Current Awareness in Aging Research (CAAR) Report #585 -- Apr. 28, 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:


I. Data:

1. MEDICAL EXPENDITURE PANEL SURVEY: The US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has released a new MEPS data file (March 2011, data in .zip or self decompressing [.exe] ASCII text and SAS Transport format, with documentation in HTML and .pdf format, and SAS programming statements in ASCII format).

HC-123: 2009 Full Year Population Characteristics


II. Reports and articles:

2. US CENSUS BUREAU NEWS RELEASE: "Census Bureau Reports State Retirement Systems Assets Fall 641 Billion Dollars in 2009" (CB11-75, Apr. 27, 2011). The news release links to a summary (.pdf format, 2p.) as well as detailed tables (.pdf format).



A. "Part D Plans Generally Cover Drugs Commonly Used By Dual Eligibles" (OEI-05-10-00390, April 2011, .pdf format, 28p.).

B. "Comparison of Average Sales Prices and Average Manufacturer Prices: An Overview of 2009" (OEI-03-10-00380, April 2011, .pdf format, 33p.).


4. US NATIONAL CENTER FOR HEALTH STATISTICS REPORT: "Home Health Care and Discharged Hospice Care Patients: United States, 2000 and 2007," by Christine Caffrey, Manisha Sengupta, Abigail Moss, Lauren Harris-Kojetin, and Roberto Valverde (National Health Statistics Report No. 38, April 2011, .pdf format, 28p.).


5. US NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH NEWS RELEASE: "NIH study finds Avastin and Lucentis are equally effective in treating age-related macular degeneration" (Apr. 28, 2011).


6. US SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION, RESEARCH, STATISTICS, AND POLICY ANALYSIS REPORT: "Congressional Statistics, December 2010" (April 2011, HTML, .pdf and Microsoft Excel format, 110p.).


7. STATISTICS CANADA/STATISTIQUE CANADA PERIODICAL ARTICLE: "Retiring with debt," by Katherine Marshall (in Perspectives on Labour and Income, Apr. 27, 2011, HTML and .pdf format, p. 3-12).


8. CALIFORNIA SENATE RULES COMMITTEE REPORT: "Caregiver Roulette: California Fails to Screen those who Care for the Elderly at Home," by John Hill (April 2011, .pdf format, 41p.).



A. "How the Travel Patterns of Older Adults Are Changing: Highlights from the 2009 National Household Travel Survey," by Jana Lynott and Carlos Figueiredo (April 2011, .pdf format, 7p.).

B. "Improving Advanced Illness Care: The Evolution of State POLST Programs," by Naomi Karp and Charles Sabatino (April 2011, .pdf format, 55p.).

C. "Winter Heating Costs and Older and Low-Income Households - March 2011," by Ann McLarty Jackson and Neal Walters (March 2011).


10. BOSTON COLLEGE CENTER FOR RETIREMENT RESEARCH ISSUE BRIEF: "A Role for Defined Contribution Plans in the Public Sector," by Alicia H. Munnell, Jean-Pierre Aubry, Josh Hurwitz, and Laura Quinby (SLP#16, April 2011, .pdf format, 14p.).


11. UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN POPULATION STUDIES CENTER MONOGRAPH CHAPTER: "Impact of population change on well-being of elderly in Thailand," by John E. Knodel, Napaporn Chayovan, and Vipan Prachuabmoh (in Impact of Demographic Change in Thailand, edited by Gavin Jones and Wassana Im-em, UNFPA Thailand Reprint No. 616, 2011, .pdf format, p. 35-63). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:


12. NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SOCIAL INSURANCE FACT SHEET: "Should Social Security's Cost-of-Living Adjustment Be Changed," by Benjamin W. Veghte, Virginia P. Reno, Thomas N. Bethell, and Elisa A. Walker (April 2011, .pdf format, 5p.).

