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December 19, 2012

CAAR – Statistics Canada/Statistique Canada Article – December 19, 2012

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Seniors’ use of and unmet needs for home care, 2009,” by Melanie Hoover and Michelle Rotermann (Health Reports, Vol. 23, No. 4, December 2012, .pdf and HTML format, p. 3-8).

www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/82-003-x/2012004/article/11760-eng.htm

CAAR – American Enterprise Institute Monograph, Brief – December 19, 2012

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A. Saving Medicare: A market cure for an ailing program, by Joseph Antos (December 2012, .pdf format, 72p.).

www.aei.org/papers/health/healthcare-reform/saving-medicare-a-market-cure-for-an-ailing-program/

B. “Financing entitlements and promoting work: Does policy encourage early retirement?” by Aspen Gorry and Sita Nataraj Slavov (AEI Economic Perspectives, December 2012, .pdf format, 12p.).

www.aei.org/papers/economics/retirement/financing-entitlements-and-promoting-work-does-policy-encourage-early-retirement/

CAAR – Heritage Foundation Issue Brief – December 19, 2012

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Three Social Security Fixes to Solve the Real Fiscal Crisis,” by David C. John (Issue Brief No. 3807, December 2012, HTML format).

www.heritage.org/research/reports/2012/12/3-social-security-fixes-to-solve-the-real-fiscal-crisis

CAAR – US House Committee on Education and the Workforce, Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Hearing Testimony – December 19, 2012

Filed under: Legislation Information Updates — Tags: — admin @ 4:43 pm

Challenges Facing Multiemployer Pension Plans: Evaluating PBGC’s Insurance Program and Financial Outlook,” a hearing held December 19, 2012 (witness statements available in .pdf format, full hearing can be viewed in Flash Player format, running time 1 hour 25 minutes).

edworkforce.house.gov/calendar/eventsingle.aspx?EventID=315571

CAAR – Journal Table of Contents – December 19, 2012

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Journal of Gerontology (A): Biological Sciences (Vol. 68, No. 1, January 2013).

biomedgerontology.oxfordjournals.org/content/68/1.toc

December 18, 2012

CAAR – Health and Retirement Study Data Release – December 18, 2012

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The University of Michigan Institute for Social Research Health and Retirement Study has announced the release of the following data file:

RAND HRS Family Data Files Release for the 1992 through 2008 Core Waves (v.B) (Dec. 17, 2012).

hrsonline.isr.umich.edu/news/index.php?p=shownews3x1&hfyle=news336

Data access:

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

CAAR – Center for Retirement Research at Boston College Issue Brief – December 18, 2012

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A Nudge Isn’t Always Enough,” by Erin Todd Bronchetti, Thomas S. Dee, David B. Huffman and Ellen Magenheim (IB No. 12-21, December 2012, .pdf format, 7p.).

crr.bc.edu/briefs/a-nudge-isn%e2%80%99t-always-enough/

CAAR – UK Office for National Statistics Report – December 18, 2012

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Mortality in England and Wales: Average Life Span,” (December 2012, .pdf and HTML format, 14p.).

www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/mortality-ageing/mortality-in-england-and-wales/average-life-span/rpt-average-life-span.html

CAAR – Pew Social and Demographic Trends Report – December 18, 2012

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A Bipartisan Nation of Beneficiaries,” by Rich Morin, Paul Taylor and Eileen Patten (December 2012, .pdf and HTML format, 16p.).

www.pewsocialtrends.org/2012/12/18/a-bipartisan-nation-of-beneficiaries/

CAAR – Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Article Abstracts – December 18, 2012

A. “Neural and behavioral bases of age differences in perceptions of trust,” by Elizabeth Castle, Naomi I. Eisenberger, Teresa E. Seeman, Wesley G. Moons, Ian A. Boggero, Mark S. Grinblatt, and Shelley E. Taylor (Vol. 109, No. 51, December 18, 2012, p. 20848-20852).

