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January 31, 2012

CAAR – Health and Retirement Study – January 31, 2012

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The University of Michigan Institute for Social Research Health and Retirement Study has announced the following release: “2011 Internet Survey (Final, Version 1.0),” (Jan. 30, 2012).

hrsonline.isr.umich.edu/news/index.php?p=shownews3x1&hfyle=news319

Data access:

hrsonline.isr.umich.edu/index.php?p=data

CAAR – Rand Corporation Working Paper – January 31, 2012

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Effects of Social Activities on Cognitive Functions: Evidence from CHARLS,” by Yuqing Hu, Xiaoyan Lei, James P. Smith, and Yaohui Zhao (WR918, 2012, .pdf format, 42p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

www.rand.org/pubs/working_papers/WR918.html

CAAR – Public Library of Science (PLoS) Articles – January 31, 2012

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A. “CCL2 Is Associated with a Faster Rate of Cognitive Decline during Early Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease,” by Karin Westin, Peder Buchhave, Henrietta Nielsen, Lennart Minthon, Sabina Janciauskiene, and Oskar Hansson (PLoS ONE 7(1): e30525. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0030525, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 6p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0030525

B. “LRRK2 Phosphorylates Tubulin-Associated Tau but Not the Free Molecule: LRRK2-Mediated Regulation of the Tau-Tubulin Association and Neurite Outgrowth,” by Fumitaka Kawakami, Takatoshi Yabata, Etsuro Ohta, Tatsunori Maekawa, Naoki Shimada, Minori Suzuki, Hiroko Maruyama, Takafumi Ichikawa, and Fumiya Obata (PLoS ONE 7(1): e30834. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0030834, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 9p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0030834

January 30, 2012

CAAR – US Social Security Administration, Office of Retirement and Disability Policy Research Note – January 30, 2012

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Comparing Earnings Estimates from the 2006 Earnings Public-Use File and the Annual Statistical Supplement,” by Michael Compson (Research and Statistics Note No. 2012-01, January 2012, HTML and .pdf format, 35p.).

www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/rsnotes/rsn2012-01.html

CAAR – UK Department of Work and Pensions Report – January 30, 2012

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Active at 60: Local evaluation research: Final report,” by Alice Mowlam, Sally Bridges, Valdeep Gill, Andy MacGregor, Jude Ranasinghe and Elizabeth Tideswell (Research Report No. 786, January 2012, .pdf format, 95p.).

research.dwp.gov.uk/asd/asd5/report_abstracts/rr_abstracts/rra_786.asp

CAAR – Statistics Canada/Statistique Canada Article – January 30, 2012

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Seniors returning to Canada,” by Kristyn Frank and Feng Hou (Perspectives on Labour and Income, Vol. 24, No. 1, January 2012, .pdf and HTML format).

www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/75-001-x/2012001/article/11618/11618hl-fs-eng.htm

CAAR – UK Parliament Briefing Paper – January 30, 2012

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Pension contribution conditions,” by Djuna Thurley (SN03111, January 2012, .pdf format, 24p.).

www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/SN03111

CAAR – Population Reference Bureau Periodical – January 30, 2012

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Today’s Research on Aging (No. 24, January 2012, .pdf format, 7p.). Note: The title of this article is “Planning for Retirement and End-of-Life Care” by Paola Scommegna.

www.prb.org/Reports/2012/end-of-life-planning.aspx

CAAR – Public Library of Science (PLoS) Article – January 30, 2012

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Does a Family Meetings Intervention Prevent Depression and Anxiety in Family Caregivers of Dementia Patients? A Randomized Trial,” by Karlijn J. Joling, Harm W. J. van Marwijk, Filip Smit, Henriëtte E. van der Horst, Philip Scheltens, Peter M. van de Ven, Mary S. Mittelman, and Hein P. J. van Hout (PLoS ONE 7(1): e30936. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0030936, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 10p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0030936

CAAR – Family Caregiver Alliance Periodical – January 30, 2012

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Caregiving PolicyDigest (Vol. 12, No. 2, Jan. 25, 2012).

www.caregiver.org/caregiver/jsp/content_node.jsp?nodeid=467

CAAR – US National Institutes on Health Funding Opportunity – January 30, 2012

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Development of Tools to Study the Synaptome (R21),” (RFA-MH-12-140, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with other agencies, application deadline April 16, 2012).

grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MH-12-140.html

CAAR – US National Institute on Aging Conference – January 30, 2012

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Summer Institute on Aging Research 2012,” (July 7-13, 2012). The deadline for applications is March 9, 2012.

www.nia.nih.gov/about/events/2012/summer-institute-aging-research-2012

CAAR – Conferencealerts.com Palliative Care – January 30, 2012

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27 Dying in Canada: Medical, Cultural and Spiritual Communication in Palliative Care,” Toronto-Markham, Canada (Apr. 27, 2012).

http:// www.conferencealerts.com/hospice.htm

CAAR – Table of Contents – January 30, 2012

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Journal of Gerontology (A): Biological Sciences (Vol. 67A, No. 2, February 2012).

biomedgerontology.oxfordjournals.org/content/67A/2.toc

January 27, 2012

CAAR – US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General Report – January 27, 2012

