Current Awareness in Aging Research (CAAR) Report #606 -- September 22, 2011

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 ADMINISTRATION ON AGING CENSUS DATA UPDATE: AoA has updated it's Census 2010 dataset concentrating on age statistics to include "race and Hispanic status among the older population by state in 2010." (September 2011, Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.aoa.gov/AoAroot/Aging_Statistics/Census_Population/census2010/docs/stterr2010.xls

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2. US CENSUS BUREAU NEWS RELEASE: "Census Bureau Releases 2010 American Community Survey Single Year Estimates" (CB11-158, Sep. 22, 2011). The release links to tables in the Census Bureau's American Factfinder web based extractor.

http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/american_community_survey_acs/cb11-158.html

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3. US NATIONAL CENTER FOR HEALTH STATISTICS: "Preliminary Quarterly Microdata Files (National Health Interview Survey)" (September 2011). Note: there are restrictions on these data, see the "RDC" link on the page for more information.

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhis/earlyrelease/microdata201109.htm

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4. INTER-UNIVERSITY CONSORTIUM FOR POLITICAL AND SOCIAL RESEARCH: "ICPSR's National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging announced the release of the following new dataset that may be of interest to researchers of aging on Sep. 19, 2011. 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/icpsrweb/ICPSR/administration/institutions

Survey of Midlife Development in Japan (MIDJA), April-September 2008

http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/NACDA/studies/30822/version/1

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II. Reports and articles:

5. US ADMINISTRATION ON AGING NEWSLETTER: AoA eNewsletter (Sep. 19, 2011, .pdf format, 8p.).

http://www.aoa.gov/AoARoot/Press_Room/Enews/index.aspx

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6. US CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL PERIODICAL ARTICLE: "QuickStats: Location of Death for Decedents Aged =85 Years --- United States, 1989--2007" (_Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report_, Vol. 60, No. 37, Sep. 23, 2011, HTML and .pdf format, p. 1285).

HTML:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6037a9.htm?s_cid=mm6037a9_w

.pdf:

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/pdf/wk/mm6037.pdf

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7. US DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, OFFICE OF THE INSPECTOR GENERAL REPORTS:

A. "Review of Place-of-Service Coding for Physician Services Processed by Medicare Part B Contractors During Calendar Year 2009" (A-01-10-00516, September 2011, .pdf format, 21p.).

http://oig.hhs.gov/oas/reports/region10/11000516.asp

B. "Review of Place-of-Service Coding for Physician Services Processed by Medicare Part B Contractors During Calendar Year 2008" (A-01-10-00513, September 2011, .pdf format, 21p.).

http://oig.hhs.gov/oas/reports/region10/11000513.asp

C. "Review of Medicare Payments Exceeding Charges for Outpatient Services Processed by National Government Services in Jurisdiction 8 for the Period January 1, 2006, Through June 30, 2009" (A-05-10-00017, September 2011, .pdf format, 19p.).

http://www.oig.hhs.gov/oas/reports/region5/51000017.asp

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8. US MEDICARE PAYMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE HEARING TRANSCRIPT: A transcript of the Sep. 15-16, 2011 meeting is available (.pdf format, 441p.).

http://www.medpac.gov/meetings.cfm

Scroll to "Past Meetings."

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9. US NATIONAL CENTER FOR HEALTH STATISTICS REPORTS:

A. "Health Insurance Coverage: Early Release of Estimates From the National Health Interview Survey, January-March 2011," by Robin A. Cohen and Michael E. Martinez (September 2011, .pdf format, 26p.).

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhis/earlyrelease/insur201109.htm

B. "Early Release of Selected Estimates Based on Data From the January-March 2011 National Health Interview Survey" (September 2011, .pdf format, 134p.).

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis/released201109.htm

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10. US NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH NEWS RELEASE: "NIH again recognized by AARP as a top employer for workers over 50" (Sep. 14, 2011).

http://www.nih.gov/news/health/sep2011/od-14.htm

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11. US SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION, OFFICE OF THE CHIEF ACTUARY PROPOSALS ADDRESSING TRUST FUND SOLVENCY REPORTS:

A. "Preliminary Estimates of the OASDI Financial Effects of a Proposal Requested by Senator Tom Coburn" (July 2011, .pdf format, 4p.).