www.pnas.org/content/109/51/20848.abstract.html?etoc

B. “Out-of-register {beta}-sheets suggest a pathway to toxic amyloid aggregates,” by Cong Liu, Minglei Zhao, Lin Jiang, Pin-Nan Cheng, Jiyong Park, Michael R. Sawaya, Anna Pensalfini, Dawei Gou, Arnold J. Berk, Charles G. Glabe, James Nowick, and David Eisenberg (Vol. 109, No. 51, December 18, 2012, p. 20913-20918).

www.pnas.org/content/109/51/20913.abstract.html?etoc

CAAR – C.D. Howe Institute [Toronto, Ontario, Canada] Commentary – December 18, 2012

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Ottawa’s Pension Abyss: The Rapid Hidden Growth of Federal-Employee Retirement Liabilities,” by William B.P. Robson (No. 370, December 2012, .pdf format, 12p.).

www.cdhowe.org/ottawa-pension-abyss-the-rapid-hidden-growth-of-federal-employee-retirement-liabilities/19972

CAAR – Conferencealerts.Com Palliative Care – December 18, 2012

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3rd Global Conference:Making Sense Of: Chronicity — Oxford, United Kingdom (Sept. 23-25, 2012).

www.conferencealerts.com/hospice.htm

CAAR – Voices of NY Website of Interest – December 18, 2012

Filed under: Websites of Interest — Tags: — admin @ 4:12 pm

Special Project: Graying in Color,” (December 2012, Flash format). This is a four-part video series on aging in New York City.

voicesofny.org/2012/09/special-project-graying-in-color/#comments

CAAR – Journal Table of Contents – December 18, 2012

Filed under: Journal Table of Contents — Tags: — admin @ 4:11 pm

Journal of Gerontology (B): Psychological Sciences (Vol. 68, No. 1, January 2013).

psychsocgerontology.oxfordjournals.org/content/68/1.toc

December 17, 2012

CAAR – US Government Accountability Office Report – December 17, 2012

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , — admin @ 4:41 pm

CMS Innovation Center: Early Implementation Efforts Suggest Need for Additional Actions to Help Ensure Coordination with Other CMS Offices,” (GAO-13-12, November 2012, .pdf format, 51p.).

www.gao.gov/products/GAO-13-12

CAAR – US Small Business Administration Research Notes – December 17, 2012

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A. “Retirement, Recessions and Older Small Business Owners,” by Tami Gurley-Calvez, Kandice Kapinos, and Donald Bruce (Report No. 400, December 2012, .pdf format, 62p.).

www.sba.gov/advocacy/7540/372751

B. “Financial Viability and Retirement Assets: A Look at Small Business Owners and Private Sector Workers,” by Jules Lichtenstein (Report No. 401, December 2012, .pdf format, 46p.).

www.sba.gov/advocacy/7540/372811

CAAR – US Social Security Administration, Research, Statistics, and Policy Analysis Periodical – December 17, 2012

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SSI Monthly Statistics, November 2012 (December 2012).

www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/ssi_monthly/2012-11/index.html

CAAR – Health and Retirement Study Data Release – December 17, 2012

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The University of Michigan Institute for Social Research Health and Retirement Study has announced the release of the following data file:

2011 Health Care Mail Survey (HCMS) Version 1.0 (Dec. 14, 2012).

hrsonline.isr.umich.edu/news/index.php?p=shownews3x1&hfyle=news335

Data access:

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

CAAR – Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research Data Release – December 17, 2012

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ICPSR’s National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging announced the release of the following new dataset that may be of interest to researchers of aging on Dec. 16, 2012. Note: Some ICPSR studies are available only to ICPSR member institutions. To find out whether your organization is a member, and whether or not it supports ICPSR Direct downloading, see:

www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/ICPSR/administration/institutions

Sacramento Area Latino Study on Aging (SALSA Study), 1996-2008: Demographic Data (study no. 34483).

www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/RCMD/studies/34483/version/1

CAAR – Lancet Article Abstracts – December 17, 2012

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Lancet requires free registration prior to providing access.

