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September 30, 2013

CAAR – US Social Security Administration, Research, Statistics and Policy Analysis Periodical – September 30, 2013

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International Update, September 2013 (September 2013, .pdf format, 7p.).

www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/progdesc/intl_update/2013-09/index.html

CAAR – University of California at Los Angeles Center for Health Policy Research Policy Brief – September 30, 2013

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“The Home Care Industry in California Is Growing and Largely Unregulated,” by Nadereh Pourat (September 2013, .pdf format, 4p.).

healthpolicy.ucla.edu/publications/search/pages/detail.aspx?PubID=1216

CAAR – US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Decision Memorandum – September 30, 2013

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 4:36 pm

Decision Memo for Beta Amyloid Positron Emission Tomography in Dementia and Neurodegenerative Disease (CAG-00431N),” (Sept. 27, 2013).

www.cms.gov/medicare-coverage-database/details/nca-decision-memo.aspx?NCAId=265

CAAR – US National Institute on Aging Press Release – September 30, 2013

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Aging with HIV: Responding to an emerging challenge,” (September 30, 2013).

www.nia.nih.gov/newsroom/features/aging-hiv-responding-emerging-challenge

CAAR – Sloan Center on Aging and Work at Boston College Brief – September 30, 2013

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 4:35 pm

What Do Managers Really Think about Flexibility?” by Stephen Sweet and Jacquelyn B. James (IB26, September 2013, .pdf format, 8p.).

www.bc.edu/research/agingandwork/archive_pubs/IB26.html

CAAR – Scottish Government/Riaghaltas na h-Alba Report – September 30, 2013

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 4:34 pm

Pensions in an Independent Scotland,” (September 2013, .pdf and HTML format, 109p.).

www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2013/09/3492

CAAR – International Longevity Centre [UK] Report – September 30, 2013

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The mortgage debt of older households and the effect of age: An analysis using the Wealth and Assets Survey 2008-10,” (September 2013, .pdf format, 11p.).

www.ilcuk.org.uk/index.php/publications/publication_details/the_mortgage_debt_of_older_households_and_the_effect_of_age

CAAR – National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper – September 30, 2013

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Demography and Low Frequency Capital Flows,” by David Backus, Thomas Cooley, and Espen Henriksen (w19465, September 2013, .pdf format, 38p.).

Abstract:

We consider the causes of international capital flows. Since capital flows are extremely persistent, we argue that their drivers must be persistent, too. We think the most compelling candidates are demographic trends, tfp differences and financial frictions. In this paper we focus primarily on the role of demography in a multi-country overlapping generations model in which saving decisions are tied to agents’ life expectancy. Capital flows reflect differences between saving and investment across countries. Demographic changes affect the aggregate accumulation of assets in two ways: by changing life expectancy which changes individual household saving behavior, and by changing the age distribution of the population by which individual household decisions are aggregated. The most important drivers turn out to be increases in life expectancy caused by decreases in adult mortality.We use a quantitative version of the model to illustrate the impact of demography on capital flows and net foreign assets in China, Germany, Japan, and the United States.

www.nber.org/papers/w19465

CAAR – Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) [University of Bonn, Germany] Working Paper – September 30, 2013

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Accounting for the Rise of Health Spending and Longevity,” by Raquel Fonseca, Pierre-Carl Michaud, Arie Kapteyn, Titus Galama (Discussion Paper No. 7622, September 2013, .pdf format, 56p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

www.iza.org/en/webcontent/publications/papers/viewAbstract?dp_id=7622

CAAR – Public Library of Science (PLoS) Articles – September 30, 2013

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 4:26 pm

A. “Development of a New DNA Vaccine for Alzheimer Disease Targeting a Wide Range of A{beta} Species and Amyloidogenic Peptides,” by Yoh Matsumoto, Naoko Niimi, and Kuniko Kohyama (PLoS ONE 8(9): e75203. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0075203, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 12p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0075203

B. “Ubiquilin 2 Is Not Associated with Tau Pathology,” by Anna Nolle, Elise S. van Haastert, Rob Zwart, Jeroen J. M. Hoozemans, and Wiep Scheper (PLoS ONE 8(9): e76598. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0076598, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 9p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0076598

CAAR – Health and Retirement Study Bibliography Update – September 30, 2013

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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

Journal Article:

Chiu, Ching-ju; Wray, Linda A.; Lu, Feng-hwa; Beverly, Elizabeth A., “BMI Change Patterns and Disability Development of Middle-aged Adults with Diabetes: A Dual Trajectory Modeling Approach,” Journal of General Internal Medicine 28:9 p1150-1156 [2013]