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Lack of Data Regarding Physicians Opting Out of Medicare,” (OEI-07-11-00340, January 2012, .pdf format, 7p.).

oig.hhs.gov/oei/reports/oei-07-11-00340.asp

CAAR – Rand Corporation Working Paper – January 27, 2012

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The Effects of World War II on Economic and Health Outcomes across Europe,” by Iris Kesternich, Bettina Siflinger, James P. Smith, and Joachim K. Winter (WR-917, January 2012, .pdf format, 37p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

www.rand.org/pubs/working_papers/WR917.html

CAAR – Health and Retirement Study Bibliography Update – January 27, 2012

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HRS has recently added the following items to its bibliography. The full bibliography is available at:

hrsonline.isr.umich.edu/index.php?p=bibstat

Dissertations:

Botoseneanu, A., Successful Aging and Obesity: Social and Developmental Heterogeneity in Trajectories of Body Weight from Middle to Older Ages, United States — Michigan University of Michigan [2011].

Dzivakwe, V., Psychosocial determinants of diabetic control and satisfaction with diabetes care, United States — Texas University of North Texas [2011].

Eisenstein, A., Individual and Additive Effects of Lifestyle Behaviors on Cognition: A Longitudinal Study, United States — Illinois University of Illinois at Chicago, Health Sciences [2011].

Han, J., The roles of self and society in the relationship between physical health, self-perception of aging, and depressive symptoms in later life, United States — Ohio The Ohio State University [2011].

Margolis, R., Essays on health, the process of aging, and family context, United States — Pennsylvania University of Pennsylvania [2011].

Moulton, J., Cohort Based Analysis of Income Shocks Over the Life Cycle, United States — California University of California, Davis [2011].

Tiedt, A., The gender gap in depressive symptoms among elders in the United States and Japan: Social support, coresidence and somatic health as mediating factors, United States — New York Fordham University [2011].

Witvorapong, Nopphol, The Dynamics of Living Arrangements Among the Elderly, United States — North Carolina The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill [2011].

Journal Articles:

Ailshire, J. A.; Beltran-Sanchez, H.; Crimmins, E. M., “Social characteristics and health status of exceptionally long-lived americans in the health and retirement study,” J Am Geriatr Soc, 59:12 [2011].

Ailshire, J. A.; Crimmins, E. M., “Psychosocial Factors Associated with Longevity in the United States: Age Differences between the Old and Oldest-Old in the Health and Retirement Study,” J Aging Res, 2011: [2011].

Alley, D. PhD; Lloyd, J. Ma; Pag n, J. PhD; Pollack, C. Md; Shardell, M. PhD; Cannuscio, C. ScD, “Mortgage Delinquency and Changes in Access to Health Resources and Depressive Symptoms in a Nationally Representative Cohort of Americans Older Than 50 Years,” American Journal of Public Health, 101:12 [2011].

Aneshensel, C. S.; Ko, M. J.; Chodosh, J.; Wight, R. G., “The urban neighborhood and cognitive functioning in late middle age,” J Health Soc Behav, 52:2 [2011].

Aneshensel, Carol S.; Ko, Michelle J.; Chodosh, Joshua; Wight, Richard G., “Are Neighborhood Socioeconomic Disadvantage and Racial/Ethnic Segregation Associated With Cognitive Functioning in Late Middle Age?,” Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 52:2 [2011].

Ayalon, L.; Gum, A. M., “The relationships between major lifetime discrimination, everyday discrimination, and mental health in three racial and ethnic groups of older adults,” Aging Ment Health, 15:5 [2011].

Bobo, J. K.; Greek, A. A., “Increasing and decreasing alcohol use trajectories among older women in the U.S. across a 10-year interval,” Int J Environ Res Public Health, 8:8 [2011].

Campbell, John Y.; Jackson, Howell E.; Madrian, Brigitte C.; Tufano, Peter, “Consumer Financial Protection,” The Journal of Economic Perspectives, 25:1 [2011].

Capistrant, B. D.; Moon, J. R.; Berkman, L. F.; Glymour, M. M., “Current and long-term spousal caregiving and onset of cardiovascular disease,” J Epidemiol Community Health, : [2011].

Capistrant, B. D.; Moon, J. R.; Glymour, M. M., “Spousal Caregiving and Incident Hypertension,” Am J Hypertens, : [2011].

Caro, Frank G.; Porell, Frank W.; Kwan, Ngai, “Expectancies and Ownership of Long-Term Care Insurance Policies Among Older Married Couples,” Journal of Applied Gerontology, 30:5 [2011].

Chan, K. S.; Kasper, J. D.; Brandt, J.; Pezzin, L. E., “Measurement Equivalence in ADL and IADL Difficulty Across International Surveys of Aging: Findings From the HRS, SHARE, and ELSA,” J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci, : [2011].

Chen, B.; Covinsky, K. E.; Cenzer, I. S.; Adler, N.; Williams, B. A., “Subjective Social Status and Functional Decline in Older Adults,” J Gen Intern Med, : [2012].

Chen, T. Y.; Janke, M. C., “Gardening as a potential activity to reduce falls in older adults,” J Aging Phys Act, 20:1 [2012].