More information about NASI:


13. NATIONAL CLEARINGHOUSE ON THE DIRECT CARE WORKFORCE REPORT: "Building Infrastructure to Support CLASS: The Potential of Matching Service Registries" (CLASS Technical Assistance Brief Series, Spring 2011, No. 16, .pdf format, 10p.).

More information about NCDCW:


14. PENN STATE UNIVERSITY--HARRISBURGH PENNSYLVANIA STATE DATA CENTER RESEARCH BRIEF: "Advanced Group Quarters Data Released for Pennsylvania: Nursing Home Population Decreases 23.1 Percent" (April 2011, .pdf format, 2p.).


15. PEW CENTER ON THE STATES REPORT: "The Widening Gap: The Great Recession's Impact on State Pension and Retiree Health Care Costs" (April 2011, .pdf format, 10p.)

Click on "report" for link to full text.



A. "Retirement Account Balances" (updated April 2011, HTML and .pdf format, 2p.).

B. "Does Constraining Health Cost Growth Require Choosing between Obama and Ryan?" by C. Eugene Steuerle (April 2011, HTML and .pdf format, 2p.).



A. "A(Beta) (subscript 1-42) inhibition of LTP is mediated by a signaling pathway involving caspase-3, Akt1 and GSK-3(Beta)," by Jihoon Jo, Daniel J. Whitcomb, Kimberly Moore Olsen, Talitha L. Kerrigan, Shih-Ching Lo, Gilles Bru-Mercier, Bryony Dickinson, Sarah Scullion, Morgan Sheng, Graham Collingridge and Kwangwook Cho (Vol. 14, No. 5, 2011, p. 545-547).

B. "Large-scale remapping of visual cortex is absent in adult humans with macular degeneration," by Heidi A Baseler, Andre Gouws, Koen V. Haak, Christopher Racey, Michael D. Crossland, Adnan Tufail, Gary S. Rubin, Frans W. Cornelissen, and Antony B. Morland (Vol. 14, No. 5, 2011, p. 649-655).



A. "Deficit in switching between functional brain networks underlies the impact of multitasking on working memory in older adults," by Wesley C. Clapp, Michael T. Rubens, Jasdeep Sabharwal, and Adam Gazzaley (Vol. 108, No. 17, Apr. 26, 2011, p. 7212-7217).

B. "Serum factors in older individuals change cellular clock properties," by Lucia Pagani, Karen Schmitt, Fides Meier, Jan Izakovic, Konstanze Roemer, Antoine Viola, Christian Cajochen, Anna Wirz-Justice, Steven A. Brown, and Anne Eckert (Vol. 108, No. 17, Apr. 26, 2011, p. 7218-7223).



A. "Short-Term Complexity of Cardiac Autonomic Control during Sleep: REM as a Potential Risk Factor for Cardiovascular System in Aging," by Antoine U. Viola, Eleonora Tobaldini, Sarah L. Chellappa, Karina Rabello Casali, Alberto Porta, and Nicola Montano (PLoS ONE 6(4): e19002. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0019002, Vol. 6, No. 4, April 2011 XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 7p.).

B. "Blood Magnesium, and the Interaction with Calcium, on the Risk of High-Grade Prostate Cancer," by Qi Dai, Saundra S. Motley, Joseph A. Smith Jr., Raoul Concepcion, Daniel Barocas, Susan Byerly, and Jay H. Fowke (PLoS ONE 6(4): e18237. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0018237 Vol. 6, No. 4, April 2011 XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 7p.).

C. "Tg2576 Cortical Neurons That Express Human Ab Are Susceptible to Extracellular A{Beta}-Induced, K+ Efflux Dependent Neurodegeneration," by Shannon Ray, Claire Howells, Emma D. Eaton, Chris W. Butler, Lana Shabala, Paul A. Adlard, Adrian K. West, William R. Bennett, Gilles J. Guillemin, and Roger S. Chung (PLoS ONE 6(4): e19026. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0019026, Vol. 6, No. 4, April 2011 XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 9p.).

