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March 29, 2013

CAAR – US National Institutes of Health Funding Opportunity – March 29, 2013

Filed under: Employment/Funding Opportunities — Tags: — admin @ 4:51 pm

Secondary Analyses of Existing Data Sets and Stored Biospecimens to Address Clinical Aging Research Questions (R01),” (PA-13-168, a reissue of PA-09-265, National Institute on Aging, deadlines for applications Feb. 5, June 5, and Oct. 5).

grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-13-168.html

CAAR – British Medical Journal Article – March 29, 2013

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

Cemented, cementless, and hybrid prostheses for total hip replacement: cost effectiveness analysis,” by Mark Pennington, Richard Grieve, Jasjeet S. Sekhon, Paul Gregg, Nick Black, and Jan H. van der Meulen (Vol. 346, No. 7901, March 30, 2013, BMJ 2013;346:f1026, .pdf and HTML format).

www.bmj.com/content/346/bmj.f1026

CAAR – Public Library of Science (PLoS) Articles – March 29, 2013

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A. “Resveratrol Inhibits {beta}-Amyloid-Induced Neuronal Apoptosis through Regulation of SIRT1-ROCK1 Signaling Pathway,” by Xiaowen Feng, Nan Liang, Dexiao Zhu, Qing Gao, Lei Peng, Haiman Dong, Qingwei Yue, Haili Liu, Lihua Bao, Jing Zhang, Jing Hao, Yingmao Gao, Xuejie Yu, and Jinhao Sun (PLoS ONE 8(3): e59888. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0059888, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 11p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0059888

B. “Elevated PLA2G7 Gene Promoter Methylation as a Gender-Specific Marker of Aging Increases the Risk of Coronary Heart Disease in Females,” by Danjie Jiang, Dawei Zheng, Lingyan Wang, Yi Huang, Haibo Liu, Leiting Xu, Qi Liao, Panpan Liu, Xinbao Shi, Zhaoyang Wang, Lebo Sun, Qingyun Zhou, Ni Li, Limin Xu, Yanping Le, Meng Ye, Guofeng Shao, and Shiwei Duan (PLoS ONE 8(3): e59752. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0059752, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 7p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0059752

C. “Prophylaxis and Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease by Delivery of an Adeno-Associated Virus Encoding a Monoclonal Antibody Targeting the Amyloid Beta Protein,” by Masaru Shimada, Shinya Abe, Toru Takahashi, Kazumasa Shiozaki, Mitsue Okuda, Hiroaki Mizukami, Dennis M. Klinman, Keiya Ozawa, and Kenji Okuda (PLoS ONE 8(3): e57606. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0057606, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 8p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0057606

CAAR – AARP Factsheet – March 29, 2013

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 4:46 pm

Recent Medicare Initiatives to Improve Care Coordination and Transitional Care for Chronic Conditions,” by Keith D. Lind (March 2013, .pdf format, 9p.).

www.aarp.org/health/medicare-insurance/info-03-2013/recent-medicare-initiatives-to-improve-care-coordination-AARP-ppi-health.html

CAAR – Health and Retirement Study Bibliography Update – March 29, 2013

Filed under: Bibliography Updates — Tags: — admin @ 4:45 pm

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

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

Dissertation:

Ray-Mazumder, Shibani, Factors Predicting the Perception of Positive Aging In the Presence of Chronic Stress, United States — California Fielding Graduate University [2013]

Journal Article:

Bischoff, K. E.; Sudore, Rebecca; Miao, Yinghui; Boscardin, W. J.; Smith, Alexander, “Advance care planning and the quality of end-of-life care in older adults,” Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 61:2 [2013] {PMID: 23350921}

Botoseneanu, Anda ; Liang, Jersey, “Latent Heterogeneity in Long-Term Trajectories of Body Mass Index in Older Adults,” Journal of Aging and Health 25:2 p342-363 [2013] {PMID: 23264442 PubMed -}

Capistrant, B.; Gilsanz, P.; Moon, J.; Kosheleva, A.; Patton, K.; Glymour, M., “Does the association between depressive symptoms and cardiovascular mortality risk vary by race? Evidence from the health and retirement study,” Ethnicity and disease 23:2 p155-60 [2013] {PMID: 23530295 (PMCID in}