Coe, N. B.; von Gaudecker, H. M.; Lindeboom, M.; Maurer, J., “The effect of retirement on cognitive functioning,” Health Econ, : [2011].

Crimmins, E. M.; Kim, J. K.; Langa, K. M.; Weir, D. R., “Assessment of cognition using surveys and neuropsychological assessment: the Health and Retirement Study and the Aging, Demographics, and Memory Study,” J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci, 66 Suppl 1: [2011].

de Preux, L. B., “Anticipatory ex ante moral hazard and the effect of Medicare on prevention,” Health Econ, 20:9 [2011].

Divani, A. A.; Majidi, S.; Barrett, A. M.; Noorbaloochi, S.; Luft, A. R., “Consequences of stroke in community-dwelling elderly: the health and retirement study, 1998 to 2008,” Stroke, 42:7 [2011].

Dong, X. S.; Wang, X.; Daw, C.; Ringen, K., “Chronic diseases and functional limitations among older construction workers in the United States: a 10-year follow-up study,” J Occup Environ Med, 53:4 [2011].

Fang, H.; Gavazza, A., “Dynamic Inefficiencies in an Employment-Based Health Insurance System: Theory and Evidence,” The American Economic Review, 101:7 [2011].

Feil, D. G.; Zhu, C. W.; Sultzer, D. L., “The relationship between cognitive impairment and diabetes self-management in a population-based community sample of older adults with Type 2 diabetes,” J Behav Med, : [2011].

Fisher, G. G.; Franks, M. M.; Plassman, B. L.; Brown, S. L.; Potter, G. G.; Llewellyn, D.; Rogers, M. A.; Langa, K. M., “Caring for individuals with dementia and cognitive impairment, not dementia: findings from the aging, demographics, and memory study,” J Am Geriatr Soc, 59:3 [2011].

Frank J Infurna; Denis Gerstorf; Lindsay H Ryan; Jacqui Smith, “Dynamic Links Between Memory and Functional Limitations in Old Age: Longitudinal Evidence for Age-Based Structural Dynamics From the AHEAD Study,” Psychology and Aging, 26:3 [2011].

Gaines, J. M.; Poey, J. L.; Marx, K. A.; Parrish, J. M.; Resnick, B., “Health and medical services use: a matched case comparison between CCRC residents and national health and retirement study samples,” J Gerontol Soc Work, 54:8 [2011].

Gerst, K.; Michaels-Obregon, A.; Wong, R., “The Impact of Physical Activity on Disability Incidence among Older Adults in Mexico and the United States,” J Aging Res, 2011: [2011].

Glymour, M. M.; Yen, J. J.; Kosheleva, A.; Moon, J. R.; Capistrant, B. D.; Patton, K. K., “Elevated depressive symptoms and incident stroke in Hispanic, African-American, and White older Americans,” J Behav Med, : [2011].

Haas, S. A.; Glymour, M. M.; Berkman, L. F., “Childhood health and labor market inequality over the life course,” J Health Soc Behav, 52:3 [2011].

Haas, Steven A.; Glymour, M. Maria; Berkman, Lisa F., “How Does Health in Childhood Impact Labor Market Earnings Over the Life Course?,” Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 52:3 [2011].

Heiss, F., “Dynamics of self-rated health and selective mortality,” Empir Econ, 40:1 [2011].

Hill, P. L.; Turiano, N. A.; Hurd, M. D.; Mroczek, D. K.; Roberts, B. W., “Conscientiousness and longevity: an examination of possible mediators,” Health Psychol, 30:5 [2011].

Himes, C. L.; Reynolds, S. L., “Effect of obesity on falls, injury, and disability,” J Am Geriatr Soc, 60:1 [2012].

Hung, W. W.; Ross, J. S.; Boockvar, K. S.; Siu, A. L., “Recent trends in chronic disease, impairment and disability among older adults in the United States,” BMC Geriatr, 11: [2011].

Jajodia, Archana; Borders, Ashley, “Memory Predicts Changes in Depressive Symptoms in Older Adults: A Bidirectional Longitudinal Analysis,” The Journals of Gerontology, 66B:5 [2011].

Janevic, M. R.; McLaughlin, S. J.; Connell, C. M., “Overestimation of Physical Activity Among a Nationally Representative Sample of Underactive Individuals With Diabetes,” Med Care, : [2011].

Kail, B. L., “Coverage or Costs: The Role of Health Insurance in Labor Market Reentry Among Early Retirees,” J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci, : [2011].

Kanika Kapur; Jeannette Rogowski, “How Does Health Insurance Affect the Retirement Behavior of Women?,” Inquiry – Excellus Health Plan., 48:1 [2011].

Kelley, A. S.; Ettner, S. L.; Wenger, N. S.; Sarkisian, C. A., “Determinants of death in the hospital among older adults,” J Am Geriatr Soc, 59:12 [2011].

Kim, E. S.; Park, N.; Peterson, C., “Dispositional optimism protects older adults from stroke: the Health and Retirement Study,” Stroke, 42:10 [2011].

Kim, J.; Richardson, V., “The impact of socioeconomic inequalities and lack of health insurance on physical functioning among middle-aged and older adults in the United States,” Health Soc Care Community, 20:1 [2012].