D. "The Combination of Homocysteine and C-Reactive Protein Predicts the Outcomes of Chinese Patients with Parkinson's Disease and Vascular Parkinsonism," by Limin Zhang, Junqiang Yan, Yunqi Xu, Ling Long, Cansheng Zhu, Xiaohong Chen, Ying Jiang, Lijuan Yang, Lianfang Bian, and Qing Wang (PLoS ONE 6(4): e19333. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0019333, Vol. 6, No. 4, April 2011 XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 7p.).

E. "Amyloid Beta Resistance in Nerve Cell Lines Is Mediated by the Warburg Effect," by Jordan T. Newington, Andrea Pitts, Andrew Chien, Robert Arseneault, and David Schubert (PLoS ONE 6(4): e19191. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0019191, April 2011 XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 12p.).

F. "Amyloid Precursor Protein Is Trafficked and Secreted via Synaptic Vesicles," by Teja W. Groemer, Cora S. Thiel, Matthew Holt, Dietmar Riedel, Yunfeng Hua, Jana He, Benjamin G. Wilhelm, and Jurgen Klingauf (PLoS ONE 6(4): e18754. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0018754, April 2011 XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 12p.).

G. "Alpha-Tomatine Induces Apoptosis and Inhibits Nuclear Factor-Kappa B Activation on Human Prostatic Adenocarcinoma PC-3 Cells," by Sui-Ting Lee, Pooi-Fong Wong, Shiau-Chuen Cheah, and Mohd Rais Mustafa (PLoS ONE 6(4): e18915. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0018915, April 2011 XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 14p.).


20. NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE PERSPECTIVE: "How Not to Reform Medicare," by Henry J. Aaron (N Engl J Med 2011; 364:1588-1589, Vol. 364, No. 17, Apr. 28, 2011, HTML and .pdf format, p. 1588-1589). This article is available free of charge.


21. BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL ARTICLE: "Randomised prostate cancer screening trial: 20 year follow-up," by Gabriel Sandblom, Eberhard Varenhorst, Johan Rosell, Owe Lofman, and Per Carlsson (BMJ 2011;342:doi:10.1136/bmj.d1539, Vol. 342, No. 7803, Apr. 23, 2011, HTML and .pdf format, 6p.). This article is available free of charge.


III. Working Papers:

22. MICHIGAN RETIREMENT RESEARCH CENTER: "The Labor Supply Effects of Disability Insurance: Evidence from Automatic Conversion Using Administrative Data," by Nicole Maestas and Jae Song (WP 2010-247, April 2011, .pdf format, 35p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:



A. "Selection on Moral Hazard in Health Insurance," by Liran Einav, Amy Finkelstein, Stephen P. Ryan, Paul Schrimpf, and Mark R. Cullen (w16969, April 2011, .pdf format, 68p.).


In this paper we explore the possibility that individuals may select insurance coverage in part based on their anticipated behavioral response to the insurance contract. Such "selection on moral hazard" can have important implications for attempts to combat either selection or moral hazard. We explore these issues using individual-level panel data from a single firm, which contain information about health insurance options, choices, and subsequent claims. To identify the behavioral response to health insurance coverage and the heterogeneity in it, we take advantage of a change in the health insurance options offered to some, but not all of the firm's employees. We begin with descriptive evidence that is suggestive of both heterogeneous moral hazard as well as selection on it, with individuals who select more coverage also appearing to exhibit greater behavioral response to that coverage. To formalize this analysis and explore its implications, we develop and estimate a model of plan choice and medical utilization. The results from the modeling exercise echo the descriptive evidence, and allow for further explorations of the interaction between selection and moral hazard. For example, one implication of our estimates is that abstracting from selection on moral hazard could lead one to substantially over-estimate the spending reduction associated with introducing a high deductible health insurance option.