B. "Estimated Financial Effects of the Proposed Bill to be Named "Keeping Our Social Security Promises Act," Requested by Senator Bernard Sanders (September 2011, .pdf format, 17p.).

C. "Preliminary Estimates of the Financial Effects of a Proposal to Provide Voluntary Personal Accounts and to Restore 75-year Solvency for Social Security, Requested by Representative Thaddeus McCotter (September 2011, .pdf format, 15p.).

All can be accessed from:

http://www.socialsecurity.gov/OACT/solvency/index.html

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12. US SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION, RESEARCH, STATISTICS, AND POLICY ANALYSIS REPORTS:

A. "OASDI Beneficiaries by State and ZIP Code, 2010" (September 2011, HTML, .pdf, and Microsoft Excel format, 716p.).

http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/oasdi_zip/2010/index.html

B. "SSI Monthly Statistics, August 2011" (September 2011, HTML and .pdf format).

http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/ssi_monthly/2011-08/index.html

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13. AARP REPORTS, PRIME TIME RADIO:

A. "Housing for Older Adults: The Impacts of the Recession," by Rodney Harrell (September 2011, .pdf format, 12p.). The report links to another report: "State Housing Profiles: Housing Conditions and Affordability for the Older Population," by Rodney Harrell and Ari Houser (September 2011, .pdf format, 558p.).

http://www.aarp.org/home-garden/housing/info-09-2011/insight-53.html

Click on "Summary Report for link to "Housing for Older Adults: The Impacts of the Recession," and on "Full Report" for link to "State Housing Profiles: Housing Conditions and Affordability for the Older Population."

B. AARP Prime Time Radio: The following Prime Time Radio show (RealPlayer and MP3 format, running time, between 23 and 30 minutes) have been added to the PTR site:

Aging in the United Kingdom (Sep. 20, 2011).

http://www.aarp.org/politics-society/around-the-globe/info-08-2011/aging-in-the-united-kingdom.html

Modern Hospice Care (Sep. 20, 2011).

http://www.aarp.org/relationships/caregiving/info-09-2011/modern-hospice-care.html

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14. AMERICAN SOCIETY ON AGING PERIODICAL ARTICLE: "Shining a Light on Young Caregivers" (in Aging Today, September/October 2011).

http://www.asaging.org/blog/shining-light-young-caregivers

More information about ASA:

http://www.asaging.org/about-asa

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15. BOSTON COLLEGE CENTER FOR RETIREMENT RESEARCH ISSUE BRIEF: "Comparing Compensation: State-Local Versus Private Sector Workers," by Alicia H. Munnell, Jean-Pierre Aubry, Josh Hurwitz, and Laura Quinby (SLP#20, September 2011, .pdf format, 19p.).

http://crr.bc.edu/briefs/comparing_compensation_state-local_versus_private_sector_workers.html

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16. CARE QUALITY COMMISSION [UK] REPORT: "State of Care 2010/11," (September 2011, .pdf format, 72p.).

http://www.cqc.org.uk/stateofcare2010-11/downloadthereport.cfm

More information about CQC:

http://www.cqc.org.uk/aboutcqc.cfm

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17. CENTER FOR AGING RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT IN IRELAND (CARDI) E-LIBRARY UPDATE: CARDI e-library has updated its links to relevant papers from Sep. 16-Sep. 23, 2011).

http://www.cardi.ie/directory

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18. FAMILY CAREGIVER ALLIANCE FACT SHEETS:

A. "Selected Caregiver Statistics" (September 2011).

http://caregiver.org/caregiver/jsp/content_node.jsp?nodeid=439

B. "Caregiving with Your Siblings" (September 2011).

http://caregiver.org/caregiver/jsp/content_node.jsp?nodeid=2488

C. "Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)" (September 2011).

http://caregiver.org/caregiver/jsp/content_node.jsp?nodeid=2501

D. "Legal Issues for LGBT Caregivers" (September 2011).

http://caregiver.org/caregiver/jsp/content_node.jsp?nodeid=436

E. "Special Concerns of LGBT Caregivers" (September 2011).

http://caregiver.org/caregiver/jsp/content_node.jsp?nodeid=2492

For information about FCA:

http://caregiver.org/caregiver/jsp/content_node.jsp?nodeid=349

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19. NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SOCIAL INSURANCE BRIEF: "How Would Seniors Fare--by Age, Gender, Race and Ethnicity, and Income--Under the Bowles-Simpson Social Security Proposals by 2070?" by Virginia P. Reno and Elisa A. Walker (Social Security Brief 38, September 2011, .pdf format, 9p.).