Kim, S.; Sargent-Cox, K.; French, D.; Kendig, H.; Anstey, K., “Cross-national insights into the relationship between wealth and wellbeing: a comparison between Australia, the United States of America and South Korea,” Ageing and Society, 32:1 [2012].

LAIN, DAVID, “Helping the Poorest Help Themselves? Encouraging Employment Past 65 in England and the USA,” Journal of Social Policy, 40:3 [2011].

Latham, Kenzie, “Nursing Home Stays and the Pace of Severe Disability Onset,” Research on Aging, 33:6 [2011].

Lee, S. J.; Steinman, M. A.; Tan, E. J., “Volunteering, driving status, and mortality in U.S. retirees,” J Am Geriatr Soc, 59:2 [2011].

Liang, J.; Xu, X.; Quinones, A. R.; Bennett, J. M.; Ye, W., “Multiple trajectories of depressive symptoms in middle and late life: racial/ethnic variations,” Psychol Aging, 26:4 [2011].

Lin, I-Fen; Wu, Hsueh-Sheng, “Does Informal Care Attenuate the Cycle of ADL/IADL Disability and Depressive Symptoms in Late Life?,” The Journals of Gerontology, 66B:5 [2011].

Mann, Allison, “The effect of late-life debt use on retirement decisions,” Social Science Research, 40:6 [2011].

Manski, Richard J.; Moeller, John F. ; St Clair, Patricia A.; Schimmel, Jody ; Chen, Haiyan; Pepper, J. V., “The Influence of Changes in Dental Care Coverage on Dental Care Utilization Among Retirees and Near-Retirees in the United States, 2004-2006,” American Journal of Public Health, 101:10 [2011].

McFall, Brooke Helppie, “Crash and Wait? The Impact of the Great Recession on the Retirement Plans of Older Americans,” The American Economic Review, 101:3 [2011].

McWilliams, J. M.; Zaslavsky, A. M.; Huskamp, H. A., “Implementation of Medicare Part D and nondrug medical spending for elderly adults with limited prior drug coverage,” JAMA, 306:4 [2011].

Neuman, Kevin, “Is There Another Union Premium? The Effect Of Union Membership On Retirement Satisfaction,” Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 64:5 [2011].

Newsom, J. T.; Huguet, N.; McCarthy, M. J.; Ramage-Morin, P.; Kaplan, M. S.; Bernier, J.; McFarland, B. H.; Oderkirk, J., “Health Behavior Change Following Chronic Illness in Middle and Later Life,” J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci, : [2011].

Nicholas, L. H.; Langa, K. M.; Iwashyna, T. J.; Weir, D. R., “Regional variation in the association between advance directives and end-of-life Medicare expenditures,” JAMA, 306:13 [2011].

Nicklett, E. J., “Socioeconomic status and race/ethnicity independently predict health decline among older diabetics,” BMC Public Health, 11: [2011].

Noel-Miller, C. M., “Partner caregiving in older cohabiting couples,” J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci, 66:3 [2011].

Ofstedal, M. B.; Weir, D. R., “Recruitment and retention of minority participants in the health and retirement study,” Gerontologist, 51 Suppl 1: [2011].

Okura, Toru; Langa, K. M., “Caregiver burden and neuropsychiatric symptoms in older adults with cognitive impairment: the Aging, Demographics, and Memory Study (ADAMS),” Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord, 25:2 [2011].

Parsons, P. L.; Mezuk, B.; Ratliff, S.; Lapane, K. L., “Subsidized housing not subsidized health: health status and fatigue among elders in public housing and other community settings,” Ethn Dis, 21:1 [2011].

Poterba, James; Venti, Steven; Wise, David, “The Composition and Drawdown of Wealth in Retirement,” The Journal of Economic Perspectives, 25:4 [2011].

Quinones, A. R.; Liang, J.; Bennett, J. M.; Xu, X.; Ye, W., “How does the trajectory of multimorbidity vary across Black, White, and Mexican Americans in middle and old age?,” J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci, 66:6 [2011].

Rakoski, M. O.; McCammon, R. J.; Piette, J. D.; Iwashyna, T. J.; Marrero, J. A.; Lok, A. S.; Langa, K. M.; Volk, M. L., “Burden of cirrhosis on older Americans and their families: Analysis of the health and retirement study,” Hepatology, 55:1 [2012].

Sheffield, K. M.; Peek, M. K., “Changes in the prevalence of cognitive impairment among older Americans, 1993-2004: overall trends and differences by race/ethnicity,” Am J Epidemiol, 174:3 [2011].

Shi, Y.; Hooten, W. M.; Warner, D. O., “Effects of smoking cessation on pain in older adults,” Nicotine Tob Res, 13:10 [2011].

Song, M.; Ratcliffe, S. J.; Tkacs, N. C.; Riegel, B., “Self-Care and Health Outcomes of Diabetes Mellitus,” Clin Nurs Res, : [2011].

Sun, V. K.; Stijacic Cenzer, I.; Kao, H.; Ahalt, C.; Williams, B. A., “How Safe is Your Neighborhood? Perceived Neighborhood Safety and Functional Decline in Older Adults,” J Gen Intern Med, : [2011].

Tucker-Seeley, R. D.; Li, Y.; Sorensen, G.; Subramanian, S. V., “Lifecourse socioeconomic circumstances and multimorbidity among older adults,” BMC Public Health, 11: [2011].