B. "How does Risk Selection Respond to Risk Adjustment? Evidence from the Medicare Advantage Program," by Jason Brown, Mark Duggan, Ilyana Kuziemko, and William Woolston (w16977, April 2011, .pdf format, 53p.).


Governments often contract with private firms to provide public services such as health care and education. To decrease firms' incentives to selectively enroll low-cost individuals, governments frequently "risk-adjust" payments to firms based on enrollees' characteristics. We model how risk adjustment affects selection and differential payments---the government's payments to a firm for covering an individual minus the counterfactual cost had the government directly covered her. We show that firms reduce selection along dimensions included in the risk-adjustment formula, while increasing selection along excluded dimensions. These responses can actually increase differential payments relative to pre-risk-adjustment levels and thus risk adjustment can raise the total cost to the government of providing the public service. We confirm both selection predictions using individual-level data from Medicare, which in 2004 began risk-adjusting payments to private Medicare Advantage plans. We find that differential payments actually rise after risk adjustment and estimate that they totaled $30 billion in 2006, or nearly eight percent of total Medicare spending.


24. RAND CORPORATION LABOR AND POPULATION PROGRAM: "Income and Poverty among Older Koreans: Relative Contributions of and Relationship between Public and Family Transfers," by Jinkook Lee and Drystan Phillips (WP-856, April 2011, .pdf format, 29p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:


25. NEP-AGE: Working papers in the Economics of Aging are available through the bibliographic database provided by Research Papers in Economics (RePEc). The latest compilations are for April 16, 2011.


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

26. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry (Vol. 19, No. 5, May 2011).

27. Journal of Gerontology (B): Psychological Sciences (Vol. 66B, No. 3, May 2011).


28. 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 Apr. 25, 2011:

B. Alzheimer's Disease: Literature for the week of Apr. 25, 2011:

C. Parkinson's Disease: Literature for the week of Apr. 25, 2011:

D. Prostate Cancer: Literature for the week of Apr. 25, 2011:

E. Stem Cell Research: Literature for the week of Apr. 25, 2011:

F. Ophthalmology: Literature for the week of Apr. 25, 2011:

AMEDEO Literature Guide:


V. Funding Opportunities/Employment Opportunities:

29. AGEWORK.COM: AgeWork has updated its employment page with listings through April 28, 2011.


VI. Conferences:

30. CONFERENCEALERT.COM PALLIATIVE CARE CONFERENCE: "3rd Palliative Care Nurses New Zealand conference," to be held Nov. 10-11, 2011 in Wellington, New Zealand. For more information see:


VII. Bibliography Updates:

31. Health and Retirement Study: HRS has recently added the following citations to its bibliography. The bibliography is available at:


Courtney Coile; Jonathan Gruber, "Fiscal Effects of Social Security Reform in the United States" in Jonathan Gruber; David A. Wise, Social Security Programs and Retirement around the World [2010]


Wise, David A. Research findings in the economics of aging. Chicago; University of Chicago Press [2010]


Chung, Hsiao-Yin, The effects of childbearing patterns on the timing of retirement, University of Massachusetts Boston [2010]

Ho, Jeong-Hwa, Joint retirement process of dual-worker couples: Expectations, experience, and depressive symptoms, The University of Wisconsin - Madison [2010]

Kim, Jin H., SSI eligibility and participation among the aged: A hazard model approach, The University of Wisconsin - Madison [2010]

Koontz, Jennifer M., Using Developmental Trajectories of Cognitive Performance and Cardiovascular Risk Factors for the Early Prediction of Alzheimer's Disease and Vascular Dementia in Late Adulthood, Riverside University of California, Riverside [2010]

Markowski, Michael P., Three Essays on Cancer Survivorship and Labor Supply, State College The Pennsylvania State University [2010]

Nicklett, Emily J., Diabetes Health and Disability Pathways: Racial/Ethnic, Socioeconomic, and Gender Disparities, Ann Arbor University of Michigan [2010]

