Current Awareness in Aging Research (CAAR) Report #389--May 31, 2007

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. US NATIONAL CENTER FOR HEALTH STATISTICS RESEARCH DATA CENTER: "The NCHS Research Data Center (RDC) is [in] the unique position of being able to provide secure access to the full range of health and vital statistics information collected by the National Center for Health Statistics data systems. Our mission is to give access to the data, and to offer our statistical, programming, and consulting expertise to facilitate the data analysis for your research project. For more information see:

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/r&d/rdc.htm

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2. MEDICAL EXPENDITURE PANEL SURVEY:

A. On May 30, 2007 the US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's MEPS released the following datasets (data in .zip or self decompressing [.exe] ASCII or SAS transport format, documentation in HTML and .pdf format, with SAS and SPSS programming statements in ASCII format):

MEPS HC-090: 2005 Full Year Population Characteristics

http://www.meps.ahcpr.gov/mepsweb/data_stats/download_data_files_detail.jsp?cboPufNumber=HC-090

MEPS HC-091: 2005 Jobs File

http://www.meps.ahcpr.gov/mepsweb/data_stats/download_data_files_detail.jsp?cboPufNumber=HC-091

B. "MEPS LINK_2005HC/NHIS: 2005 MEPS/2004 & 2003 NHIS Link File." "All ten (1996-2005) MEPS/NHIS Link Files are included on one CD-ROM. The MEPS/NHIS Link Files CD is available by request only. The 2005 MEPS/NHIS Link File contains a cross-walk that will allow data users to merge the MEPS 2005 Full-Year Population Characteristics public use data file, HC-090, with the NHIS 2003/2004 person-level public use data files. In this linkage file, a record exists for each person in the HC-090 file. Sample persons in NHIS that do not link to any MEPS sample persons are not represented in the linkage file. Sample persons in the HC-090 file who do not link with the 2003 NHIS or 2004 NHIS respondent person sample have a value of 9999 for the NHIS link id. The HC-090 file covers calendar year 2005 and contains data from Rounds 3, 4, and 5 of the MEPS Panel 9 (which uses the 2003 NHIS as its sampling frame) combined with data from Rounds 1, 2, and 3 of the MEPS Panel 10 (which uses the 2004 NHIS as its sampling frame). Confidentiality forms must be filled out and submitted to AHRQ before this file can be obtained."

http://www.meps.ahcpr.gov/mepsweb/data_stats/download_data_files_detail.jsp?cboPufNumber=LINK_2005HC/NHIS

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3. PANEL STUDY OF INCOME DYNAMICS: "Data on Income, Work Hours, and Wealth for the 2005 wave are now available in the PSID Data Center and also in the zip package. Grants from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) have made possible the collection of wealth data for the PSID in 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2001, 2003 and 2005."

http://simba.isr.umich.edu/Zips/zipSupp.aspx#WLTH

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II. Reports and articles:

4. CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE REPORT:

A. "The Financial Health of the Pension Guaranty Benefit Corporation (PBGC)," (RL33937, March 2007, .pdf format, 16p.).

http://opencrs.cdt.org/document/RL33937

B. "The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation and the Federal Budget," (RS22650, April 2007, .pdf format, 6p.).

http://opencrs.cdt.org/document/RS22650

C. "The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation and Single-Employer Plan Terminations," (RS22640, March 2007, .pdf format, 6p.).

http://opencrs.cdt.org/document/RS22624

D. "Social Security: The Chilean Approach to Retirement," (RL34006, May 2007, .pdf format, 29p.).

http://opencrs.cdt.org/document/RL34006

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5. US GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE REPORT: "Retiree Health Benefits: Majority of Sponsors Continued to Offer Prescription Drug Coverage and Chose the Retiree Drug Subsidy," (GAO-07-572, May 2007, .pdf format, 57p.).

http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d07572.pdf

Note: This is a temporary address. GAO correspondence is available at:

http://www.gao.gov/docsearch/date.php

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6. MORBIDITY AND MORTALITY WEEKLY REPORT ARTICLE: "Characteristics and Health of Caregivers and Care Recipients --- North Carolina, 2005," (Vol. 56, No. 21, June 1, 2007, .pdf and HTML format, p. 529-532).

