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November 30, 2012

CAAR – National Bureau of Economic Research Working Papers – November 30, 2012

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A. “Active vs. Passive Decisions and Crowdout in Retirement Savings Accounts: Evidence from Denmark,” by Raj Chetty, John N. Friedman, Soren Leth-Petersen, Torben Nielsen, and Tore Olsen (w18565, November 2012, .pdf format, 74p.).

Abstract:

Do retirement savings policies – such as tax subsidies or employer-provided pension plans – increase total saving for retirement or simply induce shifting across accounts? We revisit this classic question using 45 million observations on savings for the population of Denmark. We find that a policy’s impact on total savings depends critically on whether it changes savings rates by active or passive choice. Tax subsidies, which rely upon individuals to take an action to raise savings, have small impacts on total wealth. We estimate that each $1 of tax expenditure on subsidies increases total saving by 1 cent. In contrast, policies that raise savings automatically even if individuals take no action – such as employer-provided pensions or automatic contributions to retirement accounts – increase wealth accumulation substantially. Price subsidies only affect the behavior of active savers who respond to incentives, whereas automatic contributions increase savings of passive individuals who do not reoptimize. We estimate that 85% of individuals are passive savers. The 15% of active savers who respond to price subsidies do so primarily by shifting assets across accounts rather than reducing consumption. These individuals also o set changes in automatic contributions and have higher wealth-income ratios. We conclude that automatic contributions are more effective at increasing total retirement savings than price subsidies for three reasons: (1) subsidies induce relatively few individuals to respond, (2) they generate substantial crowdout conditional on response, and (3) they do not influence the savings behavior of passive individuals, who are least prepared for retirement.

www.nber.org/papers/w18565

B. “What Makes Annuitization More Appealing?” by John Beshears, James J. Choi, David Laibson, Brigitte C. Madrian, and Stephen P. Zeldes (w18575, November 2012, .pdf format, 25p.).

Abstract:

We conduct and analyze two large surveys of hypothetical annuitization choices. We find that allowing individuals to annuitize a fraction of their wealth increases annuitization relative to a situation where annuitization is an ‘all or nothing’ decision. Very few respondents choose declining real payout streams over flat or increasing real payout streams of equivalent expected present value. Highlighting the effects of inflation increases demand for cost of living adjustments. Frames that focus on flexibility, control, and investment risk significantly reduce annuitization. A majority of respondents prefer to receive an extra ‘bonus’ payment during one month of the year that is funded by slightly lower payments in the remaining months. Concerns about later-life income, spending flexibility, and counterparty risk are the most important self-reported motives that influence the annuitization decision, whereas the desire to leave a bequest has little influence on this decision.

www.nber.org/papers/w18575

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

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Allopregnanolone Reinstates Tyrosine Hydroxylase Immunoreactive Neurons and Motor Performance in an MPTP-Lesioned Mouse Model of Parkinson’s Disease,” by Samuel O. Adeosun, Xu Hou, Yun Jiao, Baoying Zheng, Sherry Henry, Rosanne Hill, Zhi He, Amar Pani, Patrick Kyle, Xiaoming Ou, Thomas Mosley, Jerry M. Farley, Craig Stockmeier, Ian Paul, Steven Bigler, Roberta Diaz Brinton, Richard Smeyne, and Jun Ming Wang (PLoS ONE 7(11): e50040. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0050040, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 11p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0050040

CAAR – Bank of Japan Working Paper – November 30, 2012

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Macroeconomic Impact of Population Aging in Japan: A Perspective from an Overlapping Generations Model,” by Ichiro Muto, Takemasa Oda, and Nao Sudo (12-E-9, November 2012, .pdf format, 33p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

www.boj.or.jp/en/research/wps_rev/wps_2012/wp12e09.htm/

CAAR – Journal Table of Contents – November 30, 2012

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Research on Aging (Vol. 35, No. 1, January 2013).

roa.sagepub.com/content/35/1.toc

November 29, 2012

CAAR – Employee Benefit Research Institute Periodical – November 29, 2012

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EBRI Notes (Vol. 33, No. 11, November 2012, .pdf format, 24p.). The main articles in this issue are: “Self-Insured Health Plans: State Variation and Recent Trends by Firm Size,” by Paul Fronstin; and, “All or Nothing? An Expanded Perspective on Retirement Readiness,” by Jack VanDerhei.