Patel, Nita, Using generalized estimating equations to analyze alcohol consumption and job displacement among older workers, University of North Texas Health Science Center at [2010]

Shen, Huei-Wern, Resource and Strategic Mobilization (RSM) model of productive aging: Examining older Americans' participation in various productive activities, Ann Arbor University of Michigan [2010]

Shin, Eun Hyei, Black-White differences in wealth accumulation among Americans nearing retirement, Utah State University [2010]

Steinman, Bernard A., Older adults with visual impairments: The role of health dimensions in predicting falls, University of Southern California [2010]


Ayanian, John Z.; Meara, Ellen; McWilliams, J. Michael, "Potential Enhancements to Data on Health Insurance, Health Services, and Medicare in the Health and Retirement Study," Forum for Health Economics and Policy, 14:3 [2011]

Bianchi, Suzanne M., "Family Data and Research in the Health and Retirement Study," Forum for Health Economics and Policy, 14:3 [2011]

Brookmeyer, Ron; Evans, Denis; Hebert, Liesi; Langa, Kenneth; Heeringa, Steven; Plassman, Brenda; Kukull, Walter, "National estimates of the prevalence of Alzheimer's disease in the United States," Alzheimer's and dementia, 7:1 [2011]

Bulanda, Jennifer Roebuck, "Gender, Marital Power, and Marital Quality in Later Life," Journal of women and aging, 23:1 [2011]

Chiu, Ching-Ju; Wray, Linda, "Gender Differences in Functional Limitations in Adults Living with Type 2 Diabetes: Biobehavioral and Psychosocial Mediators," Annals Of Behavioral Medicine, 41:1 [2011]

Chiu, Ching-Ju; Wray, Linda, "Physical Disability Trajectories in Older Americans With and Without Diabetes: The Role of Age, Gender, Race or ethnicity, and Education," Gerontologist, The, 51:1 [2011]

Cigolle, Christine; Lee, Pearl; Langa, Kenneth; Lee, Yuo-Yu; Tian, Zhiyi; Blaum, Caroline, "Geriatric Conditions Develop in Middle-Aged Adults with Diabetes," Journal of General Internal Medicine, 26:3 [2011]

Crimmins, Eileen; Ki, Jung; Sol-Aur, Ada, "Gender differences in health: results from SHARE, ELSA and HRS," European Journal of Public Health, 21:1 [2011]

Davidoff, Thomas, "Home equity commitment and long-term care insurance demand," Journal of Public Economics, 94:1-2 [2010]

Deb, Partha; Gallo, William T.; Ayyagari, Padmaja; Fletcher, Jason M.; Sindelar, Jody L., "The effect of job loss on overweight and drinking," Journal of Health Economics, 30:2 [2010]

Dong, Xiuwen; Wang, Xuanwen; Daw, Christina; Ringen, Knut, "Chronic Diseases and Functional Limitations Among Older Construction Workers in the United States: A 10-Year Follow-up Study," Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 53:4 [2011]

Engelhardt, G. V.; Kumar, A., "Pensions and Household Wealth Accumulation," The Journal of Human Resources, 46:1 [2011]

Fisher, Gwenith; Franks, Melissa; Plassman, Brenda; Brown, Stephanie; Potter, Guy; Llewellyn, David, "Caring for Individuals with Dementia and Cognitive Impairment, Not Dementia: Findings from the Aging, Demographics, and Memory Study," Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 59:3 [2011]

Fong, Tamara G.; Jones, Richard N.; Rudolph, James L.; Yang, Frances M.; Tommet, Douglas; Habtemariam, Daniel; Marcantonio, Edward R.; Langa, Kenneth M.; Inouye, Sharon K., "Development and Validation of a Brief Cognitive Assessment Tool: The Sweet 16," Arch Intern Med, : [2010]

Goldman, Dana; Michaud, Pierre-Carl; Lakdawalla, Darius; Zheng, Yuhui; Gailey, Adam; Vaynman, Igor, "The fiscal consequences of trends in population health.(Forum: America's Looming Fiscal Crisis)," National Tax Journal, 63:2 [2010]