HTML:
http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5621a3.htm

PDF (full issue):
http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/wk/mm5621.pdf

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7. CENTERS FOR MEDICARE AND MEDICAID SERVICES DECISION MEMORANDUM: "Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasty (PTA) of the Carotid Artery Concurrent with Stenting (CAG-00085R3)," (April 2007).

http://www.cms.hhs.gov/mcd/viewdecisionmemo.asp?id=194

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8. CANADIAN INSTITUTE FOR HEALTH INFORMATION/INSTITUT CANADIEN D'INFORMATION SUR LA SANTE REPORT: "Health Indicators, 2007," (May 2007, .pdf format, 88p.). Note: This report focuses on the treatment of hip problems in older Canadians.

http://secure.cihi.ca/cihiweb/dispPage.jsp?cw_page=PG_770_E&cw_topic=770&cw_rel=AR_152_E

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9. AUSTRALIAN BUREAU OF STATISTICS REPORT: "Older Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: A snapshot, 2004-05," (4722.0.55.002, May 29, 2007).

http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/4722.0.55.002?OpenDocument

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10. AUSTRALIAN DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND AGEING PRESS RELEASE: "New agreement for nation's biggest care program," (May 28, 2007).

http://www.health.gov.au/internet/ministers/publishing.nsf/Content/mr-yr07-cp-pyn055.htm

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11. STATISTICS NETHERLANDS WEB MAGAZINE ARTICLE: "More older people active in short-hour jobs," by Saskia te Riele and Clemens Siermann (May 22, 2007).

http://www.cbs.nl/en-GB/menu/themas/arbeid-sociale-zekerheid/publicaties/artikelen/archief/2007/2007-2194-wm.htm

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12. UNITED NATIONS ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMISSION FOR ASIA AND THE PACIFIC (UNESCAP) ARTICLE: "Older Persons' AIDS Knowledge and Willingness to Provide Care in an Impoverished Nation: Evidence from Cambodia," by John Knodel and Zachary Zimmer (Asia-Pacific Population Journal, Vol. 22, No. 1, April 2007, .pdf format, p. 11-28).

http://www.unescap.org/esid/psis/population/journal/2007/No1/OlderPersonsAIDSKnowledge.pdf

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13. ORGANISATION FOR ECONOMIC CO-OPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT PRESS RELEASE: "Economic survey of Greece 2007: Pensions: a comprehensive reform is urgently needed," (May 30, 2007).

http://www.oecd.org/document/7/0,2340,en_2649_37435_38496327_1_1_1_37435,00.html

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14. AARP REPORT, PRIME TIME RADIO:

A. "State and Local Property Tax Burdens in 2005," by David Baer (2007-09, May 2007, .pdf format, 39p.).

http://www.aarp.org/research/economy/taxation/2007_09_tax.html

B. The following Prime Time Radio show (RealPlayer format, running times, between 23 and 30 minutes) has been added to the PTR site:

Managing Health Care Costs (May 29, 2007)

http://radioprimetime.org/

Note: this is a temporary address. When new PTR shows are released, these will be available at:

http://radioprimetime.org/radioprograms.htm

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15. RETIREMENT SECURITY PROJECT ISSUE BRIEF: "Increasing Retirement Saving: Clarifying Food Stamp Asset Test Rules : A State by State Analysis," (May 2007, .pdf format, 31p.).

http://www.retirementsecurityproject.org/pubs/File/RSP-FoodStamp_4.pdf

Information about the Project:

http://www.retirementsecurityproject.org/about_us

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16. HSBC GLOBAL FORUM ON AGEING AND RETIREMENT REPORT: "'Future of Retirement: The new old age' - Global Report," (May 2007, .pdf format, 51p.).

https://www.ageingforum.org/files/8/uk_reports_2007/default.aspx

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17. ILCUSA REPORT: "ILC Policy Report" (International Longevity Center, USA, May 2007, .pdf format, 6p.). The ILC Policy Report is "a monthly compilation of longevity news and trends in the U.S. and abroad."

