) system provides a comprehensive approach to measuring all reallocations of income across age and time at the aggregate level. It encompasses reallocations achieved through capital accumulation and transfers, distinguishing those mediated by public institutions from those relying on private institutions. This paper introduces the methodology and presents preliminary results emphasizing economic support systems in Taiwan and the United States. As the two economies differ in their demographic configuration, their level of development, and their old-age support systems, comparing them will shed light on the economic implications of population aging under alternative institutional arrangements.

http://papers.nber.org/papers/W12770
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20. INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF LABOR (IZA) [UNIVERSITY OF BONN, GERMANY]: "An Experimental Investigation of Age Discrimination in the French Labour Market," by Peter A. Riach and Judy Rich (Discussion Paper 2522, December 2006, .pdf format, 17p.).

Abstract:

In a field experiment of age discrimination, pairs of men aged twenty-seven and forty-seven, inquired, by email, about employment as waiters in twenty four French towns. The rate of net discrimination found against the older French waiter, corresponds to the highest rates ever recorded anywhere, by written tests, for racial discrimination. Discrimination was higher in Paris than in the rest of France.

http://ftp.iza.org/dp2522.pdf

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

21. American Journal of Epidemiology (Vol. 165, No. 1, Jan. 1, 2007).

http://aje.oxfordjournals.org/content/vol165/issue1/

22. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry (Vol. 15, No. 1, January 2007).

http://ajgponline.org/content/vol15/issue1/

23. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Vol. 54, No. 12, December 2006).

http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/toc/jgs/54/12

24. Medical Care Research and Review (Vol. 63, No. 6, December 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 this issue.

http://mcr.sagepub.com/content/vol63/issue6/?etoc
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25. INGENTACONNECT Tables of Contents: IngentaConnect provides fee based document delivery services for selected journals.

A. Point your browser to:

http://www.ingentaconnect.com/

B. click on "advanced search"
C. Type in your publication name and click "Exact title" radio button
D. Under "Show", click the "fax/ariel" radio button.
E. View the table of contents for the issue noted.

Health and Social Work (Vol. 31, No. 4, 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 this issue.
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26. 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 December 27, 2006:

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

B. Alzheimer's Disease: Literature for the week of Dec. 27, 2006/Jan. 3, 2007:

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

C. Parkinson's Disease: Literature for the week of Dec. 27, 2006/Jan. 3, 2007:

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

D. Prostate Cancer: Literature for the week of Dec. 27, 2006/Jan. 3, 2007:

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

E. Stem Cell Research: Literature for the week of Dec. 27, 2006/Jan. 3, 2007:

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

F. Ophthalmology: Literature for the week of Dec. 27, 2006/Jan. 3, 2007:

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

AMEDEO Literature Guide:

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

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V. Funding Opportunities:

27. US NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH:

A. "Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in Biology and Medicine (R01)," (PAR-07-270, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with other agencies, December 27, 2006). For more information see:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-07-270.html

B. "Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in Biology and Medicine (R21)," (PAR-07-271, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with other agencies, December 28, 2006). For more information see:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-07-271.html

C. "Brain Disorders in the Developing World: Research Across the Lifespan (R01)," (PAR-07-268, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with other agencies, December 22, 2006). For more information see:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-07-268.html

D. "The Role of Nuclear Receptors in Tissue and Organismal Aging (R01)," (PAS-07-267, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with other agencies, December 22, 2006). For more information see:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAS-07-267.html

E. "Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Pathophysiology and Treatment (R21)," (PA-07-264, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with other agencies, December 22, 2006). For more information see:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-07-264.html

F. "Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Pathophysiology and Treatment (R03)," (PA-07-263, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with other agencies, December 22, 2006). For more information see:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-07-263.html

G. "Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Pathophysiology and Treatment (R01)," (PA-07-265, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with other agencies, December 22, 2006). For more information see:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-07-265.html

H. "Neuroimaging Informatics Software Enhancement for Improved Interoperability and Dissemination (R03)" (RFA-EB-07-002, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with other agencies, December 22, 2006). For more information see:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-EB-07-002.html

I. "Structural Biology of Membrane Proteins (R01)" (PA-07-253, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with other agencies, December 20, 2006). For more information see:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-07-253.html

J. "Networks and Pathways Collaborative Research Projects (R01): (PA-07-266, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with other agencies, December 22, 2006). For more information see:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-07-266.html

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VI. Legislation Information Updates:

28. US HOUSE EDUCATION AND THE WORKFORCE HEARING PUBLICATIONS:

A. "The Older Americans Act: Improving Quality of Life for Aging Americans," a field hearing held Apr. 28, 2006 (House Serial Publication 109-37, ASCII text and .pdf format, 69p.).

http://www.access.gpo.gov/congress/house/house06ch109.html

Scroll to or "find in page" "109-37" (without the quotes).

B. "Senior Independence Act of 2006, May 2, 2006, a hearing held May 2, 2006 (House Serial Publication 109-38, ASCII text and .pdf format, 69p.).

http://www.access.gpo.gov/congress/house/house06ch109.html

Scroll to or "find in page" "109-38" (without the quotes).
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29. US SENATE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE HEARING PUBLICATION: "Recent Controversies in Stem Cell Research," a hearing held Sep. 6, 2006 (Senate Hearing 109-700, .pdf format, 21p.).

http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS77138

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IX. Websites of Interest:

30. WLS BIBLIOGRAPHY UPDATES: These citations, along with all of the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study bibliography, can be found at:

http://www.ssc.wisc.edu/wlsresearch/publications/index.php

Journal Articles:

Brand, Jennie E., John R. Warren, Pascale Carayon, and Peter Hoonakker. 2007. "Do Job Characteristics Mediate the Relationship Between SES and Health?: Evidence From Sibling Models." Social Science Research 36:222-53.

Carr, Deborah and Dmitry Khodyakov. 2007. "End of Life Health Care Planning Among Young-Old Adults: An Assessment of Psychosocial Influences." Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences 62B(1).

Seltzer, M. M., F. J. Floyd, J. S. Greenberg, J. Lounds, M. Lindstrom, and J. Hong. 2005. "Life Course Impacts of Mild Intellectual Deficits." American Journal on Mental Retardation 110(6):451-68.

Reports:

Hyde, Janet S. Ph. D. and Joy K. Ph. D. Rice. 2006. "Report of the Task Force on Women and Depression in Wisconsin."

Reither, Eric N., Robert M. Hauser, and Karen C. Swallen. 2006. "Looks That Kill: Predicting Adult Health and Mortality From Adolescent Facial Characteristics in Yearbook Photographs (CDE 2006-11)." CDE Working Paper. 2006-11. Madison, Wisconsin: Center for Demography and Ecology, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Jack Solock
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Demography of Health and Aging
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University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI 53706
608-262-9827
jsolock@ssc.wisc.edu