Turner, John A., “Pensions in the Health and Retirement Study,” Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 64:3 [2011].

Ward, M. M., “Sense of control and sociodemographic differences in self-reported health in older adults,” Qual Life Res, : [2011].

White, Douglas B.; Arnold, Robert M., “The Evolution of Advance Directives,” JAMA, 306:13 [2011].

Xu, Xu; Jensen, Gail A., “Does health insurance reduce illness-related worker absenteeism?,” Applied Economics, 44:35 [2012].

Yamashita, T.; Kart, C. S., “Is diabetes-specific health literacy associated with diabetes-related outcomes in older adults?,” J Diabetes, 3:2 [2011].

Yang, TingYing; Devaney, Sharon A., “Intrinsic Rewards of Work, Future Time Perspective, the Economy in the Future and Retirement Planning,” The Journal of Consumer Affairs, 45:3 [2011].

Zhivan, N. A.; Ang, A.; Amaro, H.; Vega, W. A.; Markides, K. S., “Ethnic/Race differences in the attrition of older american survey respondents: implications for health-related research,” Health Serv Res, 47:1 Pt 1 [2012].

Zulman, D. M.; Rosland, A. M.; Choi, H.; Langa, K. M.; Heisler, M., “The influence of diabetes psychosocial attributes and self-management practices on change in diabetes status,” Patient Educ Couns, : [2011].

Report:

Alan L. Gustman; Thomas L. Steinmeier; Nahid Tabatabai, The Effects of Changes in Women s Labor Market Attachment on Redistribution Under the Social Security Benefit Formula, The University of Michigan, Michigan Retirement Research Center [2011].

Alan L. Gustman; Thomas L. Steinmeier; Nahid Tabatabai, How Did the Recession of 2007-2009 Affect the Wealth and Retirement of the Near Retirement Age Population in the Health and Retirement Study?, The University of Michigan, Michigan Retirement Research Center [2011].

Burkhauser, Richard V.; Nicholas, Lauren H.; Schmeiser, Maximilian D., The Importance of State Anti-Discrimination Laws on Employer Accommodation and the Movement of their Employees onto Social Security Disability Insurance, The University of Michigan, Michigan Retirement Research Center [2011].

David Neumark; Joanne Song, Do Stronger Age Discrimination Laws Make Social Security Reforms More Effective?, The University of Michigan, Michigan Retirement Research Center [2011].

Hurd, Michael D.; Susann Rohwedder, Consumption and Differential Mortality, The University of Michigan, Michigan Retirement Research Center [2011].

Kezdi, Gabor; Willis, Robert J., Household Stock Market Beliefs and Learning, National Bureau of Economic Research Inc [2011].

Michael Hurd; Susann Rohwedder, The Effects of the Financial Crisis on Actual and Anticipated Consumption, The University of Michigan, Michigan Retirement Research Center [2011].

Poterba, James M.; Venti, Steven F.; Wise, David A., The Composition and Draw-down of Wealth in Retirement, National Bureau of Economic Research Inc [2011].

Scholz, John Karl; Ananth Seshadri, The Influence of Public Policy on Health, Wealth and Mortality, The University of Michigan, Michigan Retirement Research Center [2011].

Sevak, Purvi; Lucie Schmidt, Macroeconomic Conditions and Updating of Expectations by Older Americans, The University of Michigan, Michigan Retirement Research Center [2011].

January 26, 2012

CAAR – US Census Bureau News Release-Data Update – January 26, 2012

Filed under: Data Files — Tags: — admin @ 4:17 pm

“Census Bureau Reports State Retirement Systems Assets Rise $214 Billion in 2010 and Show First Increase in Investment Earnings Since 2007” (CB12-19, Jan. 26, 2012). The news release links to data updates at the 2010 Annual Survey of Public-Employee Retirement Systems: State-Administered Pensions site (HTML, ASCII text, and Micorosoft Excel formats).

www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/governments/cb12-19.html

CAAR – World Economic Forum Monograph – January 26, 2012

Filed under: Books — Tags: — admin @ 3:55 pm

Global Population Ageing: Peril or Promise? (2012, .pdf format, 144p.).

www.icaa.cc/wef/Global-Population-Ageing-Book.pdf

CAAR – British Medical Journal Articles – January 26, 2012

Note: these articles are available free of charge.

A. “Timing of onset of cognitive decline: results from Whitehall II prospective cohort study,” by Archana Singh-Manoux, Mika Kivimaki, M. Maria Glymour, Alexis Elbaz, Claudine Berr, Klaus P. Ebmeier, Jane E. Ferrie, and Aline Dugravot (BMJ 2012;344:d7622, Vol. 344, No. 7840, Jan. 21, 2012, HTML and .pdf format, 8p.).

www.bmj.com/content/344/bmj.d7622

B. “Short term outcomes of prostate biopsy in men tested for cancer by prostate specific antigen: prospective evaluation within ProtecT study,” by Derek J. Rosario, J. Athene Lane, Chris Metcalfe, Jenny L. Donovan, Andy Doble, Louise Goodwin, Michael Davis,  James W.F. Catto, Kerry Avery,  David E. Neal, and Freddie C. Hamdy (BMJ 2012;344:d7894, Vol. 344, No. 7840, Jan. 21, 2012, HTML and .pdf format, 12p.).