www.ebri.org/publications/notes/index.cfm?fa=notesDisp&content_id=5131

CAAR – AARP Report – November 29, 2012

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Social Security: A Key Retirement Income Source for Older Minorities,” by Gary Koenig, Mikki Waid, and Selena Caldera (November 2012, .pdf format, 10p.).

www.aarp.org/work/social-security/info-11-2012/social-security-a-key-retirement-income-source-for-older-minorities-AARP-ppi-econ-sec.html

CAAR – Urban Institute Brief – November 29, 2012

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Retirement Plan Assets,” by Barbara Butrica (November 2012, .pdf format, 2p.).

www.urban.org/publications/412622.html

CAAR – Canadian Institute for Health Information/Institut Canadien D’information Sur La Sante Report – November 29, 2012

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Seniors and Alternate Level of Care: Building on our Knowledge,” (November 2012, .pdf format, 23p.).

secure.cihi.ca/estore/productFamily.htm?locale=en&pf=PFC1969&lang=en

CAAR – European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research Report – November 29, 2012

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Facts and Figures on Healthy Ageing and Long-term Care: Europe and North America,” edited by Ricardo Rodrigues, Manfred Huber, and Giovanni Lamura (November 2012, .pdf format, 122p.).

www.euro.centre.org/detail.php?xml_id=2079

CAAR – UK Care Quality Commission Report – November 29, 2012

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State of Care report 2011/12,” (November 2012, .pdf format, 110p.).

www.cqc.org.uk/public/reports-surveys-and-reviews/reports/state-care-report-2011/12

CAAR – Public Library of Science (PLoS) Articles – November 29, 2012

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A. “Elevated Homocysteine by Levodopa Is Detrimental to Neurogenesis in Parkinsonian Model,” by Jin Young Shin, Young-Hwan Ahn, Man-Jeong Paik, Hyun Jung Park, Young H. Sohn, and Phil Hyu Lee (PLoS ONE 7(11): e50496. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0050496, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 11p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0050496

B. “The Impact of Influenza Vaccinations on the Adverse Effects and Hospitalization Rate in the Elderly: A National Based Study in an Asian Country,” by Tsung-Yu Ho, Kuang-Yung Huang, Tza-Ta Huang, Yung-Sung Huang, Hsu-Chueh Ho, Pesus Chou, Chun-Hung Lin, Chang-Kao Wei, Wei-Chang Lian, Ting-Chang Chen, Hsien-Bin Huang, and Ching-Chih Lee (PLoS ONE 7(11): e50337. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0050337, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 9p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0050337

C. “No Diagnostic Value of Plasma Clusterin in Alzheimer’s Disease,” by Edina Silajdzic, Lennart Minthon, Maria Bjorkqvist, and Oskar Hansson (PLoS ONE 7(11): e50237. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0050237, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 4p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0050237

November 28, 2012

CAAR – US Census Bureau Data Tables – November 28, 2012

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Older Population in the United States: 2011,” (November 2012, Excel and comma-delimited format).

www.census.gov/population/age/data/2011.html

CAAR – Employee Benefit Research Institute Issue Brief – November 28, 2012

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Employment-Based Retirement Plan Participation: Geographic Differences and Trends, 2011,” by Craig Copeland (EBRI Issue Brief No. 378, November 2012, .pdf format, 44p.).

www.ebri.org/publications/ib/index.cfm?fa=ibDisp&content_id=5128

CAAR – Sloan Center on Aging and Work at Boston College Brief – November 28, 2012

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A Woman’s Place? A Cross National Exploration of Gender Role Perspectives – Quick Insights,” by Rucha Bhate (November 2012, .pdf format, 8p.).

www.bc.edu/research/agingandwork/archive_pubs/QI1.html

CAAR – UK Office for National Statistics Report – November 28, 2012

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National Bereavement Survey (VOICES) by PCT Cluster, 2011,” (November 2012, .pdf and HTML format, 12p.).

www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/subnational-health1/national-bereavement-survey–voices–by-pct-clusters/2011/stb-national-bereavement-survey–voices–by-pct-cluster–2011.html