Li, Kin-Kit; Cardinal, Bradley J.; Acock, Alan C., “Concordance of Physical Activity Trajectories Among Middle-Aged and Older Married Couples: Impact of Diseases and Functional Difficulties,” The Journals of Gerontology 68:5 p794 [2013]

Margolis, Rachel PhD, “Health Shocks in the Family: Gender Differences in Smoking Changes,” Journal of Aging and Health 25:5 p882 [2013]

Palgi, Yuval, “Ongoing Cumulative Chronic Stressors as Predictors of Well-Being in the Second Half of Life,” Journal of Happiness Studies 14:4 p1127-1144 [2013]

Porter, Kristen E. M. S. MAc, “Chemo Brain – Is Cancer Survivorship Related to Later-Life Cognition? Findings From the Health and Retirement Study,” Journal of Aging and Health 25:6 p960 [2013]

Sloan, Frank A. PhD; George, Linda K. PhD; Hu, Linyan B. S., “Longer Term Effects of Total Knee Arthroplasty From a National Longitudinal Study,” Journal of Aging and Health 25:6 p982 [2013]

Smith, Alexander K. M. D.; Walter, Louise C. M. D.; Miao, Yinghui M. P. H.; Boscardin, W. John PhD; Covinsky, Kenneth E. M. D., “Disability During the Last Two Years of Life,” Archives of Internal Medicine 173:16 p1506 [2013]

Sutin, Angelina R.; Terracciano, Antonio, “Perceived Weight Discrimination and Obesity,” PLoS One 8:7 [2013]

Torres, Jacqueline M.; Wong, Rebeca, “Childhood Poverty and Depressive Symptoms for Older Adults in Mexico: A Life-Course Analysis,” Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology 28:3 p317-37 [2013]

Wahrendorf, Morten; Reinhardt, Jan D.; Siegrist, Johannes, “Relationships of Disability with Age Among Adults Aged 50 to 85: Evidence from the United States, England and Continental Europe. e71893,” PLoS One 8:8 [2013]

Wickrama, Kandauda; O`Neal, Catherine W.; Kwag, Kyung H.; Lee, Tae K., “Is Working Later in Life Good or Bad for Health? An Investigation of Multiple Health Outcomes,” J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 68:5 p807-815 [2013]

Report:

Alan L. Gustman; Thomas L. Steinmeier; Nahid Tabatabai, The Social Security Windfall Elimination and Government Pension Offset Provisions for Public Employees in the Health and Retirement Study, Ann Arbor, The University of Michigan [2013]

Gwenith G. Fisher; John J. McArdle; Ryan J. McCammon; Amanda Sonnega; David R. Weir, New Measures of Fluid Intelligence in the HRS, Ann Arbor, The University of Michigan [2013]

Meijer, Erik; Karoly, Lynn, Representativeness of the Low-Income Population in the Health and Retirement Study, Ann Arbor, The University of Michigan [2013]

CAAR – Tables of Contents – September 30, 2013

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Medical Care Research and Review (Vol. 70, No. 5, October 2013).

mcr.sagepub.com/content/70/5.toc

Rotman International Journal of Pension Management (Vol. 42, No. 2, Fall 2013).

www.rijpm.com/journal/journal

September 27, 2013

CAAR – Tables of Contents – September 27, 2013

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American Journal of Epidemiology (Vol. 178, No.5-7, Sep. 1, Oct. 1, Oct. 15, 2013).

aje.oxfordjournals.org/content/by/year

CAAR – UK Office for National Statistics Statistical Bulletin – September 27, 2013

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Estimates of the Very Old (including Centenarians), 2002-2012, England and Wales,” (September 2013, .pdf and HTML format, 14p.).

www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/mortality-ageing/estimates-of-the-very-old–including-centenarians-/2002-2012/stbevo2012.html

CAAR – Lancet Article Abstract – September 27, 2013

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Note: Lancet requires free registration prior to providing content:

90-day mortality after 409,096 total hip replacements for osteoarthritis, from the National Joint Registry for England and Wales: a retrospective analysis,” by Linda P. Hunt, Yoav Ben-Shlomo, Emma M. Clark, Paul Dieppe, Andrew Judge, Alex J. MacGregor, Jon H. Tobias, Kelly Vernon, and Ashley W. Blom, on behalf of the National Joint Registry for England, Wales and Northern Ireland (Vol. 382, No. 9898, September 28, 2013, p. 1097-1104).