A. “Age-specific and sex-specific mortality in 187 countries, 1970-2010: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010,” by Haidong Wang, Laura Dwyer-Lindgren, Katherine T. Lofgren, Julie Knoll Rajaratnam, Jacob R. Marcus, Alison Levin-Rector, Carly E. Levitz, Alan D. Lopez, and Christopher J.L. Murray (Vol. 380, No. 9859, December 15, 2012, p. 2071-2094).

www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736%2812%2961728-0/abstract

B. “Global and regional mortality from 235 causes of death for 20 age groups in 1990 and 2010: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010,” by Rafael Lozano, Mohsen Naghavi, Kyle Foreman, et al. (Vol. 380, No. 9859, December 15, 2012, p. 2095-2128).

www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736%2812%2961728-0/abstract

C. “Common values in assessing health outcomes from disease and injury: disability weights measurement study for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010,” by Joshua A. Salomon, Theo Vos, Daniel R. Hogan, Michael Gagnon, Mohsen Naghavi, Ali Mokdad, Nazma Begum, Razibuzzaman Shah, et al. (Vol. 380, No. 9859, December 15, 2012, p. 2129-2143).

www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736%2812%2961680-8/abstract

D. “Healthy life expectancy for 187 countries, 1990-2010: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden Disease Study 2010,” by Joshua A. Salomon, Haidong Wang, Michael K. Freeman, Theo Vos, Abraham D. Flaxman, Alan D. Lopez, and Christopher J.L. Murray (Vol. 380, No. 9859, December 15, 2012, p. 2144-2162).

www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736%2812%2961690-0/abstract

E. “Years lived with disability (YLDs) for 1160 sequelae of 289 diseases and injuries 1990-2010: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010,” by Theo Vos, Abraham D. Flaxman, Mohsen Naghavi, Rafael Lozano, Catherine Michaud, Majid Ezzati, Kenji Shibuya, Joshua A. Salomon, Safa Abdalla, et al. (Vol. 380, No. 9859, December 15, 2012, p. 2163-2196).

www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736%2812%2961729-2/abstract

F. “Disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) for 291 diseases and injuries in 21 regions, 1990-2010: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010,” by Christopher J. L. Murray, Theo Vos, Rafael Lozano, Mohsen Naghavi, Abraham D. Flaxman, Catherine Michaud, Majid Ezzati, Kenji Shibuya, Joshua A. Salomon, et al. (Vol. 380, No. 9859, December 15, 2012, p. 2197-2223).

www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736%2812%2961689-4/abstract

G. “A comparative risk assessment of burden of disease and injury attributable to 67 risk factors and risk factor clusters in 21 regions, 1990-2010: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010,” by Stephen S. Lim, Theo Vos, Abraham D. Flaxman, Goodarz Danaei, Kenji Shibuya, Heather Adair-Rohani, Markus Amann, H. Ross Anderson, Kathryn G. Andrews, et al. (Vol. 380, No. 9859, December 15, 2012, p. 2224-2260).

www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736%2812%2961766-8/abstract

CAAR – Conferencealerts.Com Palliative Care – December 17, 2012

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Caring, Working, Living – Sydney, Australia (Mar. 14-15, 2013).

www.conferencealerts.com/hospice.htm

CAAR – De Nederlandsche Bank Working Paper – December 17, 2012

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Is Information Overrated? Evidence from the Pension Domain,” by Henriette Prast, Federica Teppa and Anouk Smits (Working Paper No. 360, December 2012, .pdf format, 38p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

www.dnb.nl/en/publications/dnb-publications/dnb-working-papers-series/dnb-working-papers/working-papers-2012/dnb282368.jsp

December 14, 2012

CAAR – National Health and Aging Trends Study [NHATS] Data Release – December 14, 2012

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National Health and Aging Trends Study (NHATS) Round 1 Public Use Final Data files are now available for download,” (December 2012, SAS and Stata format).

www.nhats.org/scripts/Rnd1FinalDataFiles.htm

CAAR – John A. Hartford Foundation Report – December 14, 2012

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 4:29 pm

Silver and Blue: The Unfinished Business of Mental Health Care for Older Adults,” (December 2012, .pdf format, 13p.).

www.jhartfound.org/learning-center/john-a-hartford-foundation-national-public-poll-silver-and-blue-the-unfinished-business-of-mental-health-care-for-older-adults/

