Current Awareness in Aging Research (CAAR) Report #467--December 11, 2008

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. HUMAN MORTALITY DATABASE: Note: HMD requires free registration before providing data. The following updates have been added to the database:

Data for Estonia were revised and updated through 2007.

Data availability:

http://www.mortality.org/Public/DataAvailability.html

Data access:

http://www.mortality.org/

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II. Reports and articles:

2. US SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION PERIODICAL: Social Security Bulletin (Vol. 68, No. 3, December 2008, .pdf and HTML format).

http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/ssb/v68n3/index.html

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3. US CENSUS BUREAU REPORT: "The Geographic Distribution and Characteristics of Older Workers in Idaho: 2004," by Cynthia Taeuber and Matthew R. Graham (Local Employment Dynamics LED-OW04-ID, November 2008, .pdf format, 12p.).

http://lehd.did.census.gov/led/library/profiles_2007.html

Scroll to "Idaho".

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4. US GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE CORRESPONDENCE: "Medicare Advantage Organizations: Actual Expenses and Profits Compared to Projections for 2006," (GAO-09-132R, December 2008, .pdf format, 12p.).

http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-09-132R

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5. BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS ARTICLE: "401(k) plans move away from employer stock as investment vehicle," by William J. Wiatrowski (Monthly Labor Review, Vol. 131, No. 11, November 2008, .pdf format, p. 3-10).

http://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/2008/11/art1full.pdf

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6. CENTERS FOR MEDICARE AND MEDICAID SERVICES DECISION MEMORANDUM: "Decision Memo for Heartsbreath Test for Heart Transplant Rejection (CAG-00394N)," (December 8, 2008).

https://www.cms.hhs.gov/mcd/viewdecisionmemo.asp?from2=viewdecisionmemo.asp&id=217&

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7. US NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH PRESS RELEASE: "Review of Prostate Cancer Prevention Study Shows No Benefit for Use of Selenium and Vitamin E Supplements," (December 9, 2008).

http://www.nih.gov/news/health/dec2008/nci-09.htm

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8. OFFICE OF NATIONAL STATISTICS [UK] ARTICLE, PRESS RELEASE:

A. "Ageing and Mortality in the UK - National Statistician's annual article on the population," by Karen Dunnell (Population Trends, Winter 2008, No. 134, .pdf format, p. 6-23).

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/cci/article.asp?ID=2079

B. "Change in pension age will affect labour market data," (December 9, 2008, .pdf format, 2p.).

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/pdfdir/lmcons1208.pdf

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9. UK DEPARTMENT OF WORK AND PENSIONS REPORTS:

A. "Employers Pension Provision Survey 2007," by John Forth and Lucy Stokes (Research Report No. 545, November 2008, .pdf format, 184p.).

http://www.dwp.gov.uk/asd/asd5/report_abstracts/rr_abstracts/rra_545.asp

B. "Employers attitudes and likely reactions to the workplace pension reforms 2007: Report of a quantitative survey," by Catherine Grant, Alice Fitzpatrick, Polly Sinclair and Jeri-lee Donovan (Research Report No. 546, November 2008, .pdf format, 258p.).

http://www.dwp.gov.uk/asd/asd5/report_abstracts/rr_abstracts/rra_546.asp

C. "Understanding employers likely responses to the workplace pension reforms 2007: Report of a qualitative study," by Laura Tredwell and Andrew Thomas (Research Report No. 548, November 2008, .pdf format, 88p.).

http://www.dwp.gov.uk/asd/asd5/report_abstracts/rr_abstracts/rra_547.asp

D. "Individuals' attitudes and likely reactions to the workplace pension reforms 2007: Report of a quantitative survey," by Caroline Webb, Julia Pye, David Jeans, Rea Robey and Patten Smith (Research Report No. 550, December 2008, .pdf format, 228p.).

http://www.dwp.gov.uk/asd/asd5/report_abstracts/rr_abstracts/rra_550.asp

E. "Why people may decide to remain in or opt out of personal accounts: Report of a qualitative study," by Emily Gray, Paul Harvey and Joe Lancaster (Research Report No. 551, December 2008, .pdf format, 96p.).

http://www.dwp.gov.uk/asd/asd5/report_abstracts/rr_abstracts/rra_551.asp

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10. STATISTICS CANADA/STATISTIQUE CANADA ARTICLE: "Seniors in Rural Canada," by Kimberley Dandy and Ray D. Bollman (Rural and Small Town Canada Analysis Bulletin, Vol. 7, No. 8, December 2008, .pdf format, 56p.).