Goldman, Noreen; Turra, Cassio M.; Rosero-Bixby, Luis; Weir, David; Crimmins, Eileen, "Do biological measures mediate the relationship between education and health: A comparative study," Social Science and Medicine, 72:2 [2011]

Hawkley, Louise; Cacioppo, John, "Loneliness Matters: A Theoretical and Empirical Review of Consequences and Mechanisms," Annals Of Behavioral Medicine, 40:2 [2010]

Iwashyna, Theodore J.; Ely, E. Wesley; Smith, Dylan M.; Langa, Kenneth M., "Long-term Cognitive Impairment and Functional Disability Among Survivors of Severe Sepsis," JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association, 304:16 [2010]

Jackson, Tina; Balduf, Mabel; Yasaitis, Laura; Skinner, Jonathan, "Which Questions in the Health and Retirement Study are Used by Researchers? Evidence from Academic Journals, 2006-2009," Forum for Health Economics and Policy, 14:3 [2011]

Kaskie, Brian; Obrizan, Maksym; Cook, EA; Jones, MP; Liu, Li; Bentler, Suzanne; Wallace, R.; Geweke, John; Wright, Kara; Chrischilles, Elizabeth; Pavlik, Claire; Ohsfeldt, Robert; Rosenthal, Gary; Wolinsky, F.D., "Defining emergency department episodes by severity and intensity: A 15-year study of Medicare beneficiaries.," BMC health services research, 10: [2010]

Kelley, A. S.; Ettner, S. L.; Morrison, R. S.; Du, Q. L.; Wenger, N. S.; Sarkisian, C. A., "Determinants of Medical Expenditures in the Last 6 Months of Life," Annals of Internal Medicine, 154:4 [2011]

Kim, Jinhyun, "Socioeconomic Inequalities in Self-Rated Health Among Middle-Aged and Older Adults," Social Work in Health Care, 50:2 [2011]

Komesu, Ym; Schrader, Rm; Rogers, Rg; Ketai, Lh, "Urgency Urinary Incontinence in Women 50 years: Incidence, Remission and Predictors of Change," Journal of pelvic medicine and surgery, 17:1 [2011]

Lee, Sei; Steinman, Michael; Tan, Erwin, "Volunteering, Driving Status, and Mortality in U.S. Retirees," Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 59:2 [2011]

Llewellyn, David; Lang, Iain; Matthews, Fiona; Plassman, Brenda; Rogers, Mary; Morgenstern, Lewis; Fisher, Gwenith; Kabeto, Mohammed; Langa, Kenneth, "Vascular health, diabetes, APOE and dementia: the Aging, Demographics, and Memory Study," Alzheimers Res Ther, 2:3 [2010]

Mair, C. A., "Social Ties and Depression: An Intersectional Examination of Black and White Community-Dwelling Older Adults," Journal of Applied Gerontology, 29:6 [2010]

Mandal, Bidisha; Ayyagari, Padmaja; Gallo, William, "Job loss and depression: The role of subjective expectations," Social Science and Medicine, 72:4 [2011]

Manski, Richard J.; Moeller, John; Schimmel, Jody; St. Clair, Patricia A.; Chen, Haiyan; Magder, Larry; Pepper, John V., "Dental care coverage and retirement," Journal of Public Health Dentistry, 70:1 [2010]

Manski, Richard J.; Moeller, John; Chen, Haiyan; St. Clair, Patricia A.; Schimmel, Jody; Magder, Larry; Pepper, John V., "Dental Care Expenditures And Retirement," Journal of Public Health Dentistry, 70:2 [2010]

McDade, Thomas, "The State and Future of Blood-Based Biomarkers in the Health and Retirement Study," Forum for Health Economics and Policy, 14:3 [2011]

Neelakantan, Urvi; Chang, Yunhee, "Gender Differences in Wealth at Retirement," The American Economic Review, 100:2 [2010]