CAAR – Statistics Netherlands Release – December 14, 2012

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 4:28 pm

Potential labour force remains in tact thanks to the people over 65,” (December 2012, .pdf and HTML format, 2p.).

www.cbs.nl/en-GB/menu/themas/bevolking/publicaties/artikelen/archief/2012/2012-073-pb.htm

December 13, 2012

CAAR – Statistics Sweden Press Release – December 13, 2012

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“Immigrating at older age often leads to lower pension” (Dec. 12, 2012). The press release links to a SS Report: “Integration – foreign born persons of retirement age” (December 2012, .pdf format, in Swedish, with a summary,table headings, and lists of tables, graphs, and terms in English).

www.scb.se/Pages/PressRelease____345477.aspx

CAAR – US Census Bureau News Release – December 13, 2012

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US Census Bureau News Release: “U.S. Census Bureau Projections Show a Slower Growing, Older, More Diverse Nation a Half Century from Now” (CB12-243, Dec. 12, 2012).

www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/population/cb12-243.html

CAAR – US Medicare Payment Advisory Committee Hearing Transcript – December 13, 2012

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 3:57 pm

A transcript of the Dec. 6-7, 2012 meeting is available (.pdf format, 462p.).

www.medpac.gov/meeting_search.cfm?SelectedDate=2012-12-06%2000:00:00.0

CAAR – US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General Report – December 13, 2012

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 3:56 pm

Comparison of First-Quarter 2012 Average Sales Prices and Average Manufacturer Prices: Impact on Medicare Reimbursement for Third Quarter 2012,” (OEI-03-12-00730, December 2012, .pdf format, 19p.).

oig.hhs.gov/oei/reports/oei-03-12-00730.asp

CAAR – US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Article – December 13, 2012

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 3:55 pm

Medicare Beneficiary Knowledge of the Part D Program and Its Relationship with Voluntary Enrollment,” by Benjamin Lee Howell, Jennifer Wolff, and Bradley Herring (Medicare & Medicaid Research Review, Vol. 2, No. 4, 2012, .pdf format, 22p.).

www.cms.gov/Research-Statistics-Data-and-Systems/Research/MMRR/MMRR-Published-Articles-Items/MMRR2012_002_04_A03.html

CAAR – US National Institute on Health Funding Opportunity – December 13, 2012

Filed under: Employment/Funding Opportunities — Tags: — admin @ 3:53 pm

NIA Clinical Trial Planning Grant Program (R34),” (PAR-13-040, deadline for applications: Jan. 16, 2013, National Institute on Aging).

grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-13-040.html

CAAR – Nature Letter Abstract – December 13, 2012

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An early age increase in vacuolar pH limits mitochondrial function and lifespan in yeast,” by Adam L. Hughes and Daniel E. Gottschling (Vol. 492, No. 7428, December 12, 2012, p. 261-265).

www.nature.com/nature/journal/v492/n7428/abs/nature11654.html

CAAR – Lancet Neurology Article Abstract – December 13, 2012

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Note: Lancet requires free registration prior to providing access. “Subthalamic nucleus versus globus pallidus bilateral deep brain stimulation for advanced Parkinson’s disease (NSTAPS study): a randomised controlled trial,” by Vincent J.J. Odekerken, Teus van Laar, Michiel J. Staal, Arne Mosch, Carel F.E. Hoffmann, Peter C.G. Nijssen, Guus N. Beute, Jeroen P.P. van Vugt, Mathieu W.P.M. Lenders, M. Fiorella Contarino, Marieke S.J. Mink, Lo J. Bour, Pepijn van den Munckhof, Ben A. Schmand, Rob J. de Haan, P. Richard Schuurman, and Rob M.A. de Bie (Vol. 12, No. 1, January 2013, p. 37-44).

www.thelancet.com/journals/laneur/article/PIIS1474-4422%2812%2970264-8/abstract

CAAR – Joseph Rowntree Foundation [UK] Report – December 13, 2012

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 3:48 pm

Supported housing for older people in the UK: An evidence review,” by Jenny Pannell and Imogen Blood (December 2012, .pdf format, 68p.).