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/21-006-x/21-006-x2007008-eng.htm

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11. AUSTRALIAN DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND AGING REPORT, PRESS RELEASE:

A. "2007 National Aged Care Workforce Census and Survey - Who Cares for Older Australians? A Picture of the Residential and Community Based Aged Care Workforce - Final Report," by Bill Martin and Debra King (October 2008, .pdf format, 188p.).

http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/ageing-workforce-census-2007-final-report.htm

B. "Australian First Solely Dedicated Care Farm to Assist People with Dementia," (December 8, 2008, .pdf and HTML format, 2p.).

http://www.health.gov.au/internet/ministers/publishing.nsf/Content/mr-yr08-je-je239.htm

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12. STATISTICS NORWAY/STATISTISK SENTRABYRA PRESS RELEASE: "Good results continue in pension funds in 2007," (December 9, 2008).

http://www.ssb.no/english/subjects/10/13/10/pensjonsfond_en/

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13. INTERNATIONAL LONGEVITY CENTRE [UK] REPORT: "Funding Long-term Care - The Building Blocks of Reform," by James Lloyd (December 2008, .pdf format, 31p.).

http://www.ilcuk.org.uk/record.jsp?type=publication&ID=38

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14. KAISER FAMILY FOUNDATION ISSUE BRIEF: "The Emerging Role of Group Medicare Private Fee-for-Service Plans," by Ruth Brown, Miryam Frieder, Jonathan Blum, and Penny Mills (December 2008, .pdf format, 17p.).

http://www.kff.org/medicare/7841.cfm

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15. AARP REPORT: "Cost Containment in Medicare: A Review of What Works and What Doesn't," by Robert Berenson, Michael Hash, Thomas Ault, Beth Fuchs, Stephanie Maxwell, Lisa Potetz and Stephen Zuckerman (December 2008, .pdf format, 91p.).

http://www.aarp.org/research/health/carefinancing/2008_18_medicare.html

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16. NATIONAL CENTER FOR POLICY ANALYSIS REPORT: "Thinking About Tomorrow," by Andrew J. Rettenmaier and Thomas R. Saving (Policy Report No. 317, December 2008, .pdf format, 15p.).

http://www.ncpa.org/pub/st/st317/st317.pdf

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17. DEMOGRAPHIC RESEARCH ARTICLE: "Educational differences in all-cause mortality: Evidence from Bulgaria, Finland and the United States," by Iliana Kohler, Pekka Martikainen, Kirsten P. Smith, and Irma T. Elo (Vol. 19, Article 60, December 2008, .pdf format, p. 2011-2042).

http://www.demographic-research.org/Volumes/Vol19/60/default.htm

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18. LANCET NEUROLOGY ARTICLE ABSTRACT:

A. "Safety and efficacy of galantamine (Reminyl) in severe Alzheimer's disease (the SERAD study): a randomised, placebo-controlled, double-blind trial," by Alistair Burns, Roberto Bernabei, Roger Bullock, Alfonso J. Cruz Jentoft, Lutz Frich, Christoph Hock, Minna Raivio, Eric Triau, Maurits Vandewoude, Anders Wimo, Elizabeth Came, Bart Van Baelen, Gerry L. Hammond, Joop C. van Oene, and Susanne Schwalen (Vol. 8, No. 1, January 2009, p. 39-47).

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/laneur/article/PIIS1474-4422(08)70261-8/abstract

B. "Deep brain stimulation of the subthalamic nucleus for the treatment of Parkinson's disease," by Alim Louis Benabid, Stephan Chabardes, John Mitrofanis, and Pierre Pollak (Vol. 8, No. 1, January 2009, p. 67-81).

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/laneur/article/PIIS1474-4422(08)70291-6/abstract

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19. BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL ARTICLE: "What are the prospects of stem cell therapy for neurology?" by Siddharthan Chandran (BMJ 2008;337:a1934, Nov. 28, 2008).

http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/extract/337/nov28_2/a1934

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20. NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE PERSPECTIVE EXTRACT:

A. "Physician-Assisted Death - From Oregon to Washington State," by Robert Steinbrook (Vol. 359, No. 24, December 11, 2008, p. 2513-2515).