http://www.nasi.org/research/2011/how-would-seniors-fare-%E2%80%93-age-gender-race-ethnicity-income-%E2%80%93

More information about NASI:

http://www.nasi.org/about

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20. UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT LOS ANGELES CENTER FOR HEALTH POLICY RESEARCH HEALTH POLICY BRIEF: "Stressed and Strapped: Caregivers in California," by Geoffrey J. Hoffman and Carolyn A. Mendez-Luck (September 2011, .pdf format, 8p.). The report is linked to from a CHPR news release: "Stressed and strapped: Caregivers for friends, relatives suffer emotional and financial strain" (Sep. 21, 2011).

http://www.healthpolicy.ucla.edu/NewsReleaseDetails.aspx?id=90

Click on "policy brief" in the first paragraph of the news release for link to full text.

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21. URBAN INSTITUTE BRIEF: "Preserving Medicare: A Practical Approach to Controlling Spending," by Robert A. Berenson and John Holahan (September 2011, .pdf format, 11p.).

http://www.urban.org/publications/412405.html

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22. WEEKLY STANDARD ARTICLE: "The Medicare Monster: An entitlement problem too big to ignore," by Yuval Levin (Vol. 17, No. 2, Sep. 26, 2011).

http://www.weeklystandard.com/articles/medicare-monster_593652.html

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23. MEDSCAPE PHARMACISTS "ASK THE EXPERTS": Note: Medscape requires free registration before providing articles. "Does Long-term Levothyroxine Use Cause Bone Loss?" by Gayle Nicholas Scott (September 2011).

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/749533

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24. PUBLIC LIBRARY OF MEDICINE (PLoS) ONE ARTICLE: "RNA Oxidation Adducts 8-OHG and 8-OHA Change with A{Beta}42 Levels in Late-Stage Alzheimer's Disease," by Adam M. Weidner, Melissa A. Bradley, Tina L. Beckett, Dana M. Niedowicz, Amy L.S. Dowling, Sergey V. Matveev, Harry LeVine, Mark A. Lovell, and M. Paul Murphy (PLoS ONE 6(9): e24930. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0024930, Vol. 6, No. 9, September 2011, HTML, XML, and .pdf format, 6p.).

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0024930

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25. NATURE REVIEWS NEUROSCIENCE PERSPECTIVES ABSTRACT: "A pathophysiological framework of hippocampal dysfunction in ageing and disease," by Scott A. Small, Scott A. Schobel, Richard B. Buxton, Menno P. Witter, and Carol A. Barnes (Vol. 12, No. 10, October 2011, p. 585-601).

http://www.nature.com/nrn/journal/v12/n10/abs/nrn3085.html

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26. NATURE LETTER ARTICLE: "Absence of effects of Sir2 overexpression on lifespan in C. elegans and Drosophila," by Camilla Burnett, Sara Valentini, Filipe Cabreiro, Martin Goss, Milan Somogyvari, Matthew D. Piper, Matthew Hoddinott, George L. Sutphin, Vid Leko, Joshua J. McElwee, Rafael P. Vazquez-Manrique, Anne-Marie Orfila, Daniel Ackerman, Catherine Au, Giovanna Vinti, Michele Riesen, Ken Howard, Christian Neri, Antonio Bedalov, Matt Kaeberlein, Csaba Soti, Linda Partridge, and David Gems (Vol. 477, No. 7635, Sep. 22, 2011, p. 482-485). Check your library for electronic availability.

