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end of life


Book Chapters


Carr, Deborah. 2011. "Death and Dying." Pp. 121 in The Concise Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology, edited by G. Ritzer. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing   (no copy available)
Carr, Deborah. Forthcoming. "Death and Dying." in In The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Health and Society, edited by W. Cockerham. New York: Wiley-Blackwell   (no copy available)
Carr, Deborah. Forthcoming. "Experiencing Loss: Widowhood and Death." in Experiencing Aging: A Social Gerontology Reader, edited by D. C. a. V. Phua. New York: Linus Publishing   (no copy available)
Carr, Deborah. Forthcoming. "Widows and Widowers." in Encyclopedia of Death and the Human Experience, edited by D. L. P. a. C. D. Bryant. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage   (no copy available)

Journal Articles


Keary, Sara and Sara Moorman. 2015. "Patient-Physician End-of-Life Discussions in the Routine Care of Medicare Beneficiaries." Journal of Aging and Health Forthcoming PMCID: 25649675  (no copy available)
Jokela, M., D. Batty, T. Hintsa, M. Elovainio, C. Hakulinen, and M. Kivimaki. 2014. "Is Personality Associated with Cancer Incidence and Mortality? An Individual-Participant Meta-Analysis of 2156 Incident Cancer Cases Among 42,843 Men and Women." British Journal of Cancer 110:1820-1824 PMCID: Pending  (no copy available)
Pudrovska, Tettyana. 2014. "Early-Life Socioeconomic Status and Mortality at Three Life Course Stages: An Increasing Within-Cohort Inequality." Journal of Health and Social Behavior 55 PMCID: 24818953  (no copy available)
Pudrovska, Tettyana and Benedicta Anikputa. 2014. "Early-Life Socioeconomic Status and Mortality in Later Life: An Inegration of Four Life-Course Mechanisms." The Journals of Gerontology Serise B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences 69 PMCID: 24496607   (no copy available)
Jokela, Markus, David Batty, Solja Nyberg, and Et al. 2013. "Personality and All-Cause Mortality: Individual-Participant Meta-Analysis of 3,947 Deaths in 76,150 Adults." American Journal of Epidemiology 178:667-675 PMCID: PMC3755650   (no copy available)
Jokela, Markus, Laura Pulkki-Raback, Marko Elovainio, and Mika Kivimaki. 2013. "Personality Traits as Risk Factors for Stroke and Coronary Heart Disease Mortality: Pooled Analysis of Three Cohort Studies." Journal of Behavioral Medicine Forthcoming PMCID: 24203126  (no copy available)
Ha, Jung-Hwa and Manacy Pai. 2013. "Do Personality Traits Moderate the Impact of Care Receipt on End-of-Life Care Planning?" Gerontologist 52:759-769 PMCID: PMC3495908   (no copy available)
Carr, Deborah, Sara Moorman, and Kathrin Boerner. 2013. "End-of-Life Planning in a Family Context: Does Relationship Quality Affect Whether (and with whom) Older Adults Plan?" Journals of Gerontology Series B 68:586-592 PMCID: 23689997  (no copy available)
Carr, Deborah. 2013. "Why Are Economically Disadvantaged Americans Less Likely Than Wealthier Persons to Make Preparations for Their End-of-Life Health Care?" Journal of Health and Social Behavior 53:296 PMCID: 22940812  (no copy available)
Moorman, S., D. Carr, K. Kirchhoff, and B. Hammes. 2012. "An Assessment of Social Diffusion in the Respecting Choices Advance Care Planning Program." Death Studies 36:301-322 PMCID: PMC3982862   (no copy available)
Carr, Deborah. 2012. "The Social Stratification of Older Adults' Preperations for End-of-Life Health Care." Journal of Health and Social Behavior 53:297-312 PMCID: 22940813  Publication
Ha, Jung-Hwa and Manacy Pai. 2012. "Do Personality Traits Moderate the Impact of Care Receipt on End-of-Life Care Planning?" The Gerontologist:1-11 PMCID: 22459693  Publication
Pudrovska, Tetyana, Andriy Anishkin, and Yifang Shen. 2012. "Early-Life Socioeconomic Status and the Prevalence of Breast Cancer in Later Life." Research on Aging 34:302-320 PMCID: 22936839   Publication
Sharp, Shane, Deborah Carr, and Cameron Macdonald. 2012. "Religion and End-of-Life Treatment Preferences: Assessing the Effects of Religious Denomination and Beliefs." Social Forces 91:275-298 PMCID: Pending  Publication