Okura, Toru; Plassman, Brenda; Steffens, David; Llewellyn, David; Potter, Guy; Langa, Kenneth, "Neuropsychiatric Symptoms and the Risk of Institutionalization and Death: The Aging, Demographics, and Memory Study," Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 59:3 [2011]

Pescosolido, Bernice, "Social Connectedness in Health, Morbidity and Mortality, and Health Care The Contributions, Limits and Further Potential of Health and Retirement Study," Forum for Health Economics and Policy, 14:3 [2011]

Piette, John D.; Rosland, Ann Marie; Silveira, Maria; Kabeto, Mohammed; Langa, Kenneth M., "The case for involving adult children outside of the household in the self-management support of older adults with chronic illnesses," Chronic Illness, 6:1 [2010]

Roberts, Brent W.; Jackson, Joshua J.; Duckworth, Angela Lee; Von Culin, Katherine, "Personality Measurement and Assessment in Large Panel Surveys," Forum for Health Economics and Policy, 14:3 [2011]

Rocca, Walter A.; Petersen, Ronald C.; Knopman, David S.; Hebert, Liesi E.; Evans, Denis A.; Hall, Kathleen S.; Gao, Sujuan; Unverzagt, Frederick W.; Langa, Kenneth M.; Larson, Eric B.; White, Lon R., "Trends in the incidence and prevalence of Alzheimer's disease, dementia, and cognitive impairment in the United States," Alzheimer's and Dementia, 7:1 [2011]

Romeu Gordo, Laura, "Compression of morbidity and the labour supply of older people," Applied Economics, 43:4 [2011]

Seshadri, Sudha; Beiser, Alexa; Au, Rhoda; Wolf, Philip; Evans, Denis; Wilson, Robert; Petersen, Ronald; Knopman, David; Rocca, Walter; Kawas, Claudia; Corrada, Maria; Plassman, Brenda; Langa, Kenneth; Chui, Helena, "Operationalizing diagnostic criteria for Alzheimer's disease and other age-related cognitive impairment-Part 2," Alzheimer's and dementia, 7:1 [2011]

Shapiro, Adam; Remle, R. Corey, "Generational Jeopardy? Parents' Marital Transitions and the Provision of Financial Transfers to Adult Children," The Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 66:1 [2010]

Singer, Burton, "Genome-Phenome Linkages in Human Population Surveys, with Special Emphasis on the Health and Retirement Survey," Forum for Health Economics and Policy, 14:3 [2011]

Sloan, Frank A.; Wang, Yang, "Economic theory and evidence on smoking behavior of adults," Addiction, 103:11 [2008]

Smith, Dylan, "Time Use and Well-being, and Large Survey Studies," Forum for Health Economics and Policy, 14:3 [2011]

Smith, J.P., "Introduction to the Health and Retirement Study: An Evaluation and Scientific Ideas for the Future," Forum for Health Economics and Policy, 14:3 [2011]

Smith, James; McArdle, John; Willis, Robert, "Financial Decision Making and Cognition in a Family Context," Economic journal, 120:548 [2010]

Springer, Kristen W., "Economic Dependence in Marriage and Husbands' Midlife Health : Testing Three Possible Mechanisms," Gender and Society, 24:3 [2010]

Stone, Arthur, "A Rationale for Including a Brief Assessment of Hedonic Well-being in Large-scale Surveys," Forum for Health Economics and Policy, 14:3 [2011]

Venti, S., "Economic Measurement in the Health and Retirement Study," Forum for Health Economics and Policy, 14:3 [2011]

Wakabayashi, C., "Effects of Immigration and Age on Health of Older People in the United States," Journal of Applied Gerontology, 29:6 [2010]