www.jrf.org.uk/publications/supported-housing-older-people-evidence-review

CAAR – Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Report – December 13, 2012

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 3:47 pm

Incontinence in Australia: prevalence, experience and cost,” (December 2012, .pdf format, 36p.).

www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=60129542329

CAAR – UK Parliamentary Library Research Note – December 13, 2012

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 3:46 pm

Restricting pension tax relief,” by Djuna Thurley (SN05901, December 2012, .pdf format, 38p.).

www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/SN05901

CAAR – Rand Corporation Working Paper – December 13, 2012

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Retiree Out-of-Pocket Health Care Spending: A Study of Expert Views, Consumer Expectations, and Policy Implications,” by Allison K. Hoffman and Howell E. Jackson (WR962, November 2012, .pdf format, 72p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

www.rand.org/pubs/working_papers/WR962.html

CAAR – US Senate Committee on Finance Hearing Testimony – December 13, 2012

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Improving Care for Dually-Eligible Beneficiaries: A Progress Update,” a hearing held December 13, 2012 (witness statements available in .pdf format, full hearing can be viewed in Flash Player format, running time 1 hour 49 minutes). Note: The video starts at the 42 minute mark.

www.finance.senate.gov/hearings/hearing/?id=44840579-5056-a032-52c9-034b7663dc1e

CAAR – Journal Tables of Contents – December 13, 2012

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , — admin @ 3:43 pm

Canadian Journal on Aging/La Revue canadienne du vieillissement (Vol. 31, No. 4, December 2012).

journals.cambridge.org/action/displayIssue?decade=2010&jid=CJG&volumeId=31&issueId=04&iid=8782476

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Vol. 60, No. 12, December 2012).

onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jgs.2012.60.issue-12/issuetoc

December 12, 2012

CAAR – Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care Regional Report Series – December 12, 2012

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 1:33 pm

“Improving Patient Decision-Making in Health Care: A 2012 Dartmouth Atlas Series,” (November 2012, .pdf and zipped Excel format). There are four reports that are currently available:

– The New England region

– The Middle Atlantic region

– The South Atlantic region

– The Great Lakes region

www.dartmouthatlas.org/pages/decision_making_series

CAAR – US Government Accountability Office Report – December 12, 2012

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 1:32 pm

Older Americans Act: Options to Better Target Need and Improve Equity,” (GAO-13-74, November 2012, .pdf format, 60p.).

www.gao.gov/products/GAO-13-74

 

CAAR – US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General Report – December 12, 2012

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 1:31 pm

Home and Community-Based Services in Assisted Living Facilities,” (OEI-09-08-00360, December 2012, .pdf format, 23p.).

oig.hhs.gov/oei/reports/oei-09-08-00360.asp

CAAR – Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Article Abstracts – December 12, 2012

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A. “Direct three-dimensional visualization of membrane disruption by amyloid fibrils,” by Lilia Milanesi, Tania Sheynis, Wei-Feng Xue, Elena V. Orlova, Andrew L. Hellewell, Raz Jelinek, Eric W. Hewitt, Sheena E. Radford, and Helen R. Saibil (Vol. 109, No. 50, December 11, 2012, p. 20455-20460).

www.pnas.org/content/109/50/20455.abstract

B. “CCR2 chemokine receptor signaling mediates pain in experimental osteoarthritis,” by Rachel E. Miller, Phuong B. Tran, Rosalina Das, Nayereh Ghoreishi-Haack, Dongjun Ren, Richard J. Miller, and Anne-Marie Malfait (Vol. 109, No. 50, December 11, 2012, p. 20602-20607).

www.pnas.org/content/109/50/20602.abstract

C. “Prefrontal D1 dopamine signaling is required for temporal control,” by Nandakumar S. Narayanan, Benjamin B. Land, John E. Solder, Karl Deisseroth, and Ralph J. DiLeone (Vol. 109, No. 50, December 11, 2012, p. 20726-20731).