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v477/n7365/full/nature10296.html

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27. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION ARTICLE ABSTRACT: "Prediction of Erectile Function Following Treatment for Prostate Cancer," by Mehrdad Alemozaffar, Meredith M. Regan, Matthew R. Cooperberg, John T. Wei, Jeff M. Michalski, Howard M. Sandler, Larry Hembroff, Natalia Sadetsky, Christopher S. Saigal, Mark S. Litwin, Eric Klein, Adam S. Kibel, Daniel A. Hamstra, Louis L. Pisters, Deborah A. Kuban, Irving D. Kaplan, David P. Wood, Jay Ciezki, Rodney L. Dunn, Peter R. Carroll, and Martin G. Sanda (Vol. 306, No. 11, Sep. 21, 2011, p. 1205-1214).

http://jama.ama-assn.org/content/306/11/1205.abstract

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28. NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE PERSPECTIVE: "Confronting Alzheimer's Disease," by Susan Okie (Vol. 365, No. 12, Sep. 22, 2011, HTML and .pdf format, p. 1069-1072). This article is available free of charge.

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp1107288

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29. BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL NEWS EXTRACT ARTICLE:

A. "Dutch doctors complain about long wait for judgments in cases of euthanasia," by Tony Sheldon (BMJ 2011; 343:d5768, Vol. 343, No. 7823, Sep. 17, 2011).

http://www.bmj.com/content/343/bmj.d5768.extract

B. "Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole induced hyperkalaemia in elderly patients receiving spironolactone: nested case-control study," by Tony Antoniou, Tara Gomes, Muhammad M. Mamdani, Zhan Yao, Chelsea Hellings, Amit X. Garg, Matthew A. Weir, and David N, Juurlink (BMJ 2011;343:doi:10.1136/bmj.d5228, Vol. 343, No. 7823, Sep. 17, 2011, HTML and .pdf format, 6p.). This article is available free of charge.

http://www.bmj.com/content/343/bmj.d5228.full

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30. LANCET ARTICLE ABSTRACT: Note: Lancet requires free registration before providing content. "Carboplatin and weekly paclitaxel doublet chemotherapy compared with monotherapy in elderly patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer: IFCT-0501 randomised, phase 3 trial," by Elisabeth Quoix, Gerard Zalcman, Jean-Philippe Oster, Virginie Westeel, Eric Pichon, Armelle Lavole, Jerome Dauba, Didier Debieuvre, Pierre-Jean Souquet, Laurence Bigay-Game, Eric Dansin, Michel Poudenx, Olivier Molinier, Fabien Vaylet, Denis Moro-Sibilot, Dominique Herman, Jaafar Bennouna, Jean Tredaniel, Alain Ducolone, Marie-Paule Lebitasy, Laurence Baudrin, Silvy Laporte, and Bernard Milleron (Vol. 378, No. 9796, Sep. 17, 2011, p. 1079-1088).

http://www.lancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736%2811%2960780-0/abstract

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31. LANCET NEUROLOGY ARTICLE ABSTRACT: "Association of LRRK2 exonic variants with susceptibility to Parkinson's disease: a case-control study," by Owen A. Ross, Alexandra I. Soto-Ortolaza, Michael G. Heckman, Jan O. Aasly, Nadine Abahuni, Grazia Annesi, Justin A. Bacon, Soraya Bardien, Maria Bozi, Alexis Brice, Laura Brighina, Christine Van Broeckhoven, Jonathan Carr, Marie-Christine Chartier-Harlin, Efthimios Dardiotis, Dennis W. Dickson, Nancy N. Diehl, Alexis Elbaz, Carlo Ferrarese, Alessandro Ferraris, Brian Fiske, J. Mark Gibson, Rachel Gibson, Georgios M. Hadjigeorgiou, Nobutaka Hattori, John P.A. Ioannidis, Barbara Jasinska-Myga, Beom S. Jeon, Yun Joong Kim, Christine Klein, Rejko Kruger, Elli Kyratzi, Suzanne Lesage, Chin-Hsien Lin, Timothy Lynch, Demetrius M Maraganore, George D. Mellick, Eugenie Mutez, Christer Nilsson, Grzegorz Opala, Sung Sup Park, Andreas Puschmann, Aldo Quattrone, Manu Sharma, Peter A. Silburn, Young Ho Sohn, Leonidas Stefanis, Vera Tadic, Jessie Theuns, Hiroyuki Tomiyama, Ryan J. Uitti, Enza Maria Valente, Simone van de Loo, Demetrios K. Vassilatis, Carles Vilarino-Guell, Linda R. White, Karin Wirdefeldt, Zbigniew K. Wszolek, Ruey-Meei Wu, and Matthew J. Farrer (Vol. 10, No. 10, October 2011, p. 898-908).