http://www.ilcusa.org/_lib/pdf/May%202007.pdf

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18. NATURE NEUROSCIENCE ARTICLE: "Anticipation of monetary gain but not loss in healthy older adults," by Gregory R. Samanez Larkin, Sasha E. B. Gibbs, Kabir Khanna, Lisbeth Nielsen, Laura L. Carstensen and Brian Knutson (Vol. 10, No. 6, June 2007, p. 787-791).

http://www.nature.com/neuro/journal/v10/n6/abs/nn1894.html

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19. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES ARTICLE ABSTRACT:

A. "Common genetic variation within the Low-Density Lipoprotein Receptor-Related Protein 6 and late-onset Alzheimer's disease," by Giancarlo V. De Ferrari, Andreas Papassotiropoulos, Travis Biechele, Fabienne Wavrant De-Vrieze, Miguel E. Avila, Michael B. Major, Amanda Myers, Katia Sáez, Juan P. Henríquez, Alice Zhao, M. Axel Wollmer, Roger M. Nitsch, Christoph Hock, Chris M. Morris, John Hardy, and Randall T. Moon (Vol. 104, No. 22, May 29, 2007, p. 9434-9439).

http://www.pnas.org/cgi/content/abstract/104/22/9434

B. "Roles of heat-shock protein 90 in maintaining and facilitating the neurodegenerative phenotype in tauopathies," by Wenjie Luo, Fei Dou, Anna Rodina, Sophorn Chip, Joungnam Kim, Qi Zhao, Kamalika Moulick, Julia Aguirre, Nian Wu, Paul Greengard, and Gabriela Chiosis (Vol. 104, No. 22, May 29, 2007, p. 9511-9516).

http://www.pnas.org/cgi/content/abstract/104/22/9511

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20. NATURE ARTICLE ABSTRACT:

A. "Two neurons mediate diet-restriction-induced longevity in C. elegans," by Nicholas A. Bishop and Leonard Guarente (Vol. 447, No. 7144, May 31, 2007, p. 545-549).

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v447/n7144/abs/nature05904.html

B. "PHA-4/Foxa mediates diet-restriction-induced longevity of C. elegans," by Siler H. Panowski, Suzanne Wolff, Hugo Aguilaniu, Jenni Durieux and Andrew Dillin (Vol. 447, No. 7144, May 31, 2007, p. 550-555).

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v447/n7144/abs/nature05837.html

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21. BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL ARTICLE ABSTRACT: ""I haven't even phoned my doctor yet." The advice giving role of the pharmacist during consultations for medication review with patients aged 80 or more: qualitative discourse analysis," by Charlotte Salter, Richard Holland, Ian Harvey, and Karen Henwood (Vol. 334, No. 7603, May 26, 2007, p. 1101-1104).

http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/abstract/334/7603/1101

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22. NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE ARTICLE ABSTRACT: "Surgical versus Nonsurgical Treatment for Lumbar Degenerative Spondylolisthesis," by James N. Weinstein, Jon D. Lurie, Tor D. Tosteson, Brett Hanscom, Anna N.A. Tosteson, Emily A. Blood, Nancy J.O. Birkmeyer, Alan S. Hilibrand, Harry Herkowitz, Frank P. Cammisa, Todd J. Albert, Sanford E. Emery, Lawrence G. Lenke, William A. Abdu, Michael Longley, Thomas J. Errico, and Serena S. Hu (Vol. 356, No. 22, May 31, 2007, p. 2257-2270).

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/abstract/356/22/2257

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23. NEWSWEEK ARTICLE: "The Changing Science of Pain," by Mary Carmichael (June 4, 2007).

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18881802/site/newsweek/

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24. FORBES ARTICLE: "The New 401(k) A User's Guide," by David Armstrong (June 4, 2007). Note: Forbes requires free registration prior to providing access to content.

http://members.forbes.com/forbes/2007/0604/146.html

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III. Working Papers:

25. NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH: "The Time and Timing Costs of Market Work," by Daniel S. Hamermesh and Stephen Donald (w13127, May 2007, .pdf format, 25p.).