Elder, Todd E., “The predictive validity of subjective mortality expectations: evidence from the health and retirement study,” Demography 50:2 p569 [2013]

Grubert E.; Baker T. A.; McGeever K.; Shaw B. A., “The role of pain in understanding racial/ethnic differences in the frequency of physical activity among older adults,” Journal of aging and health 25:3 p405-21 [2013] {PMID: 23271728}

Tavares, Jane; Burr, Jeffrey; Mutchler, Jan, “Race differences in the relationship between formal volunteering and hypertension,” The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences 68:2 p310-319 [2013] {PMID: 23292324}

Wickrama, Kandauda; Mancini, Jay A.; Kwang, Kyunghwa; Kwon, Josephine, “Heterogeneity in Multidimensional Health Trajectories of Late Old Years and Socioeconomic Stratification: A Latent Trajectory Class Analysis,” Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences 68:2 p290-297 [2013] {PMID: 23197341 PubMed -}

Yilmazer, T.; Scharff, R. L., “Precautionary Savings Against Health Risks: Evidence From the Health and Retirement Study,” Research on Aging [2013]

Reports:

Abby Alpert; David Powell, Tax Elasticity of Labor Earnings for Older Individuals, Ann Arbor, The University of Michigan [2012]

Alan L. Gustman; Thomas L. Steinmeier, Behavioral Effects of Social Security Policies on Benefit Claiming, Retirement and Saving, Ann Arbor, The University of Michigan [2012]

Alan L. Gustman; Thomas L. Steinmeier; Nahid Tabatabai, Mismeasurement of Pensions Before and After Retirement: The Mystery of the Disappearing Pensions with Implications for the Importance of Social Security as a Source of Retirement Support, Ann Arbor, The University of Michigan [2012]

John Karl Scholz ; Ananth Seshadri, The Interplay of Wealth, Retirement Decisions, Policy and Economic Shocks, Ann Arbor, The University of Michigan [2012]

John P. Laitner; Amanda Sonnega, Motives for Bequests within the Middle Class, Ann Arbor, The University of Michigan [2012]

Marco Angrisani; Michael Hurd; Erik Meijer, Investment Decisions in Retirement: The Role of Subjective Expectations, Ann Arbor, The University of Michigan [2012]

Mariacristina De Nardi; Eric French; John Bailey Jones, Medicaid Insurance in Old Age, Ann Arbor, The University of Michigan [2012]

Michael Hurd; Angela Lee Duckworth; Susann Rohwedder; David Weir, Personality Traits and Economic Preparation for Retirement, Ann Arbor, The University of Michigan [2012]

Onur Altindag; Lucie Schmidt; Purvi Sevak, The Great Recession, Older Workers with Disabilities, and Implications for Retirement Security, Ann Arbor, The University of Michigan [2012]

March 28, 2013

CAAR – US National Institute of Justice Report – March 28, 2013

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , — admin @ 4:44 pm

An Examination of Resident Abuse in Assisted Living Facilities,” by Nicholas Castle (NCJ 241611, March 2013, .pdf format, p.).

www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/grants/241611.pdf

CAAR – US Census Bureau Data Update – March 28, 2013

Filed under: Data Files — Tags: , — admin @ 4:42 pm

Quarterly Survey of Public Pensions: State & Local Government – 2012 Fourth Quarter,” (Microsoft Excel and .pdf format).

www.census.gov/govs/qpr/

CAAR – Public Library of Science (PLoS) Article – March 28, 2013

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 4:42 pm

Factors Predicting Reversion from Mild Cognitive Impairment to Normal Cognitive Functioning: A Population-Based Study,” by Perminder S. Sachdev, Darren M. Lipnicki, John Crawford, Simone Reppermund, Nicole A. Kochan, Julian N. Trollor, Wei Wen, Brian Draper, Melissa J. Slavin, Kristan Kang, Ora Lux, Karen A. Mather, and Henry Brodaty, the Sydney Memory , Ageing Study Team (PLoS ONE 8(3): e59649. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0059649, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 10p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0059649