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/extract/359/24/2513

B. "Screening for Prostate Cancer among Men 75 Years of Age or Older," by Michael J. Barry (Vol. 359, No. 24, December 11, 2008, p. 2515-2516).

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/extract/359/24/2515

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21. PUBLIC LIBRARY OF SCIENCE (PLoS) ONE ARTICLE: "Delayed Postconditioning Protects against Focal Ischemic Brain Injury in Rats," by Chuancheng Ren, Xuwen Gao, Gang Niu, Zhimin Yan, Xiaoyuan Chen, Heng Zhao (PLoS ONE 3(12): e3851. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0003851, XML, .pdf, and HTML format, 12p.).

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0003851

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

A. "Amyloid-{beta} overproduction causes abnormal mitochondrial dynamics via differential modulation of mitochondrial fission/fusion proteins," by Xinglong Wang, Bo Su, Sandra L. Siedlak, Paula I. Moreira, Hisashi Fujioka, Yang Wang, Gemma Casadesus, and Xiongwei Zhu (Vol. 105, No. 49, December 9, 2008, p. 19318-19323).

http://www.pnas.org/content/105/49/19318.abstract

B. "Age-dependent and age-independent human memory persistence is enhanced by delayed posttraining methylphenidate administration," by Iv Izquierdo, Lia R. Bevilaqua, Janine I. Rossato, Ram H. Lima, Jorge H. Medina, and Mart Cammarota (Vol. 105, No. 49, December 9, 2008, p. 19504-19507).

http://www.pnas.org/content/105/49/19504.abstract

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23. NATURE ARTICLE ABSTRACT: "Brain metabolism dictates the polarity of astrocyte control over arterioles," by Grant R. J. Gordon, Hyun B. Choi, Ravi L. Rungta, Graham C. R. Ellis-Davies & Brian A. MacVicar (Vol. 456, No. 7223, December 11, 2008, p. 745-749).

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v456/n7223/abs/nature07525.html?lang=en

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24. TIME ARTICLE: "Should the 401k Be Killed?" by Justin Fox (Vol. 172, No. 24, December 15, 2008).

http://www.time.com/time/business/article/0,8599,1864139,00.html

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25. NEWSWEEK ARTICLE:

A. "Never Say Die; Step aside, quacks. The search for longer life is a real science now," by Anne Underwood (December 15, 2008).

http://www.newsweek.com/id/172561

B. "Will Stem Cells Finally Deliver?" by David T. Scadden and Anthony L. Komaroff (December 15, 2008).

http://www.newsweek.com/id/172563

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26. ECONOMIST ARTICLE: "When the golden eggs run out," (December 6, 2008).

http://www.economist.com/displaystory.cfm?story_id=12724086

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III. Working Papers:

27. CENTER FOR RETIREMENT RESEARCH AT BOSTON COLLEGE:

A. "What Effect Do Time Constraints Have on the Age of Retirement?" by Leora Friedberg, Wei Sun, and Anthony Webb (Working Paper No. 2008-17, December 2008, .pdf format, 15p.). Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

http://crr.bc.edu/working_papers/what_effect_do_time_constraints_have_on_the_age_of_retirement_.html

B. "Identifying Local Differences in Retirement Patterns," by Leora Friedberg, Michael Owyang, and Anthony Webb (Working Paper No. 2008-18, December 2008, .pdf format, 17p.). Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

http://crr.bc.edu/working_papers/identifying_local_differences_in_retirement_patterns_2.html

C. "Risky Pensions and Household Saving Over the Life Cycle," by David A. Love and Paul A. Smith (Working Paper No. 2008-19, December 2008, .pdf format, 28p.). Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

http://crr.bc.edu/working_papers/risky_pensions_and_household_saving_over_the_life_cycle.html

D. "Dual-Eligible Medicaid Spending: Are We On The Flat Of The Curve?" by Melissa A. Boyle, Joanna N. Lahey, and Margaret E. Czervionke (Working Paper No. 2008-16, December 2008, .pdf format, 26p.). Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

http://crr.bc.edu/working_papers/dual-eligible_medicaid_spending_are_we_on_the_flat_of_the_curve_.html