Abstract:

With the American Time Use Survey of 2003 and 2004 we first examine whether additional market work has neutral impacts on the mix of non-market activities. The estimates indicate that fixed time costs of market work alter patterns of non-market activities, reducing leisure time and mostly increasing time devoted to household production. Similar results are found using time-diary data for Australia, Germany and the Netherlands. Direct estimates of the utility derived from goods consumption and two types of non-market time in the presence of these fixed costs indicate that they generate a utility-equivalent of as much as 8 percent of income that must be overcome before market work becomes an optimizing choice. Market work also alters the timing of a fixed amount of non-market activities during the day, away from the schedule chosen when market work imposes no timing constraints. All of these effects are mitigated by higher family income. The results provide a new supply-side explanation for the frequently observed discrete drop from full-time work to complete retirement.

http://papers.nber.org/papers/w13127

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26. PENSION RESEARCH COUNCIL (WHARTON SCHOOL, UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA):

A. "The Impact of Pension Freezes on Firm Value," by Jordan Rubin (WP2007-11, May 2007, .pdf format, 29p.). Note: Free registration is required prior to providing access to full-text content. Links to the full-text and abstract can be found at:

http://www.pensionresearchcouncil.org/publications/document.php?file=328

B. "Cost Structures of Investment Offerings in Singapore's Central Provident Fund," by Benedict S. K. Koh, Olivia S. Mitchell, and Joelle Fong (WP2007-12, May 2007, .pdf format, 48p.). Note: Free registration is required prior to providing access to full-text content. Links to the full-text and abstract can be found at:

http://www.pensionresearchcouncil.org/publications/document.php?file=329

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27. POPULATION COUNCIL POVERTY, GENDER, AND YOUTH PROGRAM: "Support by migrants to their elderly parents in rural Cambodia and Thailand: A comparative study," by Zachary Zimmer, Kim Korinek, John Knodel, and Napaporn Chayovan (WP 2007-2, May 2007, .pdf format, 37p.). Note: Links to the full-text and abstract can be found at:

http://www.popcouncil.org/publications/wp/pgy/002.html

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

28. American Journal of Epidemiology (Vol. 165, No. 12, Jun. 15, 2007).

http://aje.oxfordjournals.org/content/vol165/issue12/index.dtl?etoc

29. Demography (Vol. 44, No. 2, May 2007). 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://muse.jhu.edu/journals/demography/toc/dem44.2.html

30. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Vol. 55, No. 6, June 2007).

http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/toc/jgs/55/6

31. Omega: Journal of Death and Dying (Vol. 54, No. 3, 2006-2007).

http://baywood.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=journal&issn=0030-2228

32. Population, Space, and Place (Vol. 13. No. 3, May/June 2007).

http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/jhome/106562735?CRETRY=1&SRETRY=0

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33. 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 30, 2007:

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

B. Alzheimer's Disease: Literature for the week of May 30, 2007:

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

C. Parkinson's Disease: Literature for the week of May 30, 2007:

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

D. Prostate Cancer: Literature for the week of May 30, 2007:

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

E. Stem Cell Research: Literature for the week of May 30, 2007:

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

F. Ophthalmology: Literature for the week of May 30, 2007:

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

AMEDEO Literature Guide:

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

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V. Books:

34. AMERICAN ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE: Global Population Aging and Its Economic Consequences by Ronald D. Lee (May 2007, ISBN: 0-8447-7197-X; 978-0-8447-7197-7, 55p.).

http://www.aei.org/books/bookID.887,filter.all/book_detail.asp

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35. PUBLIC AFFAIRS: Encore: Finding Work That Matters in the Second Half of Life, by Marc Freedman (2007, ISBN-13: 978-1-58648-483-5; ISBN-10: 1-58648-483-4, 247p.).

http://www.encore.org/

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36. Personal Health Care Passport by Melissa Kahn (2006, 36p.).