CAAR – Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Report – November 28, 2012

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People with dementia in hospitals in New South Wales 2006-07,” (November 2012, .pdf format, 46p.).

www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=60129542287

CAAR – European Commission Economic and Financial Affairs Working Paper – November 28, 2012

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Long-term care: need, use and expenditure in the EU-27,” by Barbara Lipszyc, Etienne Sail, and Ana Xavier (Economic Papers No. 469, November 2012, .pdf format, 87p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

ec.europa.eu/economy_finance/publications/economic_paper/2012/ecp469_en.htm

CAAR – US House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Health Hearing Testimony – November 28, 2012

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Examining Options to Combat Health Care Waste, Fraud and Abuse,” a hearing held November 28, 2012 (witness statements available in .pdf format, full hearing can be viewed in Flash Player format, running time 2 hours 9 minutes).

energycommerce.house.gov/hearing/examining-options-combat-health-care-waste-fraud-and-abuse

CAAR – United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs Wallchart – November 28, 2012

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Population Ageing and Development 2012,” (November 2012, .pdf and Excel format, 2p.).

www.un.org/esa/population/publications/2012PopAgeingDev_Chart/2012AgeingWallchart.html

CAAR – Public Library of Science (PLoS) Articles – November 28, 2012

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A. “Human Anti-A{beta} IgGs Target Conformational Epitopes on Synthetic Dimer Assemblies and the AD Brain-Derived Peptide,” by Alfred T. Welzel, Angela D. Williams, Helen P. McWilliams-Koeppen, Luis Acero, Alfred Weber, Veronika Blinder, Alex Mably, Sebastian Bunk, Corinna Hermann, Michael A. Farrell, Hartmut J. Ehrlich, Hans P. Schwarz, Dominic M. Walsh, Alan Solomon, and Brian O’Nuallain (PLoS ONE 7(11): e50317. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0050317, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 12p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0050317

B. “Impaired c-Fos and Polo-Like Kinase 2 Induction in the Limbic System of Fear-conditioned alpha-Synuclein Transgenic,” by Mice Heinrich Schell, Cindy Boden, André Maia Chagas, and Philipp J. Kahle (PLoS ONE 7(11): e50245. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0050245, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 11p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0050245

CAAR – Human Mortality Database – November 28, 2012

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Data for Czech Republic were revised and updated through 2011 (Nov. 28, 2012).

www.mortality.org/cgi-bin/hmd/DataAvailability.php

Data access:

www.mortality.org/

CAAR – Journal Tables of Contents – November 28, 2012

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American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry (Vol. 20, No. 12, December 2012).

journals.lww.com/ajgponline/pages/currenttoc.aspx

Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology (Vol. 27, No. 4, December 2012).

link.springer.com/journal/10823/27/4/page/1

November 27, 2012

CAAR – Vienna Institute of Demography Working Paper – November 27, 2012

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Does grandparenting pay off? The effect of childcare on grandparents’ cognitive functioning,” by Bruno Arpino and Valeria Bordone (European Demographic Research Papers 4, 2012, .pdf format, 45p.).

Abstract:

In ageing societies, it is crucial to study the factors that can help maintain good cognitive functioning in later life. Previous studies have shown that having an engaged life (e.g., being employed or involved in social activities) has a positive effect on cognitive performance. In line with this strand of the literature, we consider the provision of grandparental childcare as a way to remain active in later life. Therefore, following the use-it-or-lose-it theoretical framework, we hypothesise that providing childcare on a daily basis can help older adults maintain better cognitive functioning. In particular, we focus on grandmothers, as they are the most engaged in childcare. Contrary to our hypothesis, descriptive evidence from the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE) suggests that grandmothers who look after their grandchildren daily have lower cognitive scores than grandmothers who provide care less frequently. However, we show that this negative effect of providing childcare is attributable to the background characteristics of the grandparents. Using an instrumental variable approach to address the endogeneity of grandparental childcare, we find that providing childcare has a substantial and positive effect on one of the four cognitive tests we consider, verbal fluency. This positive effect is particularly strong for older grandmothers. For the other tests of cognitive functioning, no statistically significant effect of grandparental childcare is found. These results contribute to the limited evidence on the effects of grandparenting on grandparents’ outcomes.