E. "Public Long-Term Care Insurance and the Housing and Living Arrangements of the Elderly: Evidence from Medicare Home Health Benefits," by Gary V. Engelhardt and Nadia Greenhalgh-Stanley (Working Paper No. 2008-15, December 2008, .pdf format, 36p.). Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

http://crr.bc.edu/working_papers/public_long-term_care_insurance_and_the_housing_and_living_arrangements_of_the_elderly_evidence_from_medicare_home_health_benefits.html

F. "The Impact of Changing Earnings Volatility on Retirement Wealth," by Austin Nichols and Melissa M. Favreault (Working Paper No. 2008-14, December 2008, .pdf format, 37p.). Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

http://crr.bc.edu/working_papers/the_impact_of_changing_earnings_volatility_on_retirement_wealth.html

G. "A Parsimonious Choquet Model of Subjective Life Expectancy," by Alexander Ludwig and Alexander Zimper (Working Paper No. 2008-20, December 2008, .pdf format, 38p.). Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

http://crr.bc.edu/working_papers/a_parsimonious_choquet_model_of_subjective_life_expectancy.html

H. "The Long-Term Effects of the Divorce Revolution: Health, Wealth, and Labor Supply," by Kristin Mammen (Working Paper No. 2008-22, December 2008, .pdf format, 25p.). Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

http://crr.bc.edu/working_papers/the_long-term_effects_of_the_divorce_revolution_health_wealth_and_labor_supply.html

I. "Reforming Pensions," by Nicholas Barr and Peter Diamond (Working Paper No. 2008-26, December 2008, .pdf format, 24p.). Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

http://crr.bc.edu/working_papers/reforming_pensions_principles_analytical_errors_and_policy_directions.html

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28. NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH: "Financial Literacy, Information, and Demand Elasticity: Survey and Experimental Evidence from Mexico," by Justine S. Hastings and Lydia Tejeda-Ashton (w14538, December 2008, .pdf format, 34p.).

Abstract:

We use responses to a survey and experiment with participants in Mexico's privatized social security system to examine how financial literacy impacts workers choice behavior and how simplifying information on management fees may increase measures of price elasticity sensitivity among the financially illiterate. We find that by presenting fees in pesos instead of annual percentage rates, financially illiterate workers focus much more on fees when choosing between investment funds, selecting funds with lower average fees in hypothetical choice settings. Even though changes in information have small impacts on fees of the selected fund, holding fees constant, we show that changes in choice behavior imply a substantial increase in price sensitivity. Hence, the way in which information is presented to workers can have a substantial impact on optimal fees that firms can charge in the marketplace.

http://www.nber.org/papers/w14538

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29. FINLANDS BANK/BANK OF FINLAND: "Population ageing and fiscal sustainability in Finland: a stochastic analysis," by Jukka Lassila and Tarmo Valkonen (Working Paper No. 28/2008, December 2008, .pdf format, 71p.). Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

http://www.bof.fi/en/julkaisut/tutkimukset/keskustelualoitteet/2008/dp2008_28.htm

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30. INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF LABOR (IZA) [UNIVERSITY OF BONN, GERMANY]: "Emigration and the Age Profile of Retirement among Immigrants," by Deborah Cobb-Clark and Steven Stillman (Discussion Paper No. 3874, December 2008, .pdf format, 28p.).

Abstract:

This paper analyzes the relationship between immigrants' retirement status and the prevalence of return migration from the host country to their country of origin. We develop a simple theoretical model to illustrate that under reasonable conditions the probability of return migration is maximized at retirement. Reduced-form models of retirement status which control for the rate of return migration are then estimated using unique data on emigration rates matched to individual-level data for Australia. We find that immigrants, particularly immigrant women, are more likely to be retired than are native-born men and women with the same demographic, human capital, and family characteristics. Moreover, within the immigrant population, there is a negative relationship between the propensity to be retired and the return migration rate of one's fellow countrymen, particularly amongst men. This link is strongest for those individuals who are at (or near) retirement age and among those with the highest cost of return migration. These results suggest that the fiscal pressures associated with aging immigrant populations vary substantially across origin countries.