CAAR – New England Journal of Medicine Article Abstract – March 28, 2013

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Off-Pump versus On-Pump Coronary-Artery Bypass Grafting in Elderly Patients,” by Anno Diegeler, Jochen Borgermann, Utz Kappert, Martin Breuer, Andreas Boning, Adrian Ursulescu, Ardawan Rastan, David Holzhey, Hendrik Treede, Friedrich-Christian Riess, Philippe Veeckmann, Amjad Asfoor, Wilko Reents, Michael Zacher, and Michael Hilker, for the GOPCABE Study Group (Vol. 368, No. 13, March 28, 2013, p. 1189-1198).

www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1211666#t=abstract

CAAR – Care Quality Commission [UK] Report – March 28, 2013

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Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards 2011/12,” (March 2013, .pdf and Word format, 64p.).

www.cqc.org.uk/public/reports-surveys-and-reviews/reports/deprivation-liberty-safeguards-2011/12

CAAR – Scripps Gerontology Center [Miami of Ohio University] Report – March 28, 2013

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , — admin @ 4:38 pm

Common Sense for Caring Organizations: Results from a Study of High-Performing Home Care Agencies and Nursing Homes,” by Jane Karnes Straker, Sarah G. Boehle; Ian M. Nelson, and Emily Fox (March 2013, .pdf format, 21p.).

grc.osu.edu/odsw/research/straker/

CAAR – Institute for Fiscal Studies [London, UK] Working Paper – March 28, 2013

Filed under: Working Papers — Tags: , — admin @ 4:37 pm

Reform of ill-health retirement of police in England and Wales: impact on pension liabilities and the role of local finance,” by Rowena Crawford and Richard Disney (W13/06, March 2013, .pdf format, 29p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

www.ifs.org.uk/publications/6660

CAAR – ESRC Research Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE) [London (UK) School of Economics] Working Paper – March 28, 2013

Filed under: Working Papers — Tags: — admin @ 4:36 pm

How best to measure pension adequacy,” by Aaron George Grech (CASE/172, March 2013, .pdf format, 35p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

sticerd.lse.ac.uk/case/_new/publications/abstract.asp?index=4202

CAAR – University of Michigan, Institute for Social Research – March 28, 2013

Filed under: Employment/Funding Opportunities — Tags: — admin @ 4:34 pm

The University of Michigan, Institute for Social Research HRS announced on March 27, 2013: “66th Annual Summer Institute in Survey Research Techniques: June 3-July 26, 2013: Week 1 (June 3-7): Health and Retirement Study (HRS) Workshop (not for credit).” For more information see:

hrsonline.isr.umich.edu/news/index.php?p=shownews3x1&hfyle=news340

CAAR – Table of Contents – March 28, 2013

Filed under: Journal Table of Contents — Tags: — admin @ 4:33 pm

Ageing & Society (Vol. 33, No. 4, May 2013).

journals.cambridge.org/action/displayIssue?decade=2010&jid=ASO&volumeId=33&issueId=04&iid=8875961

March 27, 2013

CAAR – US National Center for Health Statistics Data Brief – March 27, 2013

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Mortality From Alzheimer’s Disease in the United States: Data for 2000 and 2010,” by Betzaida Tejada-Vera (Data Brief No. 116, March 2013, .pdf and HTML format, 8p.).

www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db116.htm

CAAR – US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General Report – March 27, 2013

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 4:07 pm

Surety Bonds Remain an Underutilized Tool To Protect Medicare From Supplier Overpayments,” (OEI-03-11-00350, March 2013, .pdf format, 23p.).

oig.hhs.gov/oei/reports/oei-03-11-00350.asp

CAAR – Springer Publishing Book – March 27, 2013

Filed under: Books — Tags: , — admin @ 4:06 pm

Health Promotion and Aging, Sixth Edition: Practical Applications for Health Professionals, by David Haber (2013, ISBN-13: 9780826199171, 536p.).

www.springerpub.com/product/9780826199171

CAAR – Canadian Institute for Health Information/Institut Canadien D’information Sur La Sante Report – March 27, 2013