www.pnas.org/content/109/50/20726.abstract

CAAR – Rand Corporation Brief – December 12, 2012

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How Well Do Americans Anticipate Their Health Care Expenses in Retirement?” by Allison K. Hoffman, Howell E. Jackson (WB116, September 2012, .pdf and HTML format, 5p.).

www.rand.org/pubs/working_briefs/WB116.html

CAAR – Institute For Research and Information in Health Economics [IRDES] Working Paper – December 12, 2012

Filed under: Working Papers — Tags: — admin @ 1:27 pm

On the Socio-Economic Determinants of Frailty: Findings from Panel and Retrospective Data from SHARE,” by Nicolas Sirven (Working Paper No. 52, December 2012, .pdf format, 29p.).

Abstract:

Recent studies on the demand for long-term care emphasised the role of frailty as a specific precursor of disability besides chronic diseases. Frailty is defined as vulnerable health status resulting from the reduction of individuals’ reserve capacity. This medical concept is brought here in an economic framework in order to investigate the role social policies may play in preventing disability or maintaining life quality of people in a disablement process.

Using four waves of panel data from the Survey on Health, Ageing, and Retirement in Europe (SHARE), a frailty index is created as a count measure for five physiologic criteria (Fried model) for respondents aged 50+ in 10 European countries, between 2004 and 2011.

The longitudinal dimension is explored in two ways. First, differences in frailty dynamics over a seven-year-time period are analysed through variables that are relevant for social policy (income maintenance, housing adaptation, and prevention of social isolation) in a panel model for count data with fixed effects. Second, the individual fixed effects are decomposed by means of a random effects model with Mundlak specification. SHARE additional retrospective data on life history (SHARELIFE) are then used to investigate differences in frailty levels.

The results reveal the presence of various sources of social inequalities over the life-course. Social Protection Systems thus appear to play a major role in accompanying, preventing or reducing the frailty process. Several policy implications are suggested.

www.irdes.fr/EspaceAnglais/Publications/WorkingPapers/DT52SocioEconomicDeterminantsFrailty.pdf

CAAR – Australian Bureau of Statistics Articles – December 12, 2012

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A. “Older Carers,” (Australian Social Trends, December 2012, .pdf and HTML format, 5p.).

HTML:

www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/Lookup/4102.0Main+Features40Dec+2012

PDF:

www.ausstats.abs.gov.au/ausstats/subscriber.nsf/0/3F9F2A126C31D6FACA257AD0000F2C9B/$File/41020_oldercarers_dec2012.pdf

B. “People identified as having dementia or Alzheimer’s disease,” (Australian Social Trends, December 2012, .pdf and HTML format, 6p.).

HTML:

www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/Lookup/4102.0Main+Features50Dec+2012

PDF:

www.ausstats.abs.gov.au/ausstats/subscriber.nsf/0/3BE18B47DA7A1252CA257AD0000F2CD8/$File/41020_dementiaalzheimers_dec2012.pdf

CAAR – Ministry of Health/Manatu Hauora [New Zealand] Report – December 12, 2012

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 1:24 pm

Premium-only Aged Residential Care Facilities and Stand-down Provisions for Mixed Facilities: Discussion document,” (December 2012, .pdf and Word format, 12p.).

www.health.govt.nz/publication/premium-only-aged-residential-care-facilities-and-stand-down-provisions-mixed-facilities-discussion

CAAR – UK Parliamentary Library Note – December 12, 2012

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 1:08 pm

Debate on 14 December: Older People – Lords Library Note,” by Matthew Purvis and Russell Taylor (LLN 2012/43, December 2012, .pdf format, 23p.).

www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/LLN-2012-043

December 11, 2012

CAAR – US Congressional Budget Office Report – December 11, 2012

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 4:50 pm

“Supplemental Security Income: An Overview” (December 2012, .pdf fomat, 19p.).

www.cbo.gov/publication/43759

December 10, 2012

CAAR – US Census Bureau Report – December 10, 2012

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 4:09 pm

Centenarians: 2010,” by Julie Meyer (C2010SR-03, December 2012, .pdf format, 14p.).

www.census.gov/prod/cen2010/reports/c2010sr-03.pdf

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