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/laneur/article/PIIS1474-4422%2811%2970175-2/abstract

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III. Working Papers:

32. UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN CENTER FOR DEMOGRAPHY AND ECOLOGY: "Sexual Expression in Later Life: A Review and Synthesis," by John D. DeLamater (CDE Working Paper No. 2011-08, 2011, .pdf format, 56p.).

Abstract:

In the past decade, researchers have begun to study the sexual functioning of typical older persons. This review summarizes literature on the sexuality of men and women over age 50 as researched by social and health scientists. Research on the relationship of biological factors (changes accompanying aging), health (physical, mental, and medication use), psychological factors (attitudes, information about sex), relationship factors (status, satisfaction), and sexual functioning (desire, dysfunctions, treatment) to sexual behavior is reviewed. The review suggests that 1) men and women remain sexually active into their 70s and 80s, 2) aging-related physical changes do not necessarily lead to decline in sexual functioning, and 3) good physical and mental health, positive attitudes toward sex in later life, and access to a healthy partner are associated with continued sexual activity. In turn, regular sexual expression is associated with good physical and mental health. Progress in understanding later life sexuality requires development of comprehensive theoretical models, a broad focus on intimacy, attention to measures and samples, and research on couples. Progress in understanding is especially important, given the aging of populations.

http://www.ssc.wisc.edu/cde/cdewp/2011-08.pdf

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33. BOSTON COLLEGE CENTER FOR RETIREMENT RESEARCH: "Corporate Pension Plan Investments in Alternative Assets: Determinants and Consequences," by Divya Anantharaman (WP#2011-13, September 2011, .pdf format, 42p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

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

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34. NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH: "The Financial Crisis and the Well-Being of Americans," by Angus S. Deaton (w17128, September 2011, .pdf format, 54p.).

Abstract:

The Great Recession was associated with large changes in income, wealth, and unemployment, changes that affected many lives. Since January 2008, the Gallup Organization has been collecting daily data on 1,000 Americans each day, with a range of self-reported well-being (SWB) questions. I use these data to examine how the recession affected the emotional and evaluative lives of the population, as well as of subgroups within it. In the fall of 2008, around the time of the collapse of Lehman Brothers, and lasting into the spring of 2009, at the bottom of the stock market, Americans reported sharp declines in their life evaluation, sharp increases in worry and stress, and declines in positive affect. By the end of 2010, in spite of continuing high unemployment, these measures had largely recovered, though worry remained higher and life evaluation lower than in January 2008. The SWB measures do a much better job of monitoring short-run levels of anxiety as the crisis unfolded than they do of reflecting the evolution of the economy over a year or two. Even large macroeconomic shocks to income and unemployment can be expected to produce only small and hard to detect effects on SWB measures. SWB, particularly evaluation of life as a whole, is sensitive to question order effects. Asking political questions before the life evaluation question reduces reported life evaluation by an amount that dwarfs the effects of even the worst of the crisis; these order effects persist deep into the interview, and condition the reporting of hedonic experience and of satisfaction with standard of living. Methods for controlling these effects need to be developed and tested if national measures are to be comparable over space and time.

http://www.nber.org/papers/w17128

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35. PENSION RESEARCH COUNCIL, WHARTON SCHOOL, UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA: Note: PRC requires free registration before providing working papers.

A. "Trading in 401(k) Plans during the Financial Crisis," by Ning Tang, Olivia S. Mitchell, and Stephen P. Utkus (WP2011-11, September 2011, .pdf format, 29p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.pensionresearchcouncil.org/publications/document.php?file=981

B. "Lifecycle Impacts of the Financial Crisis on Optimal Consumption-Portfolio Choice, and Labor Supply," by Jingjing Chai, Raimond Maurer, Olivia S. Mitchell, and Ralph Rogalla (WP2011-12, September 2011, .pdf format, 36p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.pensionresearchcouncil.org/publications/document.php?file=982

C. "A Stress Test for the Private Employer Defined Contribution System," by David Wray (WP2011-13, September 2011, .pdf format, 12p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.pensionresearchcouncil.org/publications/document.php?file=983