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 4:05 pm

Adverse Drug Reaction-Related Hospitalizations Among Seniors, 2006 to 2011,” (March 2013, .pdf format, 22p.).

secure.cihi.ca/estore/productFamily.htm?locale=en&pf=PFC2128&lang=en&media=0

CAAR – Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare Report – March 27, 2013

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 4:04 pm

Employment Measures for Older People in Japan,” (March 2013, .pdf format, 19p.).

www.mhlw.go.jp/english/policy/affairs/dl/01.pdf

CAAR – Statistics Netherlands Article – March 27, 2013

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 4:02 pm

Nearly 2,000 centenarians in the Netherlands,” (March 2013).

www.cbs.nl/en-GB/menu/themas/bevolking/publicaties/artikelen/archief/2013/2013-3800-wm.htm

March 26, 2013

CAAR – Kaiser Family Foundation Issue Brief – March 26, 2013

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 5:01 pm

Medicare Spending Limits: Issues and Implications,” by Chapin White (March 2013, .pdf format, 24p.).

www.kff.org/medicare/8428.cfm

CAAR – University of Michigan Center for Retirement Research Working Paper – March 26, 2013

Filed under: Working Papers — Tags: — admin @ 4:59 pm

Personality Traits and Economic Preparation for Retirement,” by Michael Hurd, Angela Lee Duckworth, Susann Rohwedder and David Weir (WP 2012-279, Sept. 2012, .pdf format, 25p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

www.mrrc.isr.umich.edu/publications/index_abstract.cfm?ptid=1&pid=886

CAAR – Public Library of Science (PLoS) Articles – March 26, 2013

A. “Waist Circumference, Not Body Mass Index, Is Associated with Renal Function Decline in Korean Population: Hallym Aging Study,” by Hyunju Oh, Shan Ai Quan, Jin-Young Jeong, Soong-Nang Jang, Jung Eun Lee, and Dong-Hyun Kim (PLoS ONE 8(3): e59071. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0059071, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 8p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0059071

B. “Mortality Risk amongst Nursing Home Residents Evacuated after the Fukushima Nuclear Accident: A Retrospective Cohort Study,” by Shuhei Nomura, Stuart Gilmour, Masaharu Tsubokura, Daisuke Yoneoka, Amina Sugimoto, Tomoyoshi Oikawa, Masahiro Kami, and Kenji Shibuya (PLoS ONE 8(3): e60192. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0060192, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 9p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0060192

C. “Ovariectomy Induces a Shift in Fuel Availability and Metabolism in the Hippocampus of the Female Transgenic Model of Familial Alzheimer’s,” by Fan Ding, Jia Yao, Liqin Zhao, Zisu Mao, Shuhua Chen, and Roberta Diaz Brinton (PLoS ONE 8(3): e59825. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0059825, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 11p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0059825

D. “Characterization of a Single-Chain Variable Fragment Recognizing a Linear Epitope of A{beta}: A Biotechnical Tool for Studies on Alzheimer’s Disease?” by Silke Dornieden, Andreas Müller-Schiffmann, Heinrich Sticht, Nan Jiang, Yeliz Cinar, Michael Wordehoff, Carsten Korth, Susanne Aileen Funke, and Dieter Willbold (PLoS ONE 8(3): e59820. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0059820, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 11p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0059820

E. “Enhanced Functional Connectivity between Putamen and Supplementary Motor Area in Parkinson’s Disease Patients,” by Rongjun Yu, Bo Liu, Lingling Wang, Jun Chen, and Xian Liu (PLoS ONE 8(3): e59717. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0059717, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 8p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0059717

CAAR – Nature Neuroscience Article Abstracts – March 26, 2013

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A. “Interplay of LRRK2 with chaperone-mediated autophagy,” by Samantha J. Orenstein, Sheng-Han Kuo, Inmaculada Tasset, Esperanza Arias, Hiroshi Koga, Irene Fernandez-Carasa, Etty Cortes, Lawrence S Honig, William Dauer, Antonella Consiglio, Angel Raya, David Sulzer and Ana Maria Cuervo (Vol. 16, No. 4, April 2013, p. 394-406).