http://www.kahnhealthcare.com/

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VI. Funding/Employment Opportunities:

37. NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH: "Program Projects for Basic Research on Human Embryonic Stem Cells (P01)" (RFA-GM-08-003, May 30, 2007, National Institute of General Medical Sciences). For more information see:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-GM-08-003.html

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38. HEALTH RESOURCES AND SERVICES ADMINISTRATION: "Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility," (HRSA-07-132, May 2007).

https://grants.hrsa.gov/webExternal/FundingOppDetails.asp?FundingCycleId=E8921321-53A9-4827-8829-C0828CA187D1&ViewMode=EU&GoBack

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39. AARP:

A. "Director, Independent Living/Long Term Care Issues," (EW2006674, May 2007).

http://www.aarpjobs.com/jobs/listings.ccml?23,3261,e2b55b26197c128b172351c235971584,WWW_1439501,,,Inv,job_sq.html

B. "Director Economics Issues," (EW2006673, May 2007).

http://www.aarpjobs.com/jobs/listings.ccml?23,3260,e2b55b26197c128b172351c235971584,WWW_1439501,,,Inv,job_sq.html

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40. SEALY CENTER ON AGING [UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS MEDICAL BRANCH, GALVESTON TX]: "Post Doctoral Training Program in Minority Aging and Health," (May 2007). "This fellowship is funded by a grant from the National Institute on Aging. Stipends range from $37,000-$51,000 based on experience. All fellows receive full health care benefits. Screening of applications will continue until the position is filled. All fellows must be U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents. The fellowship training period can begin in July, August, or September 2007."

http://www.utmb.edu/scoa/Research/PPDTPHOM/index.html

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41. NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON AGING: "Health Scientist Administrator - NIA," (NIA-07-186387-CR-DE, May 2007).

http://jobsearch.usajobs.opm.gov/getjob.asp?JobID=57196574

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42. GERONTOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES: GAA has updated it's employment opportunities with opportunities from May 19-25, 2007.

http://agework.geron.org/c/search_results.cfm?site_id=31

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VII. Conferences/Call for Papers:

43. ADMINISTRATION ON AGING: "The Eldercare Locator," (HHS-2007-AoA-IR-0710, May 2007).

http://www.aoa.gov/doingbus/fundopp/announcements/2007/2007elannouncement.doc

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44. RETIREMENT RESEARCH CONSORTIUM: "Retirement Research Consortium 9th Annual Conference," to be held August 9 & 10, 2007 (Washington, DC).

Agenda:
http://www.mrrc.isr.umich.edu/news/conference/rrcagenda.pdf

Registration:
http://www.mrrc.isr.umich.edu/news/events/rrc_registration.cfm

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45. WORLD DEMOGRAPHIC ASSOCIATION: "3rd World Ageing & Generations Congress," (St. Gallen/Switzerland - September 6th - 8th 2007). "The aim of the World Ageing & Generations Congress is to address important topics related to demographic change and its effect on the labour market and social security, on health issues, on the development of new products and markets and on changing lifestyles in society."

http://www.wdassociation.org/dcPage.aspx?pageid=cms_frontend_article&pagetype=file&hrub=hrub_48&rub=46&key=245&mstrub=frontend_hrubs_e&toolbar=e&ritem=6&hrItem=48

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46. RESEARCH ON AGING CALL FOR PAPERS: "Research on Aging announces a call for papers for a special issue on Emerging Employment Patterns at Older Ages to be guest edited by Richard W. Johnson of the Urban Institute." The deadline for submissions is October 1, 2007.

http://www.sagepub.com/upm-data/14191_ROA_specialcfpJJE_022607_1078040.pdf

Thanks,

Charlie

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Charlie Fiss
Information Manager
Center for Demography and Ecology and
Center for Demography of Health and Aging
Rm. 3329 Social Science Bldg
1180 Observatory Drive
Madison, WI 53706-1393
Phone: (608) 265-9240
Fax: (608) 262-8400
Email: fiss@ssc.wisc.edu

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