www.oeaw.ac.at/vid/download/edrp_4_2012.pdf

November 26, 2012

CAAR – Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Report – November 26, 2012

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Long-Term Care for Older Adults: A Review of Home and Community-Based Services Versus Institutional Care,” (No. 81, November 2012, .pdf format, 65p.).

effectivehealthcare.ahrq.gov/index.cfm/search-for-guides-reviews-and-reports/?pageaction=displayproduct&productid=1277

CAAR – US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General Reports – November 26, 2012

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A. “Least Costly Alternative Policies: Impact on Prostate Cancer Drugs Covered Under Medicare Part B,” (OEI-12-12-00210, November 2012, .pdf format, 15p.).

oig.hhs.gov/oei/reports/oei-12-12-00210.asp

B. “Assessment of Hospital Reporting of Present on Admission Indicators on Medicare Claims,” (OEI-06-09-00310, November 2012, .pdf format, 5p.).

oig.hhs.gov/oei/reports/oei-06-09-00310.asp

CAAR – National Bureau of Economics Research Working Papers – November 26, 2012

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A. “The Effect of Pharmaceutical Innovation on Longevity: Patient-Level Evidence from the 1996-2002 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey and Linked Mortality Public-Use Files,” by Frank R. Lichtenberg (w18552, November 2012, .pdf format, 23p.).

Abstract:

We investigate the effect of the vintage (year of FDA approval) of the prescription drugs used by an individual on his or her survival and medical expenditure. When we only control for age, sex, and interview year, we estimate that a one-year increase in drug vintage increases life expectancy by 0.52%. Controlling for other variables including activity limitations, race, education, family income as a percent of the poverty line, insurance coverage, Census region, BMI, smoking and over 100 medical conditions has virtually no effect on the estimate of the effect of drug vintage on life expectancy.

Between 1996 and 2003, the mean vintage of prescription drugs increased by 6.6 years. This is estimated to have increased life expectancy of elderly Americans by 0.41-0.47 years. This suggests that not less than two-thirds of the 0.6-year increase in the life expectancy of elderly Americans during 1996-2003 was due to the increase in drug vintage. The 1996-2003 increase in drug vintage is also estimated to have increased annual drug expenditure per elderly American by $207, and annual total medical expenditure per elderly American by $218. This implies that the incremental cost-effectiveness ratio (cost per life-year gained) of pharmaceutical innovation was about $12,900

papers.nber.org/papers/w18552

B. “The Asset Price Meltdown and the Wealth of the Middle Class,” by Edward N. Wolff (w18559, November 2012, .pdf format, 74p.).

Abstract:

I find that median wealth plummeted over the years 2007 to 2010, and by 2010 was at its lowest level since 1969. The inequality of net worth, after almost two decades of little movement, was up sharply from 2007 to 2010. Relative indebtedness continued to expand from 2007 to 2010, particularly for the middle class, though the proximate causes were declining net worth and income rather than an increase in absolute indebtedness. In fact, the average debt of the middle class actually fell in real terms by 25 percent. The sharp fall in median wealth and the rise in inequality in the late 2000s are traceable to the high leverage of middle class families in 2007 and the high share of homes in their portfolio. The racial and ethnic disparity in wealth holdings, after remaining more or less stable from 1983 to 2007, widened considerably between 2007 and 2010. Hispanics, in particular, got hammered by the Great Recession in terms of net worth and net equity in their homes. Households under age 45 also got pummeled by the Great Recession, as their relative and absolute wealth declined sharply from 2007 to 2010.

papers.nber.org/papers/w18559

CAAR – Center for Retirement Research at Boston College Working Paper – November 26, 2012

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Changing Sources of Income among the Aged Population,” by Barry P. Bosworth and Kathleen Burke (WP No. 2012-27, November 2012, .pdf format, 33p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

crr.bc.edu/working-papers/changing-sources-of-income-among-the-aged-population/

CAAR – Center for Economic Studies/Ifo Institute for Economic Research (CESifo) [Munich, Bavaria, Germany] Working Paper – November 26, 2012