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36. RAND CORPORATION: "What's My Account Really Worth? The Effect of Lifetime Income Disclosure on Retirement Savings," Gopi Shah Goda, Colleen Flaherty Manchester, and Aaron Sojourner (WR873, July 2011, .pdf format, 37p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.rand.org/pubs/working_papers/WR873.html

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37. ORGANISATION FOR ECONOMIC CO-OPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT: "The Role of Pension Funds in Financing Green Growth Initiatives," by Raffaele Della Croce, Christopher Kaminker, and Fiona Stewart ( OECD Working Papers on Finance, Insurance and Private Pensions No. 10, September 2011, .pdf format, 62p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/finance-and-investment/the-role-of-pension-funds-in-financing-green-growth-initiatives_5kg58j1lwdjd-en

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38. INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF LABOR (IZA) [UNIVERSITY OF BONN, GERMANY]: "The Recent Evolution of Retirement Patterns in Canada," by Pierre Lefebvre, Philip Merrigan, and Pierre-Carl Michaud (Discussion Paper 5979, September 2011, .pdf format, 42p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.iza.org/en/webcontent/publications/papers/viewAbstract?dp_id=5979

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

39. American Journal of Epidemiology (Vol. 174, No. 7, Oct. 1, 2011).

http://aje.oxfordjournals.org/content/vol174/issue7/index.dtl?etoc

40. Journal of Applied Gerontology (Vol. 30, No. 5, October 2011).

http://jag.sagepub.com/content/vol30/issue5/?etoc

41. Journal of the American Geriatric Society (Vol. 59, No. 9, September 2011).

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jgs.2011.59.issue-9/issuetoc

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42. 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 Sep. 19, 2011:

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

B. Alzheimer's Disease: Literature for the week of Sep. 19, 2011:

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

C. Parkinson's Disease: Literature for the week of Sep. 19, 2011:

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

D. Prostate Cancer: Literature for the week of Sep. 19, 2011:

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

E. Stem Cell Research: Literature for the week of Sep. 19, 2011:

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

F. Ophthalmology: Literature for the week of Sep. 19, 2011:

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

AMEDEO Literature Guide:

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

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V. Funding Opportunities/Employment Opportunities:

43. US NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH:

A. "Social Neuroscience and Neuroeconomics of Aging (R01)" (PAR-11-337, various application deadline due dates, companion FOA PAR-11-336, R21 is linked to from this FOA, National Institute on Aging). For more information see:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-11-337.html

B. "Mechanistic Pathways Linking Psychosocial Stress and Behavior (R01)" (RFA-HL-12-037, application due date is Dec. 19, 2011, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with several other agencies). For more information see:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HL-12-037.html

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44. AGEWORK.COM: AgeWork has updated its employment page with listings through Sept. 22, 2011.

http://agework.geron.org/c/search_results.cfm?site_id=312

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VI. Conferences:

45. FUTURAGE ROADMAP FOR AGEING RESEARCH: "Road Map Launch Conference," to be held Oct. 18, 2011, in Brussels, Belgium. For more information see:

http://futurage.group.shef.ac.uk/road-map-launch-conference.html

More information about Futurage:

http://futurage.group.shef.ac.uk/about.html

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46. MUHANNA FOUNDATION, IN COOPERATION WITH THE MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND SOCIAL INSURANCE OF CYPRUS, AND IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL SECURITY ASSOCIATION: "18th Regional Social Insurance, Pension and Provident Funds Conference, "Meeting Today's Challenges in Social Protection and Retirement Systems," to be held in Nicosia, Cyprus Oct. 11-13, 2011). For more information see (.pdf format, 8p.):

http://www.muhanna.org/18th%202011/18%20Conference%20full%20announcement%20pre%20final%20V2.pdf

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VII. Legislation Information Updates:

47. US HOUSE COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS HEARING TESTIMONY: "Expiring Medicare Provider Payment Policies," a hearing held Sep. 21, 2011 (.pdf format).

http://waysandmeans.house.gov/Calendar/EventSingle.aspx?EventID=260035

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It is not by muscle, speed, or physical dexterity that great things are achieved, but by reflection, force of character, and judgement; and in these qualities old age is usually not only not poorer, but is even richer

Cicero--106-43 B.C.

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