www.bmj.com/content/344/bmj.d7894

CAAR – Swiss Statistics Newsletter – January 26, 2012

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 3:13 pm

Active ageing,” (Demographic information No. 1, January 2012, .pdf format, 12p.).

www.bfs.admin.ch/bfs/portal/en/index/news/publikationen.html?publicationID=4663

CAAR – KevinMD.com Blog – January 26, 2012

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 3:12 pm

Myths and misses about Alzheimer’s Disease,” by James P. Richardson (January 25, 2012).

www.kevinmd.com/blog/2012/01/myths-misses-alzheimers-disease.html

For more information about this Blog:

www.kevinmd.com/blog/about-kevin-md

CAAR – Journal of the American Medical Association Article Abstract — January 26, 2012

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“Caregiving Burden, Stress, and Health Effects Among Family Caregivers of Adult Cancer Patients,” by Margaret Bevans and Esther M. Sternberg (Vol. 307, No. 4, Jan. 25, 2011, p. 398-403).

jama.ama-assn.org/content/307/4/398.abstract

CAAR – New England Journal of Medicine Article Abstract – January 26, 2012

New England Journal of Medicine Article Abstract: “Lifetime Risks of Cardiovascular Disease,” by Jarett D. Berry, Alan Dyer, Xuan Cai, Daniel B. Garside, Hongyan Ning, Avis Thomas, Philip Greenland, Linda Van Horn, Russell P. Tracy, and Donald M. Lloyd-Jones Vol. 366, No. 4, Jan. 26, 2012, p. 321-329).

www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1012848

CAAR – US Government Accountability Office Reports – January 26, 2012

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , — admin @ 1:13 pm

A. “Capitol Police: Retirement Benefits, Pay, Duties, and Attrition Compared to Other Federal Police Forces” (GAO-12-58, January 2012, .pdf format, 64p.).

www.gao.gov/products/GAO-12-58

B. “Medicare Advantage: CMS Should Improve the Accuracy of Risk Score Adjustments for Diagnostic Coding Practices,” (GAO-12-51, January 2012, .pdf format, 32p.).

www.gao.gov/products/GAO-12-51

CAAR – AARP, Various Reports – January 26, 2012

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , , , , — admin @ 1:07 pm

A. “Social Security State Quick Fact Sheets: 2011” (December 2012, .pdf format).

www.aarp.org/work/social-security/info-12-2011/social-security-quick-facts-2011.html

B. “2011 AARP Survey Of Members In Nevada: Opinions On Volunteerism,” by Erin Pinkus (January 2012, .pdf format, 5p.).

www.aarp.org/giving-back/volunteering/info-01-2012/nevada-members-volunteering.html

C.AARP Bulletin Survey on Exercise,” by Elyssa Klein (January 2012, .pdf format, 7p.).

www.aarp.org/health/healthy-living/info-01-2012/exercise-fitness-bulletin-survey.html

D. “The State of Hearing Health: A Study of AARP Members,” by Teresa A. Keenan (December 2012, .pdf format, 41p.).

www.aarp.org/health/conditions-treatments/info-12-2011/hearing-issues.html

CAAR – Nature Letter Abstracts – January 26, 2012

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A. “Probing sporadic and familial Alzheimer’s disease using induced pluripotent stem cells,” by Mason A. Israel, Shauna H. Yuan, Cedric Bardy, Sol M. Reyna, Yangling Mu, Cheryl Herrera, Michael P. Hefferan, Sebastiaan Van Gorp, Kristopher L. Nazor, Francesca S. Boscolo, Christian T. Carson, Louise C. Laurent, Martin Marsala, Fred H. Gage, Anne M. Remes, Edward H. Koo, and Lawrence S.B. Goldstein (doi:10.1038/nature10821, Jan. 25, 2012).

www.nature.com/nature/journal/vaop/ncurrent/abs/nature10821.html

B. “Structures of cytochrome P450 17A1 with prostate cancer drugs abiraterone and TOK-001,” by Natasha M. DeVore and Emily E. Scott (doi:10.1038/nature10743, Jan. 22, 2012).

www.nature.com/nature/journal/vaop/ncurrent/abs/nature10743.html

January 25, 2012

CAAR – US National Institute on Aging/World Health Organization Report – January 25, 2012

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Global Health and Aging,” (October 2011, .pdf format, 26p.).

www.nia.nih.gov/sites/default/files/nia-who_report_booklet_oct-2011_a4__1-12-12_5.pdf

CAAR – Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development Report – January 25, 2012

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Pensions at a Glance – Asia/Pacific Edition 2011,” (January 2012, Excel and .pdf format, 105p.). Note: Country profiles are available in .pdf format.

www.oecd.org/document/27/0,3746,en_2649_34757_49427099_1_1_1_1,00.html

CAAR – European Commission, Eurostats Periodicals – January 25, 2012

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Statistics in Focus (7/2012, January 2012, .pdf format, 12p.). The title of this issue is “Circulatory diseases – Main causes of death for persons aged 65 and more in Europe, 2009.”

epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/portal/page/portal/product_details/publication?p_product_code=KS-SF-12-007

CAAR – Statistics Netherlands Article – January 25, 2012

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Women’s pensions substantially lower,” (January 2012).

www.cbs.nl/en-GB/menu/themas/dossiers/vrouwen-en-mannen/publicaties/artikelen/archief/2012/2012-3555-wm.htm

CAAR – Trinity College [Dublin, Ireland] Report – January 25, 2012

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Creating Excellance in Dementia Care: A Research Review for Ireland’s National Dementia Strategy,” by Suzanne Cahill, Eamon O’Shea & Maria Pierce (January 2012, .pdf format, 168p.).

www.socialwork-socialpolicy.tcd.ie/livingwithdementia/assets/pdf/Creating_Excellence_in_Dementia_Care_2012.pdf

CAAR – Public Library of Science (PLoS) Articles – January 25, 2012

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A. “Genetic Dissection of Strain Dependent Paraquat-induced Neurodegeneration in the Substantia Nigra Pars Compacta,” by Yun Jiao, Lu Lu, Robert W. Williams, and Richard J. Smeyne (PLoS ONE 7(1): e29447. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0029447, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 6p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0029447

B. “Effects of Ligands on Unfolding of the Amyloid {beta}-Peptide Central Helix: Mechanistic Insights from Molecular Dynamics Simulations,” by Mika Ito, Jan Johansson, Roger Stromberg, and Lennart Nilsson (PLoS ONE 7(1): e30510. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0030510, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 13p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0030510

CAAR – US National Institutes of Health Funding Opportunity – January 25, 2012

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Jointly Sponsored Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Institutional Predoctoral Training Program in the Neurosciences (T32),” (PAR-12-084, a reissue of PAR-10-116, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with other agencies, application due dates May 25, 2012, May 25, 2013, and May 25, 2014).

grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-12-084.html

CAAR – Table of Contents – January 25, 2012

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Gerontologist (Vol. 52, No. 1, February 2012).

gerontologist.oxfordjournals.org/content/52/1.toc

January 24, 2012

CAAR – Pennsylvania State Data Center Brief – January 24, 2012

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Pennsylvania’s Oldest Baby Boomers Turn 65,” (January 2012, .pdf format, 3p.).

pasdc.hbg.psu.edu/sdc/pasdc_files/researchbriefs/BabyBoomer_RB.pdf

CAAR – Age UK Report – January 24, 2012

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Living on a low income in later life,” (January 2012, .pdf format, 66p.).

www.ageuk.org.uk/get-involved/campaign/living-on-a-low-income-in-later-life/

CAAR – Public Library of Science (PLoS) Articles – January 24, 2012

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A. “Patterns of Multimorbidity in the Aged Population. Results from the KORA-Age Study,” by Inge Kirchberger, Christa Meisinger, Margit Heier, Anja-Kerstin Zimmermann, Barbara Thorand, Christine S. Autenrieth, Annette Peters, Karl-Heinz Ladwig, and Angela Doring (PLoS ONE 7(1): e30556. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0030556, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 7p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0030556

B. “Cognitive and Tactile Factors Affecting Human Haptic Performance in Later Life,” by Tobias Kalisch, Jan-Christoph Kattenstroth, Rebecca Kowalewski, Martin Tegenthoff, and Hubert R. Dinse (PLoS ONE 7(1): e30420. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0030420, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 11p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0030420

C. “Temporal Predictors of Health-Related Quality of Life in Elderly People with Diabetes: Results of a German Cohort Study,” by Imad Maatouk, Beate Wild, Daniela Wesche, Wolfgang Herzog, Elke Raum, Heiko Müller, Dietrich Rothenbacher, Christa Stegmaier, Dieter Schellberg, and Hermann Brenner (PLoS ONE 7(1): e31088. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0031088, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 7p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0031088

CAAR – US Social Security Administration, Office of Retirement and Disability Policy Periodicals – January 24, 2012

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A. SSI Monthly Statistics, December 2011 (January 2012).

www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/ssi_monthly/2011-12/index.html

B. Monthly Statistical Snapshot, December 2011 (January 2012, HTML and .pdf format).

www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/quickfacts/stat_snapshot/index.html

CAAR – US Census Bureau Data Update – January 24, 2012

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American Community Survey Update: 2006-2010 5 year PUMS are available for extraction through Census Bureau’s American Factfinder extractor.

www.census.gov/acs/www/data_documentation/pums_data/

CAAR – Nature Letter Abstract – January 24, 2012

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“Genetic contributions to stability and change in intelligence from childhood to old age,” by Ian J. Deary, Jian Yang, Gail Davies, Sarah E. Harris, Albert Tenesa, David Liewald, Michelle Luciano, Lorna M. Lopez, Alan J. Gow, Janie Corley, Paul Redmond, Helen C. Fox, Suzanne J. Rowe, Paul Haggarty, Geraldine McNeill, Michael E. Goddard, David J. Porteous, Lawrence J. Whalley, John M. Starr, and Peter M. Visscher (Vol. 481, No. 7381, Jan. 19, 2012).

www.nature.com/nature/journal/vaop/ncurrent/abs/nature10781.html?WT.ec_id=NATURE-20120119