Pudrovska, Tetyana and Benedicta Anikputa. 2011. "The Role of Early-Life Socioeconomic Status in Breast Cancer Incidence and Mortality: Unraveling Life Course Mechanisms." Journal of Aging and Health:1-22 PMCID: 21956096  Publication
Moorman, Sara M., Deborah Carr, Karin T. Kirchhoff, and Bernard J. Hammes. 2011. "Evaluating the Respecting Choices® Advance Care Planning Program: An Indirect Assessment Using the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study." Death Studies PMCID: Pending  Publication
Pandhi, Nancy, Jennifer DeVoe, Jessica Schumacher, Christie Bartels, Carolyn Thorpe, Joshua Thorpe, and Maureen Smith. 2011. "Number of First-Contact Access Components Required to Improve Preventive Service Receipt in Primary Care Homes." Journal of General Internal Medicine Forthcoming PMCID: 22215269  Publication
Moorman, Sara M. 2011. "The Importance of Feeling Understood in Marital Conversations About End-of-Life Care." Journal of Social and Personal Relationships 28:100-116 PMCID: 21442016  Publication
Garrido, Melissa, Ellen Idler, Howard Leventhal, and Deborah Carr. 2011. "Advance Care Planning: The Role of End-of-Life Values and Beliefs about Control over the Length of Life." PMCID: Pending  (no copy available)
Carr, Deborah. 2011. "Racial Differences in End-of-Life Planning: Why Don't Blacks and Latinos Prepare for the Inevitable?" Journal of Death and Dying 63:1-20 PMCID: 21748919  Publication
Moorman, Sara. 2010. "Older Adults' Preferences for Independent or Delegated End-of-Life Medical Decision Making." Journal of Aging and Health 23:135-157 PMCID: 20947875  Publication
Reither, Eric N., Robert M. Hauser, and Karen C. Swallen. 2009. "Predicting Adult Health and Mortality from Adolescent Facial Characteristics in Yearbook Photographs." Demography 46:27-41 PMCID: 19348107  Publication
Khodyakov, Dmitry and Deborah Carr. 2009. "The Impact of Late-Life Parental Death on Adult Sibling Relationships: Do Parents' Advance Directives Help or Hurt?" Research on Aging 31:495-519 PMCID: 20686628  Publication
Carr, D. and Moorman, S. 2009. "End-of-Life Treatment Preferences Among Older Adults: An Assessment of Psychosocial Influences." Sociological Forum 24:754-778 PMCID: 21057589  Publication
Moorman, Sara M., Robert M. Hauser, and Deborah Carr. 2009. "Do Older Adults Know Their Spouses' End-of-Life Treatment Preferences?" Research on Aging 31:463-491 PMCID: 20046978  Publication
Rogers, Catherine H., Frank J. Floyd, Marsha M. Seltzer, Jan S. Greenberg, and Jinkuk Hong. 2008 "Long-term Effects of the Death of a Child on Parents' Adjustment in Midlife." Journal of Family Psychology 22:203-211 PMCID: 18410207  Publication
Moorman, Sara M. and Deborah Carr. 2008. "Spouses' Effectiveness as End-of-Life Health Care Surrogates: Accuracy, Uncertainty, and Errors of Overtreatment or Undertreatment." The Gerontologist 48:811-819 PMCID: 19139254  Publication
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 62:135-141 PMCID: 17379683  Publication
Maenner, M., J. Greenberg, and M Mailick. In Press. "Association Between Mild Intellectual Disability and Early Mortality in Men and Women: Evidence from a Population-Based Cohort Study." American Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities PMCID: Pending  (no copy available)

Working Papers


Raymo, James, John R. Warren, and Andrew Halpern-Manners. 2013. "Careers and Mortality: What Do We Learn from Detailed Employment History Data?".  (no copy available)
Moorman, Sara M., Robert M. Hauser, and Deborah S. Carr. 2007. "Do Older Adults Know Their Spouses' End-of-Life Treatment Preferences? Evidence From the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study." CDE Working Paper No. 2007-05, Center for Demography and Ecology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI.  Publication

Master's Theses


Su, Yung-ting. 2005. "Looking Beyond Retirement - Patterns and Predictors of Formal End-of-Life Planning Among Retirement Age Individiuals." Master's Thesis, Department of Consumer Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin.  Publication

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