www.nature.com/neuro/journal/v16/n4/abs/nn.3350.html

B. “Low hippocampal PI(4,5)P2 contributes to reduced cognition in old mice as a result of loss of MARCKS,” by Laura Trovo, Tariq Ahmed, Zsuzsanna Callaerts-Vegh, Andrea Buzzi, Claudia Bagni, Marinee Chuah, Thierry VandenDriessche, Rudi D’Hooge, Detlef Balschun and Carlos G. Dotti (Vol. 16, No. 4, April 2013, p. 449-455).

www.nature.com/neuro/journal/v16/n4/abs/nn.3342.html

CAAR – Tables of Contents – March 26, 2013

Filed under: Journal Table of Contents — Tags: — admin @ 4:55 pm

Canadian Journal on Aging/La Revue canadienne du vieillissement (Vol. 32, No. 1, March 2013).

journals.cambridge.org/action/displayIssue?decade=2010&jid=CJG&volumeId=32&issueId=01&iid=8872342

March 25, 2013

CAAR – US National Institutes of Health Funding Opportunities – March 25, 2013

Filed under: Employment/Funding Opportunities — Tags: — admin @ 4:19 pm

A. “Development and Application of PET and SPECT Imaging Ligands as Biomarkers for Drug Discovery and for Pathophysiological Studies of CNS Disorders (R21),” (PA-13-157, a reissue of PA-10-023, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with other agencies, application deadlines Feb. 15, June 15, and Oct. 16).

grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-13-157.html

B. “Development and Application of PET and SPECT Imaging Ligands as Biomarkers for Drug Discovery and for Pathophysiological Studies of CNS Disorders (R21/R33),” (PA-13-158, a reissue of PA-10-024, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with other agencies, application deadlines Feb. 15, June 15, and Oct. 16).

grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-13-158.html

CAAR – US Administration on Aging Funding Opportunities – March 25, 2013

Filed under: Employment/Funding Opportunities — Tags: — admin @ 4:17 pm

A. “National Alzheimer’s Call Center,” (HHS-2013-ACL-AOA-AC-0045, .pdf format, 38p.). Note: The deadline for applications is April 22, 2013.

acl.gov/Funding_Opportunities/Announcements/docs/2013/HHS-2013-ACL-AOA-AC-0045%20FOA.pdf

B. “Pension Counseling & Information Program: National Pension Assistance Resource Center,” (HHS-2013-ACL-AOA-PX-0043, .pdf format, 37p.). Note: The deadline for applications is April 29, 2013.

acl.gov/Funding_Opportunities/Announcements/Index.aspx

CAAR – AARP Report – March 25, 2013

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 4:16 pm

The Employment Situation, February 2013,” by Sara E. Rix (March 2013, .pdf format, 6p.).

www.aarp.org/work/job-hunting/info-03-2013/the-employment-situation-february-2013-AARP-ppi-econ-sec.html

CAAR – Pensions Institute (Cass Business School, City University of London) [UK] Working Paper – March 25, 2013

Filed under: Working Papers — Tags: — admin @ 4:15 pm

Good Practice Principles in Modelling Defined Contribution Pension Plans,” by Kevin Dowd and David Blake (PI-1302, March 2013, .pdf format, 22p.).

Abstract:

We establish 15 good practice principles in modelling defined contribution pension plans. These principles cover the following issues: model specification and calibration; modelling quantifiable uncertainty; modelling member choices; modelling member characteristics, such as occupation and gender; modelling plan charges; modelling longevity risk; modelling the post-retirement period; integrating the preand post-retirement periods; modelling additional sources of income, such as the state pension and equity release; modelling extraneous factors, such as unemployment risk, activity rates, taxes and entitlements; scenario analysis and stress testing; periodic updating of the model and changing assumptions.

www.pensions-institute.org/workingpapers/wp1302.pdf

CAAR – Tables of Contents – March 25, 2013

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International Journal of Aging and Human Development (Vol. 76, No. 1, 2013).

baywood.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=issue&issn=0091-4150&volume=76&issue=2

Omega–Journal of Death and Dying (Vol. 66, No. 1-3, 2012-13).

baywood.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=journal&issn=0030-2228

CAAR – National Bureau of Economic Research Working Papers – March 25, 2013

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A. “Rethinking Elderly Poverty: Time for a Health Inclusive Poverty Measure?”A. by Sanders Korenman and Dahlia Remler (18900, March 2013, .pdf format, 68p.).