CAAR – Lancet Perspective – January 24, 2012

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Note: Lancet may require free registration before providing articles. “Dementia and Mrs. Thatcher,” by Simon Wessely (Vol. 379, No. 9812, Jan. 21, 2012, HTML and .pdf format, p. 210).

www.lancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736%2812%2960089-0/fulltext

January 23, 2012

CAAR – US Social Security Administration Office of the Chief Actuary Report – January 23, 2012

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“Individual Changes Modifying Social Security” (Updated January 2012, HTML and .pdf format). “Annual Trustee Reports provide estimates of the financial status of Social Security’s Old-Age and Survivors Insurance (OASI) and Disability Insurance (DI) Trust Funds under current law. Recent Reports call for informed discussion, creative thinking, and timely legislation to address expected future deficits. Many policy makers have developed proposals and options to address this long-range solvency problem. Listed below is a broad range of policy options that would address Trust Fund solvency and other issues related to Social Security benefits and financing. Many of these options are part of comprehensive proposals intended to restore Trust Fund solvency.”

Updated categories are:

A: Cost of Living Adjustment

B: Level of Monthly Benefits (PIA)

C: Retirement Age

D: Benefits for Family Members

E: Payroll Taxes (including maximum taxable)

F: Coverage of Employment/Earnings

G: Investment in Marketable Securities

H: Taxation of Benefits

I:  Individual Accounts

J:  All Categories

www.socialsecurity.gov/OACT/solvency/provisions/index.html

CAAR – Center for Retirement Research at Boston College Working Paper – January 23, 2012

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The Impact of Temporary Assistance Programs on Disability Rolls and Re-Employment,” by Stephan Lindner and Austin Nichols (WP No. 2012-2, January 2012, .pdf format, 38p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

crr.bc.edu/working_papers/the_impact_of_temporary_assistance_programs_on_disability_rolls_and_re-employment.html

CAAR – National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper – January 23, 2012

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Impacts of Unionization on Employment, Product Quality and Productivity: Regression Discontinuity Evidence From Nursing Homes,” by Aaron J. Sojourner, Robert J. Town, David C. Grabowski, and Michelle M. Chen (w17733, January 2012, .pdf format, 48p.).

Abstract:

This paper studies the effects of unions in private-sector nursing homes on a broad range of labor, firm, and consumer outcomes. We link national data on nursing home characteristics from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to records on establishment-level unionization from federal labor agencies, and employ a regression discontinuity design to identify union effects by contrasting outcomes in nursing homes where unions closely won representation elections to outcomes in facilities where unions closely lost such elections. After showing that these two sets of homes are similar leading up to the election, we estimate union effects on staffing levels, care quality, and other outcomes. We find negative effects of unions on staffing levels and no decline in care quality, suggesting positive productivity effects. Consistent with these results, supplementary analysis shows significant increases in wages for some classes of nursing labor. Some evidence suggests that nursing homes in local product markets that were less competitive and had lower union density at the time of election experienced stronger union employment effects. We find no impact of unionization on facility survival. By combining credible identification of union effects, a comprehensive set of outcomes over time with measures of market-level characteristics, this study generates some of the best evidence available on many controversial questions in the economics of unions. Furthermore, it generates evidence from the service sector, which has grown in importance and where evidence on these questions has been thin.

papers.nber.org/papers/w17733

CAAR – Public Library of Science (PLoS) Articles – January 23, 2012

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A. “Virtual Reality as a Tool for Evaluation of Repetitive Rhythmic Movements in the Elderly and Parkinson’s Disease Patients,” by Pablo Arias, Veronica Robles-García, Gabriel Sanmartín, Julian Flores, and Javier Cudeiro (PLoS ONE 7(1): e30021. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0030021, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 8p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0030021

B. “Early Induction of Oxidative Stress in Mouse Model of Alzheimer Disease with Reduced Mitochondrial Superoxide Dismutase Activity,” by Hyun-Pil Lee, Neel Pancholi, Luke Esposito, Laura A. Previll, Xinglong Wang, Xiongwei Zhu, Mark A. Smith, and Hyoung-gon Lee (PLoS ONE 7(1): e28033. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0028033, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 6p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0028033

CAAR – UK Parliament Briefing Paper – January 23, 2012

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Assisted suicide,” by Sally Lipscombe and Gavin Colthart (SN04857, January 2012, .pdf format, 22p.).

www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/SN04857

CAAR – Economic Policy Institute Report – January 23, 2012

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Oregon retirement security: How are retirement needs being met now and in the future?” by Doug Hall and Elise Gould (Briefing Paper No. 334, January 2012, .pdf format, 10p.).

www.epi.org/publication/bp334-oregon-retirement-security-needs-met/

CAAR – Conferencealerts.com Palliative Care Conferences – January 23, 2012

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Jun. 1, 2012: The 7th Invest in ME International ME/CFS Conference 2012 — London, United Kingdom.

www.conferencealerts.com/hospice.htm

CAAR – Springer Publishing Book – January 23, 2012

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Aging America and Transportation: Personal Choices and Public Policy, edited by Joseph Coughlin and Lisa D’Ambrosio (January 2012, ISBN-13: 9780826123152, 288p.).

www.springerpub.com/product/9780826123152

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