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Portability of Pension, Health, and other Social Benefits: Facts, Concepts, and Issues,” by Robert Holzmann and Johannes Koettl (CESifo Working Paper No. 4002, November 2012, .pdf format, 40p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

www.cesifo-group.de/ifoHome/publications/working-papers/CESifoWP/CESifoWPdetails?wp_id=19071546

CAAR – World Health Organization Mortality Database Update – November 26, 2012

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WHO updated the following files (.zip compressed ASCII format, with documentation in .pdf or Microsoft Excel format) it’s Mortality Database on Nov. 26, 2012. “Documentation“; “Availability“; “Populations and live birth“; and “Mortality, ICD-10.”

www.who.int/whosis/mort/download/en/index.html

CAAR – Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Report – November 26, 2012

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Changes in life expectancy and disability in Australia 1998 to 2009,” (November 2012, .pdf format, 27p.).

www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=60129542187

CAAR – Alzheimer’s Australia Report – November 26, 2012

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Modelling the impact of interventions to delay the onset of dementia in Australia,” by Dr. Victor Vickland, Tom Morris, Prof. Brian Draper, Dr. Lee-Fay Low, and Prof. Henry Brodaty (Paper No. 30, November 2012, .pdf format, 16p.).

www.fightdementia.org.au/common/files/NAT/Modelling_impact_of_interventions_to_delay_onset_of_dementia_by_2050_-_FINAL(1).pdf

CAAR – Statistics Canada/Statistique Canada Article – November 26, 2012

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Health behaviour changes after diagnosis of chronic illness among Canadians aged 50 or older,” by Jason T. Newsom, Nathalie Huguet, Pamela L. Ramage-Morin, Michael J. McCarthy, Julie Bernier, Mark S. Kaplan and Bentson H. McFarland (Health Reports, Vol. 23, No. 4, November 2012, .pdf and HTML format, 7p.).

www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/82-003-x/2012004/article/11740-eng.htm

CAAR – Institute for Research on Public Policy (IRPP) [Montreal, Quebec Canada] Report – November 26, 2012

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Where Will You Retire? Seniors’ Migration within Canada and Implications for Policy,” by Bruce Newbold and Tyler Meredith (Study No. 36, November 2012, .pdf format, 32p.).

www.irpp.org/show_study.php?id=405

CAAR – UK Care Quality Commission Report – November 26, 2012

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The state of health care and adult social care in England in 2011/12,” (November 2012, .pdf format, 110p.).

www.cqc.org.uk/public/news/pressures-health-and-care-services-are-increasing-risks-poor-care-according-our-latest-r

CAAR – UK Department of Work and Pensions Reports – November 26, 2012

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A. “Pension Credit eligible non-recipients: Barriers to claiming,” by Lucy Radford, Lisa Taylor and Claire Wilkie (Research Report No. 819, November 2012, .pdf format, 22p.).

research.dwp.gov.uk/asd/asd5/report_abstracts/rr_abstracts/rra_819.asp

B. “Attitudes to Pensions: The 2012 survey,” by Pat MacLeod, Alice Fitzpatrick, Becky Hamlyn, Andrew Jones, Andrea Kinver and Leon Page (Research Report No. 813, November 2012, .pdf format, 144p.).

research.dwp.gov.uk/asd/asd5/report_abstracts/rr_abstracts/rra_813.asp

CAAR – Nature Letter Abstract – November 26, 2012

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Progressive degeneration of human neural stem cells caused by pathogenic LRRK2,” by Guang-Hui Liu, Jing Qu, Keiichiro Suzuki, Emmanuel Nivet, Mo Li, Nuria Montserrat, Fei Yi, Xiuling Xu, Sergio Ruiz, Weiqi Zhang, Ulrich Wagner, Audrey Kim, Bing Ren, Ying Li, April Goebl, Jessica Kim, Rupa Devi Soligalla, Ilir Dubova, James Thompson, John Yates III, Concepcion Rodriguez Esteban, Ignacio Sancho-Martinez & Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte (Vol. 491, No. 7425, November 22, 2012, p. 603-607).