http://ftp.iza.org/dp3874.pdf

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31. CENTER FOR ECONOMIC STUDIES/Ifo INSTITUTE FOR ECONOMIC RESEARCH (CESifo) [Munich, Bavaria, Germany]: "Social Security Systems, Human Capital, and Growth in a Small Open Economy," by Michael Kaganovich and Volker Meier (CESifo Working Paper No. 2488, December 2008, .pdf format, 29p.). Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

http://www.cesifo-group.de/portal/page/portal/ifoHome/b-publ/b3publwp/_wp_abstract?p_file_id=16414

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

32. American Journal of Epidemiology (Vol. 168, No. 12, Dec. 15, 2008).

http://aje.oxfordjournals.org/content/vol168/issue12/index.dtl?etoc

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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 Dec. 10, 2008:

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

B. Alzheimer's Disease: Literature for the week of Dec. 10, 2008:

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

C. Parkinson's Disease: Literature for the week of Dec. 10, 2008:

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

D. Prostate Cancer: Literature for the week of Dec. 10, 2008:

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

E. Stem Cell Research: Literature for the week of Dec. 10, 2008:

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

F. Ophthalmology: Literature for the week of Dec. 10, 2008:

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

AMEDEO Literature Guide:

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

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V. Books:

34. UNITED NATIONS DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL AFFAIRS: Ageing and Development (October 2008, ISBN13: 9781848130531, 272p.).

http://unp.un.org/details.aspx?pid=18126

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VI. Funding Opportunities:

35. US NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH:

A. "Partnering Awards to Support Collaborative Research on the Biology of Aging (R01)," (RFA-AG-09-011, National Institute on Aging, Dec. 3, 2008).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AG-09-011.html

B. "Research on the Cognitive Sequelae of Parkinson's Disease (R01)," (PA-09-033, a reissue of PA-07-198, National Institute on Aging, in conjucntion with other agencies, Dec. 10, 2008).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-09-033.html

C. "Research on the Cognitive Sequelae of Parkinson's Disease (R21)," (PA-09-034, a reissue of PA-07-195, National Institute on Aging, in conjucntion with other agencies, Dec. 10, 2008).

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-09-034.html

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VII. Legislation Information Updates:

36. US SENATE SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON AGING HEARING PUBLICATIONS:

A. "Hidden 401(K) Fees: How Disclosure Can Increase Retirement Security," a hearing held Oct. 24, 2007 (S. Hrg. 110-365, Serial No. 110-16, ASCII text and .pdf format, 217p.).

ASCII:
http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=110_senate_hearings&docid=f:41835.wais

PDF:
http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=110_senate_hearings&docid=f:41835.wais.pdf

B. "Nursing Home Transparency and Improvement," a hearing held Nov. 15, 2007 (S. Hrg. 110-398, Serial No. 110-17, ASCII text and .pdf format, 152p.).

ASCII:
http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=110_senate_hearings&docid=f:41836.wais

PDF:
http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=110_senate_hearings&docid=f:41836.wais.pdf

C. "Reverse Mortgages: Polishing Not Tarnishing The Golden Years," a hearing held Dec. 12, 2007 (S. Hrg. 110-427, Serial No. 110-19, ASCII text and .pdf format, 70p.).

ASCII:
http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=110_senate_hearings&docid=f:42743.wais

PDF:
http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=110_senate_hearings&docid=f:42743.wais.pdf

D. "Older Voters: Opportunities And Challenges In The 2008 Elections," a hearing held Jan. 31, 2008 (S. Hrg. 110-483, Serial No. 110-21, ASCII text and .pdf format, 227p.).

ASCII:
http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=110_senate_hearings&docid=f:44092.wais

PDF:
http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=110_senate_hearings&docid=f:44092.wais.pdf

E. "Foreclosure Aftermath: Preying On Senior Homeowners," a hearing held Feb. 13, 2008 (S. Hrg. 110-532, Serial No. 110-21, ASCII text and .pdf format, 129p.).

ASCII:
http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=110_senate_hearings&docid=f:44093.wais

PDF:
http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=110_senate_hearings&docid=f:44093.wais.pdf

F. "Seniors Going Hungry In America: A Call To Action And Warning For The Future," (S. Hrg. 110-597, Serial No. 110-23, ASCII text and .pdf format, 191p.).