www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736%2813%2961749-3/abstract

CAAR – Demographic Research Article – September 27, 2013

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Age groups and the measure of population aging,” by Hippolyte d’Albis and Fabrice Collard (Vol. 29, Article 23, September 2013, .pdf format, p. 617-640).

www.demographic-research.org/volumes/vol29/23/default.htm

CAAR – US National Institutes of Health Funding Opportunity – September 27, 2013

Filed under: Employment/Funding Opportunities — Tags: — admin @ 4:10 pm

Development of Assays for High-Throughput Screening for Use in Probe and Pre-therapeutic Discovery (R01),” (PAR-13-364, a reissue of PA-10-213, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with other agencies, application deadlines are Mar. 5, July 5, and Nov. 5).

grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-13-364.html

September 26, 2013

CAAR – US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General Reports – September 26, 2013

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 2:50 pm

A. “Utilization of Medicare Ambulance Transports, 2002-2011,” (OEI-09-12-00350, September 2013, .pdf format, 26p.).

oig.hhs.gov/oei/reports/oei-09-12-00350.asp

B. “Medicare Incorrectly Paid Hospitals for Beneficiaries Who Had Not Received 96 or More Hours of Mechanical Ventilation,” (A-09-12-02066, September 2013, .pdf format, 9p.).

oig.hhs.gov/oas/reports/region9/91202066.asp

CAAR – US Senate Special Committee on Aging Hearing Testimony – September 26, 2013

Filed under: Legislation Information Updates — Tags: — admin @ 2:49 pm

“State of the American Senior: The Changing Retirement Landscape for Baby Boomers,” a hearing held September 25, 2013 (witness statements available in .pdf format, full hearing available in Flash format, running time 1 hour 34 minutes). Note: Hearing begins at the 19:06 mark.

www.aging.senate.gov/hearing_detail.cfm?id=345777&

CAAR – US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Decision Memorandum – September 26, 2013

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 2:47 pm

Decision Memo for Bariatric Surgery for the Treatment of Morbid Obesity – Facility Certification Requirement,” (CAG-00250R3),” (Sept. 24, 2013).

www.cms.gov/medicare-coverage-database/details/nca-decision-memo.aspx?NCAId=266

CAAR – Employee Benefit Research Institute Periodical – September 26, 2013

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 2:47 pm

EBRI Notes (Vol. 34, No. 9, September 2013, .pdf format, 9p.). Note: The articles in this issue are “2013 Health and Voluntary Workplace Benefits Survey: Nearly 90% of Workers Satisfied With Their Own Health Plan, But 55% Give Low Ratings to Health Care System,” by Paul Fronstin; and, “How Does Household Income Change in the Ten Years Around Age 65?” by Sudipto Banerjee.

www.ebri.org/publications/notes/index.cfm?fa=notesDisp&content_id=5268

CAAR – UK Parliamentary Library Notes – September 26, 2013

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 2:45 pm

Carer’s Allowance and the Retirement Pension,” by Steven Kennedy (SN06349, September 2013, .pdf format, 7p.).

www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/SN06349/carer-s-allowance-and-the-retirement-pension

CAAR – UK Office for National Statistics Statistical Bulletin – September 26, 2013

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 2:44 pm

Occupational Pension Schemes Survey, 2012,” (September 2013, .pdf and HTML format, 18p.).

www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/fi/occupational-pension-schemes-survey/2012/stb-opss-2012.html

CAAR – Table of Contents – September 26, 2013

Filed under: Journal Table of Contents — Tags: — admin @ 2:44 pm

Ageing and Society (Vol. 33, No. 8, November 2013).

journals.cambridge.org/action/displayIssue?decade=2010&jid=ASO&volumeId=33&issueId=08&iid=9017194

September 25, 2013

CAAR – US Bureau of Labor Statistics Working Paper – September 25, 2013

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Are Gender Differences Emerging in the Retirement Patterns of the Early Boomers?” by Kevin E. Cahill, Michael D. Giandrea, and Joseph F. Quinn (WP-468, September 2013, .pdf format, 27p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

www.bls.gov/osmr/abstract/ec/ec130090.htm

CAAR – Nature Neuroscience Article Abstract – September 25, 2013

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Restoring polyamines protects from age-induced memory impairment in an autophagy-dependent manner,” by Varun K. Gupta, Lisa Scheunemann, Tobias Eisenberg, Sara Mertel, Anuradha Bhukel, Tom S. Koemans, Jamie M. Kramer, Karen S. Y. Liu, Sabrina Schroeder, Hendrik G. Stunnenberg, Frank Sinner, Christoph Magnes, Thomas R. Pieber, Shubham Dipt, Andre Fiala, Annette Schenck, Martin Schwaerzel, Frank Madeo & Stephan J. Sigrist (Vol. 16, No. 10, October 2013, p. 1453-1460).