www.nature.com/nature/journal/v491/n7425/abs/nature11557.html

CAAR – Public Library of Science (PLoS) Articles – November 26, 2012

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A. “Newly Acquired Fear of Falling Leads to Altered Eye Movement Patterns and Reduced Stepping Safety: A Case Study,” by William R. Young and Mark A. Hollands (PLoS ONE 7(11): e49765. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0049765, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 7p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0049765

B. “Relation of Pulse Pressure to Long-Distance Gait Speed in Community-Dwelling Older Adults: Findings from the LIFE-P Study,” by Kevin S. Heffernan, Todd M. Manini, Fang-Chi Hsu, Steven N. Blair, Barbara J. Nicklas, Stephen B. Kritchevsky, Anne B. Newman, Kim Sutton-Tyrrell, Timothy S. Church, William L. Haskell, and Roger A. Fielding (PLoS ONE 7(11): e49544. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0049544, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 6p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0049544

C. “Validity and Reliability of a Tool for Determining Appropriateness of Days of Stay: An Observational Study in the Orthopedic Intensive Rehabilitation Facilities in Italy,” by Aida Bianco, Domenico Flotta, Francesca Lotito, Carmelo G. A. Nobile, Claudia Pileggi, and Maria Pavia, for The Collaborative Working Group (PLoS ONE 7(11): e50260. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0050260, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 6p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0050260

D. “Cognitive Processing Speed in Older Adults: Relationship with White Matter Integrity,” by Geoffrey A. Kerchner, Caroline A. Racine, Sandra Hale, Reva Wilheim, Victor Laluz, Bruce L. Miller, and Joel H. Kramer (PLoS ONE 7(11): e50425. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0050425, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 10p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0050425

CAAR – Lancet Oncology Article Abstract – November 26, 2012

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Quality of life in men with locally advanced prostate cancer treated with leuprorelin and radiotherapy with or without zoledronic acid (TROG 03.04 RADAR): secondary endpoints from a randomised phase 3 factorial trial,” by James W. Denham, Chantelle Wilcox, David Joseph, Nigel A. Spry, David S. Lamb, Keen-Hun Tai, John Matthews, Chris Atkinson, Sandra Turner, David Christie, Nirdosh Kumar Gogna, Lizbeth Kenny, Gillian Duchesne, Brett Delahunt, and Patrick McElduff (Vol. 13, No. 12, December 2012, p. 1260-1270).

www.thelancet.com/journals/lanonc/article/PIIS1470-2045%2812%2970423-0/abstract

CAAR – Journal Tables of Contents – November 26, 2012

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Ageing International (Vol. 37, No. 4, December 2012).

link.springer.com/journal/12126/37/4/page/1

Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology (Vol. 27, No. 3, September 2012).

link.springer.com/journal/10823/27/3/page/1

November 20, 2012

CAAR – US Social Security Administration, Research, Statistics, and Policy Analysis Periodical – November 20, 2012

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SSI Monthly Statistics, October 2012 (November 2012, HTML and .pdf format).

www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/ssi_monthly/2012-10/index.html

CAAR – Center for Retirement Research at Boston College Working Papers – November 20, 2012

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A. “Automatic Enrollment, Employee Compensation, and Retirement Security,” by Barbara A. Butrica and Nadia Karamcheva (WP No. 2012-25, November 2012, .pdf format, 41p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

crr.bc.edu/working-papers/automatic-enrollment-employee-compensation-and-retirement-security/

B. “Holding Out or Opting Out? Deciding Between Retirement and Disability Applications in Recessions,” by Matthew S. Rutledge (WP No. 2012-26, November 2012, .pdf format, 36p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

crr.bc.edu/working-papers/holding-out-or-opting-out-deciding-between-retirement-and-disability-applications-in-recessions/

CAAR – Center for Retirement Research at Boston College Issue Brief – November 20, 2012

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The Impact of Long Vesting Periods on State and Local Workers,” by Alicia H. Munnell, Jean-Pierre Aubry, Joshua Hurwitz and Laura Quinby (SLP No. 26, November 2012, .pdf format, 11p.).

crr.bc.edu/briefs/the-impact-of-long-vesting-periods-on-state-and-local-workers/

CAAR – Public Library of Science (PLoS) Articles – November 20, 2012

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A. “Does Adhesive Capsulitis of the Shoulder Increase the Risk of Stroke? A Population-Based Propensity Score-Matched Follow-Up Study,” by Chueh-Hung Wu, Yen-Ho Wang, Ya-Ping Huang, and Shin-Liang Pan (PLoS ONE 7(11): e49343. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0049343, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 6p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0049343