ASCII:
http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=110_senate_hearings&docid=f:45090.wais

PDF
http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=110_senate_hearings&docid=f:45090.wais.pdf

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37. US COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS, SUBCOMMITTEE ON HEALTH HEARING PUBLICATION: "The 2008 Medicare Trustees Report," a hearing held April 1, 2008 (Serial No. 110-76, .pdf and ASCII text format, 56p.).

ASCII:
http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=110_house_hearings&docid=f:43695.wais

PDF:
http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=110_house_hearings&docid=f:43695.wais.pdf

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VIII. Websites of Interest:

38. US ADMINISTRATION ON AGING: "On Monday, December 8, 2008, the Administration on Aging (AoA) participated in a 25-agency meeting hosted by the Commerce Department's National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) to further coordinate Federal efforts to educate vulnerable Americans about the February 17, 2009, deadline to transition to digital television and the TV Converter Box Coupon Program. To date, more than 20 million households have requested more than 39 million coupons and redeemed more than 16 million coupons since the program opened on January 1, 2008. In addition to assisting the NTIA and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in its education and outreach efforts and working with the National Aging Services Network across the country, AoA recently issued a "DTV e-news" to help highlight some recent developments in the DTV outreach campaign."

http://www.aoa.gov/press/for_the_press/pr/archive/2008/December/AoADTVEnews.doc

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IX. Bibliography Updates:

39. HEALTH AND RETIREMENT STUDY: The University of Michigan, Institute for Social Research HRS has recently added the following items to its bibliography. The entire bibliography is available at:

http://hrsonline.isr.umich.edu/papers/sho_papers.php?hfyle=bib_all

Books:

Elmelech, Yuval Transmitting Inequality: Wealth and the American Family. Lanham; Rowman and Littlefield Publishers Inc. [2008]

Hoffmann, Rasmus Socioeconomic Differences in Old Age Mortality (The Springer series on Demographic Methods and Population Analysis, Vol. 25). Dordrecht; Springer [2008]

Dissertation:

Rodriguez-Flores, Alicia. The Effect of Health and Health Risk Factors on Non-Housing Wealth and Medical Expenses. Purdue University [2007]

Journal Articles:

Baker, Lindsey A., Silverstein, Merril. "Preventive Health Behavior among Grandmothers Raising Grandchildren" The Journals of Gerontolo . 63B:5 p.S304-311 [2008]

Baker, Lindsey A., Silverstein, Merril. "Depressive Symptoms among Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: The impact of participation in multiple roles" Journal of Intergenerational Relationships. 6: p.285-304 [2008]

Bowen, Mary Elizabeth, Gonzales, Hector M. "Racial/Ethnic Differences in the Relationship Between the Use of Health Care Services and Functional Disability: The Health and Retirement Study (1992-2004)" The Gerontologist. 48:5 p.659-67 [2008]

Dhaval, Dave, Rashad, Inas, Spasojevic, Jasmina. "The Effects of Retirement on Physical and Mental Health Outcomes" Southern Economic Journal. 75:2 [2008]

Fang, Hanming, Keane, Michael P., Silverman, Dan. "Sources of Advantageous Selection: Evidence from the Medigap Insurance Market" Journal of Political Economy. 116:2 p.303-50 [2008]

Frijters, Paul, Ulker, Aydogan. "Robustness in health research: Do differences in health measures, techniques, and time frame matter?" Journal of Health Economics. 27:6 p.1626 [2008]

Gong, Guan, Webb, Anthony. "Mortality, Heterogeneity and the Distributional Consequences of Mandatory Annuitization" Journal of Risk and Insurance. 75:4 p.1055-79 [2008]

Grafova, Irina B., Freedman, Vicki A., Kumar, Rizie, Rogowski, Jeannette. "Neighborhoods and Obesity in Later Life" American Journal of Public Health. 98:11 p.2065 [2008]

He, Xiaoxing, Meng, Hongdao. "Changes in weight among U.S. adults aged 70 and over, 1993 to 2002" Preventive Medicine. 47: p.489-93 [2008]

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Friedberg, Leora, sun, Wei, Webb, Anthony. How Much Do Older Workers Value Employee Health Insurance?. Boston College; Center for Retirement Research [2008]

Sass, Steven A., Sun, Wei, Webb, Anthony. When Should Married Men Claim Social Security Benefits?. Boston College; Center for Retirement Research [2008]

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Thanks,

Charlie

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