Abstract:

Census’s Supplemental Poverty Measure (SPM) nearly doubles the elderly poverty rate compared to the “Official” Poverty Measure (OPM), a result of the SPM subtraction of medical out-of-pocket (MOOP) expenditures from income. Neither the SPM nor OPM counts health benefits or assets as resources. Validation studies suggest that subtracting MOOP from resources worsens a poverty measure’s predictive validity and excluding assets exacerbates this bias, since assets fund MOOP.

The SPM is based on a 1995 NAS report that recommended a health-exclusive poverty measure, despite considering it, conceptually, a “second best” to a Health-Inclusive Poverty Measure (HIPM). We analyze the reasons for the NAS recommendation and argue that constructing a HIPM is now feasible if we conceptualize health needs as a need for health insurance, and if plans with non-risk-rated premiums and caps on MOOP are universally available, a condition largely met by the Affordable Care Act and Medicare Advantage Plans.

We describe four HIPM variants and present analyses that suggest the SPM treatment of MOOP results in a less valid measure of elderly poverty and an overstatement of the elderly poverty rate (by up to 5.5 percentage points or 50 percent). Many elderly classified as poor by the SPM’s unlimited MOOP deduction are not poorly insured persons with incomes near the poverty line, but well-insured persons with incomes well above the poverty line.

papers.nber.org/papers/w18900

B. “Retirement Plan Type and Employee Mobility:  The Role of Selection and Incentive Effects,” by Gopi Shah Goda, Damon Jones, and Colleen Flaherty Manchester (w18902, March 2013, .pdf format, 49p.).

Abstract:

Employer-provided pension plans may affect employee mobility both through an “incentive effect,” where the bundle of benefit characteristics such as vesting rules, pension wealth accrual, risk, and liquidity affect turnover directly, and a “selection effect,” where employees with different underlying mobility tendencies select across plans or across firms with different types of plans. In this paper, we quantify the role of selection by exploiting a natural experiment at a single employer in which an employee’s probability of transitioning from a defined benefit (DB) to a defined contribution (DC) pension plan was exogenously affected by default rules. Using regression discontinuity as well as differences-in-regression-discontinuities (DRD) methods, we find evidence that employees with higher mobility tendencies self-select into the DC plan. Our results suggest that selection likely contributes to the observed positive relationship between the transition from DB to DC plans and employee mobility in settings where employees sort into plans or employers. Counter to conventional wisdom, we find a negative direct effect of the DC plan on turnover relative to the DB plan, which underscores the multi-dimensional difference between these plans.

papers.nber.org/papers/w18902

C. “Financial Education and Choice in State Public Pension Systems,” by Julie Agnew and  Joshua Hurwitz (w18907, March 2013, .pdf format, 56p.).

Abstract:

As more and more public pension systems are shifting away from a defined benefit only framework, the complexity of the financial decisions facing public employees is increasing. This raises some concerns about the financial literacy of participants and their ability to make informed decisions. While surveys addressing financial education in private plans are available, little is known about what types of education and advice are offered in public plans. This paper fills this gap by presenting new results from the first National Public Pension Plan Financial Education Survey. The paper focuses specifically on primary defined contribution and hybrid plans. The results indicate that some form of education or advice is offered by every surveyed plan and that the sponsoring entity is actively involved in the development of the programs. However, it appears that legal uncertainties related to advice and education may be a problem for a few plans. In addition, more rigorous evaluation methods to test programs are needed. The paper concludes with suggestions for areas of future research.