B. “Isoflurane Exposure during Mid-Adulthood Attenuates Age-Related Spatial Memory Impairment in APP/PS1 Transgenic Mice,” by Diansan Su, Yanxing Zhao, Huan Xu, Beilei Wang, Xuemei Chen, Jie Chen, and Xiangrui Wang (PLoS ONE 7(11): e50172. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0050172, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 8p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0050172

CAAR – US Senate Special Committee on Aging Hearing Report – November 20, 2012

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Enhancing Women’s Retirement Security,” a hearing held July 25, 2012 (S. Hrg. 112-591, .pdf and ASCII text format, 185p.).

www.gpo.gov/fdsys/search/pagedetails.action;jsessionid=xzsCQrnbPDvy15wrhhklp5zXQ78l4dd8wgXxHBK2XdyL9G8r3LjH!1888344653!-143703690?browsePath=112%2FSENATE%2FSpecial+Committee+on+Aging&granuleId=CHRG-112shrg76246&packageId=CHRG-112shrg76246&fromBrowse=true

CAAR – PBS Frontline Documentary – November 20, 2012

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The Suicide Plan,” (aired November 13, 2012, running time 1 hour 23 minutes). This program examines the issue of assisted suicide in the United States.

www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/suicide-plan/

CAAR – Tables of Contents – November 20, 2012

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A. European Journal of Palliative Care (Vol. 19, No. 6, Nov./Dec. 2012).

www.haywardpublishing.co.uk/_year_search_review.aspx?JID=4&Year=2012&Edition=447

B. Journal of Gerontology (A): Biological Sciences (Vol. 67, No. 11, December 2012)

biomedgerontology.oxfordjournals.org/content/67/12.toc

C. Journal of Gerontology (B): Psychological Sciences (Vol. 67, No. 6, November 2012)

psychsocgerontology.oxfordjournals.org/content/67/6.toc

D. Medical Care (Vol. 50, No. 12, December 2012).

journals.lww.com/lww-medicalcare/pages/currenttoc.aspx

 

CAAR – Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Database – November 20, 2012

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“Social Expenditure Database (SOCX).” The OECD Social Expenditure Database (SOCX) has been developed in order to serve a growing need for indicators of social policy. It includes reliable and internationally comparable statistics on public and (mandatory and voluntary) private social expenditure at programme level. This version also includes estimates of net total social spending for 2009 for 30 OECD countries.

SOCX provides a unique tool for monitoring trends in aggregate social expenditure and analysing changes in its composition. It covers 34 OECD countries for the period 1980-2009 and estimates for 2010-2012. The main social policy areas are as follows: Old age, Survivors, Incapacity-related benefits, Health, Family, Active labour market programmes, Unemployment, Housing, and Other social policy areas. The database has recently been updated.”

www.oecd.org/social/socialpoliciesanddata/socialexpendituredatabasesocx.htm

CAAR – Kaiser Family Foundation Website – November 20, 2012

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“Kaiser Family Foundation Resources on Deficit-Reduction Debate” (updated November 2012.). “These Foundation resources shed light on how the ongoing national debate about deficit reduction may affect Medicare, Medicaid and other health-care programs.  These resources include analysis of specific savings proposals, polling on the public’s views of deficit-reduction options, summaries and comparisons of relevant elements of major deficit-reduction plans, and explanatory briefs and backgrounders describing key issues related to the debate.”

www.kff.org/medicare/Medicare-Medicaid-Deficit-Resources.cfm

November 19, 2012

CAAR – US Public Broadcasting System Frontline Episode – November 19, 2012

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The Suicide Plan (Nov. 13, 2012, video transcript, running time: 1 hour, 23 minutes, 41 seconds).

video.pbs.org/video/2304058290

CAAR – Minnesota Population Center Data Update – November 19, 2012

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The American Time Use Survey Extract Builder (ATUS-X) added 2011 ATUS data, which includes information on secondary eldercare” (updated November 2012).

www.atusdata.org

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