Weigel, P; Hockenberry, JM; Bentler, Suzanne; Obrizan, Maksym; Kaskie, Brian; Jones, MP; Ohsfeldt, Robert; Rosenthal, Gary; Wallace, R.; Wolinsky, F.D., "A longitudinal study of chiropractic use among older adults in the United States.," Chiropractic and Osteopathy, 18: [2010]

Weir, David R.; Wallace, Robert B.; Langa, Kenneth M.; Plassman, Brenda L.; Wilson, Robert S.; Bennett, David A.; Duara, Ranjan; Loewenstein, David; Ganguli, Mary; Sano, Mary, "Reducing case ascertainment costs in U.S. population studies of Alzheimer's disease, dementia, and cognitive impairment--Part 1," Alzheimer's and Dementia, 7:1 [2011]

Wilson, Robert; Weir, David; Leurgans, Sue; Evans, Denis; Hebert, Liesi; Langa, Kenneth; Plassman, Brenda; Small, Brent; Bennett, David, "Sources of variability in estimates of the prevalence of Alzheimer's disease in the United States," Alzheimer's and dementia, 7:1 [2011]

Zuckerman, Stephen; Shang, Baoping; Waidmann, Timothy, "Reforming Beneficiary Cost Sharing to Improve Medicare Performance," Inquiry, 47:3 [2010]


Banks, James; Muriel, Alistair; Smith, James P., Attrition and health in ageing studies: Evidence from ELSA and HRS, RAND [2010]

Butrica, Barbara; Johnson, Richard W., Racial, Ethnic, and Gender Differentials in Employer-Sponsored Pensions, Urban Institute [2010]

Casanova, Maria, Happy Together: A Structural Model of Couples' Joint Retirement Choices, [2010]

Casanova, Maria, The Wage Process of Older Workers, [2010]

Duca, John; Kumar, Anil, Financial Literacy and Mortgage Equity Withdrawals, [2010]

Dushi, Irena; Friedberg, Leora; Webb, Anthony, What is the Impact of Foreclosures on Retirement Security?, Center for Retirement Research at Boston College [2010]

Edwards, Ryan D.; MacLean, Alair, Military Service, Combat Exposure, and Health in Retirement, [2010]

Fang, Hanming; Kung, Edward, Why Do Life Insurance Policyholders Lapse? The Roles of Income, Health and Bequest Motive Shocks, [2010]

Giandrea, Michael D.; Cahill, Kevin; Quinn, Joseph, Employment Patterns and Determinants Among Older Individuals with a History of Short-Duration Jobs, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics [2010]

Holden, Karen; Kim, Jeungkun; Novak, B., Psychological Adjustment to Widowhood: the Role of Income, Wealth and Time, Society of Actuaries Pension Section Research Committee [2010]

Holly, Alberto; Lufkin, Thomas; Norton, Edward C.; Van Houtven, Courtney H., Informal Care and Formal Home Care Use in Europe and the United States, [2010]

Johnson, Richard; Favreault, M.; Mommaerts, Corina, Work Ability and the Social Insurance Safety Net in the Years Prior to Retirement, The Urban Institute [2010]

Michaud, Pierre-Carl; Lakdawalla, Darius; Goldman, Dana; Sood, Neeraj; Cong, Ze, Health and Access Effects of New Drugs: Combining Experiemental and Non-Experimental Data, [2010]

Poterba, J. M.; Venti, S.; Wise, D., The Asset Cost of Poor Health, [2010]

Quinn, Joseph, Work and Retirement: How and When Older Americans Leave the Labor Force, [2010]

Schimmel, J.; Stapleton, David C., Protecting the Household Incomes of Older Workers with Significant Health-Related Work Limitations in an Era of Fiscal Responsibility, [2010]

Venti, S., Economic Measurement in the HRS, [2010]

Wallace, Geoffrey L.; Haveman, Robert; Holden, Karen; Wolfe, Barbara, Trigger Events and Financial Outcomes Among Older Households, Center for Financial Security [2010]

Weir, D., Socio-economic Status and Mortality: Perceptions and Outcomes, [2010]


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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