papers.nber.org/papers/w18907

CAAR – Conferencealert.com Gerontology Conferences – March 25, 2013

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Apr. 4, 2013: Ageing in Asia Pacific: Balancing the State and the Family, Cebu City, Philippines
Oct. 17, 2013: CAG2013: Aging…from Cells to Society, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

www.conferencealerts.com/topic-listing?topic=Gerontology

March 22, 2013

CAAR – Public Library of Science (PLoS) Articles – March 22, 2013

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A. “Bapineuzumab Alters A{beta} Composition: Implications for the Amyloid Cascade Hypothesis and Anti-Amyloid Immunotherapy,” by Alex E. Roher, David H. Cribbs, Ronald C. Kim, Chera L. Maarouf, Charisse M. Whiteside, Tyler A. Kokjohn, Ian D. Daugs, Elizabeth Head, Carolyn Liebsack, Geidy Serrano, Christine Belden, Marwan N. Sabbagh, and Thomas G. Beach (PLoS ONE 8(3): e59735. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0059735, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 18p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0059735

B. “White Matter Changes in Patients with Amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment Detected by Diffusion Tensor Imaging,” by Jianghong Liu, Changhao Yin, Shugao Xia, Longfei Jia, Yanqin Guo, Zhilian Zhao, Xiaobo Li, Ying Han, and Jianping Jia (PLoS ONE 8(3): e59440. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0059440, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 7p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0059440

CAAR – US National Institutes of Health Funding Opportunities – March 22, 2013

Filed under: Employment/Funding Opportunities — Tags: — admin @ 3:09 pm

A. “Limited Competition: Revision Applications for Basic Social and Behavioral Research on the Social, Cultural, Biological, and Psychological Mechanisms of Stigma (R01)” (RFA-MD-13-005, application deadline is Aug. 2, 2013, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with several other agencies). For more information see:

grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MD-13-005.html

B. “Development and Characterization of Animal Models for Aging Research (R01)” (PA-13-155, reissue of PA-10-014, various application deadlines, US National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders). The opportunity links to a companion opportunity: “Development and Characterization of Animal Models for Aging Research (R21)” (PA-13-156). For more information see:

grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-13-155.html

C. “Aging Research Dissertation Awards to Increase Diversity (R36)” (PAR-13-152, reissue of PAR-11-291, various application deadlines, US National Institute on Aging). For more information see:

grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-13-152.html

CAAR – US Social Security Administration Office of the Chief Actuary Memoranda – March 22, 2013

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A. “Estimated Financial Effects of the “Keeping Our Social Security Promises Act,” legislation introduced as S. 500 (113th Congress) on March 7, 2013 by Senator Bernie Sanders” (March 2013, .pdf format, 12p.).

B. “Estimated Financial Effects on Social Security of the “Strengthening Social Security Act of 2013,” legislation introduced on March 14, 2013 by Senator Tom Harkin” (March 2013, .pdf format, 19p.).

Both are accessible from:

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

CAAR – Tables of Contents – March 22, 2013

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Review of Economics and Statistics (Vol. 95, No. 1, March 2013).

www.mitpressjournals.org/toc/rest/95/1

March 21, 2013

CAAR – US National Institutes of Health Funding Opportunities – March 21, 2013

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A. “Limited Competition: Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer Network (U19),” (PAR-13-147, National Institute on Aging, application deadlines Jan. 25, May 25, and Sept. 25).

grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-13-147.html

B. “Limited Competition: Biomarkers for Older Controls at Risk for Dementia (BIOCARD) Study (U19),” (PAR-13-148, National Institute on Aging, application deadlines Jan. 25, May 25, and Sept. 25).

grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-13-148.html

CAAR – US Administration on Aging Funding Opportunity – March 21, 2013

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National Resource Center for LGBT Aging,” (HHS-2013-ACL-AOA-LG-0046, .pdf format, 35p.). Note: The deadline for applications is April 29, 2013.

acl.gov/Funding_Opportunities/Announcements/docs/2013/ACL%20Announcement%20LG.pdf

CAAR – National Academy of Social Insurance Report – March 21, 2013

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“Social Insurance: A Critical Base for Financing Long-Term Services and Supports,” by Lee Goldberg and G. Lawrence Atkins (March 2013, .pdf format, 18p.).

www.nasi.org/research/2013/social-insurance-critical-base-financing-long-term-services

CAAR – UK Department of Work and Pensions Working Paper – March 21, 2013

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Analysis of pension reform scenarios in a rational world: An application of the NIBAX behavioural micro-simulation model,” by Justin van de Ven (Working Paper No. 117, March 2013, .pdf format, 60p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

research.dwp.gov.uk/asd/asd5/report_abstracts/wp_abstracts/wpa_117.asp

CAAR – UK Parliamentary Library Research Notes – March 21, 2013

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A. “The Pensions Regulator: Powers to protect pension benefits,” by Djuna Thurley (SN04368, March 2013, .pdf format, 28p.).

www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/SN04368

B. “Pension scheme funding requirements,” by Djuna Thurley (SN04877, March 2013, .pdf format, 30p.).

www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/SN04877

CAAR – UK Office for National Statistics Statistical Bulletin – March 21, 2013

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Interim Life Tables, England and Wales, 2009-2011,” (March 2013, .pdf and HTML format, 16p.).

www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/lifetables/interim-life-tables/2009-2011/stb-2009-2011.html

CAAR – National Records of Scotland Statistical Bulletin – March 21, 2013

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2011 Census: First Results on Population and Household Estimates for Scotland – Release 1B,” (March 2013, .pdf format, 48p.).

www.scotlandscensus.gov.uk/documents/censusresults/release1b/rel1bsb.pdf

CAAR – Statistics Netherlands Article – March 21, 2013

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More older people active on the labour market,” (March 2013).

www.cbs.nl/en-GB/menu/themas/arbeid-sociale-zekerheid/publicaties/artikelen/archief/2013/2013-3795-wm.htm

CAAR – Journal Tables of Contents – March 21, 2013

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Gerontechnology (Vol. 11, No. 4, 2013).

gerontechnology.info/index.php/journal/issue/view/gt.2013.11.04.000.00

International Psychogeriatrics (Vol. 25, No. 5, May 2013).

journals.cambridge.org/action/displayIssue?decade=2010&jid=IPG&volumeId=25&issueId=05&iid=8870702

CAAR – Kaiser Family Foundation Report, Map – March 21, 2013

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A. “Medicare Health Plans and Dually Eligible Beneficiaries: Industry Perspectives on the Current and Future Market,” by Marsha Gold, Winnie Wang, and Gretchen Jacobson (March 2013, .pdf format, 24p.).

www.kff.org/medicare/8427.cfm

B. “State Demonstration Proposals to Integrate Care and Align Financing for Dual Eligible Beneficiaries” (March 2013).

www.kff.org/medicaid/dual_eligibles_map.cfm

March 20, 2013

CAAR – US Social Security Administration, Office of the Chief Periodical, Report – March 20, 2013

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A. SSI Monthly Statistics, February 2013 (March 2013, .pdf and HTML format).

www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/ssi_monthly/2013-02/index.html

B. “Social Security Programs Throughout the World: Asia and the Pacific, 2012,” (March 2013, .pdf and HTML format, 229p.).

www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/progdesc/ssptw/2012-2013/asia/index.html

C. “Monthly Statistical Snapshot, February 2013” (March 2013, HTML and .pdf format, 3p.).

www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/quickfacts/stat_snapshot/2013-02.html

CAAR – Center for Retirement Research at Boston College Issue Brief – March 20, 2013

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Subsidies vs. Nudges: Which Policies Increase Saving the Most?” by Raj Chetty, John N. Friedman, Soren Leth-Petersen, Torben Heien Nielsen and Tore Olsen (IB No. 13-3, March 2013, .pdf format, 7p.).

crr.bc.edu/briefs/subsidies-vs-nudges-which-policies-increase-saving-the-most/

CAAR – US Senate Committee on Finance Hearing Testimony – March 20, 2013

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Reforming the Delivery System: The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation,” a hearing held March 20, 2013 (witness statements available in .pdf format, full hearing available in Flash format, running time 1 hour 14 minutes).

www.finance.senate.gov/hearings/hearing/?id=f9225683-5056-a032-52f7-0807beda4511

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