www.nature.com/neuro/journal/v16/n10/abs/nn.3512.html

CAAR – Nature Article Abstract – September 25, 2013

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The ubiquitin ligase parkin mediates resistance to intracellular pathogens,” by Paolo S. Manzanillo, Janelle S. Ayres, Robert O. Watson, Angela C. Collins, Gianne Souza, Chris S. Rae, David S. Schneider, Ken Nakamura, Michael U. Shiloh & Jeffery S. Cox (Vol. 501, No. 7468, September 25, 2013, p. 512-516).

www.nature.com/nature/journal/v501/n7468/abs/nature12566.html

CAAR – Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Article Abstract – September 25, 2013

Inhibition of androgen receptor and {beta}-catenin activity in prostate cancer,” by Eugine Lee, Aviv Madar, Gregory David, Michael J. Garabedian, Ramanuj DasGupta, and Susan K. Logan (Vol. 110, No. 39, September 24, 2013, p. 15710-15715).

www.pnas.org/content/110/39/15710.abstract

CAAR – Public Library of Science (PLoS) Article – September 25, 2013

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 5:04 pm

PARP-1 Modulates Amyloid Beta Peptide-Induced Neuronal Damage,” by Sara Martire, Andrea Fuso, Dante Rotili, Italo Tempera, Cesare Giordano, Ivana De Zottis, Alessia Muzi, Patrizia Vernole, Grazia Graziani, Emanuela Lococo, Martina Faraldi, Bruno Maras, Sigfrido Scarpa, Luciana Mosca, and Maria d’Erme (PLoS ONE 8(9): e72169. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0072169, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 10p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0072169

CAAR – Pension Research Council, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania Working Papers – September 25, 2013

Filed under: Working Papers — Tags: , — admin @ 5:03 pm

Note: PRC requires free registration before providing working papers

A. “Evaluating Pension Insurance Pricing,” by avid F. Babbel (WP2013-17, September 2013, .pdf format, 33p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

www.pensionresearchcouncil.org/publications/document.php?file=1144

B. “Joint Risk of DB Pension Underfunding and Sponsor Termination: Incorporating Options-Based Projections and Valuations into PIMS,” by Deborah Lucas (WP2013-16, September 2013, .pdf format, 28p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

www.pensionresearchcouncil.org/publications/document.php?file=1143

C. “Measuring and Explaining Pension System Risk,” by Frank J. Fabozzi (WP2013-15, September 2013, .pdf format, 21p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

www.pensionresearchcouncil.org/publications/document.php?file=1142

D. “Modeling Risk-based Pension Insurance Premiums,” by Martin G. Clarke (WP2013-14, September 2013, .pdf format, 32p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

www.pensionresearchcouncil.org/publications/document.php?file=1141

E. “An Actuarial Perspective on Pension Plan Funding,” by Donald J. Segal (WP2013-13, September 2013, .pdf format, 14p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

www.pensionresearchcouncil.org/publications/document.php?file=1140

F. “Actuarial Perspectives on Defined Benefit Pension Risk – Modeling Emerging Issues,” by Christopher M. Bone (WP2013-12, September 2013, .pdf format, 21p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

www.pensionresearchcouncil.org/publications/document.php?file=1139

G. “Observations on Actuarial Assumptions and Models for Defined Benefit Pension Plans,” by Donald E. Fuerst (WP2013-11, September 2013, .pdf format, 14p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

www.pensionresearchcouncil.org/publications/document.php?file=1138

H. “Integrated Risk Management for Defined Benefit Pensions: Models and Metrics,” by Raimond Maurer (WP2013-10, September 2013, .pdf format, 21p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

www.pensionresearchcouncil.org/publications/document.php?file=1137

I. “Economic and Financial Approaches to Valuing Pension Liabilities,” by Robert Novy-Marx (WP2013-09, September 2013, .pdf format, 21p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

www.pensionresearchcouncil.org/publications/document.php?file=1136

J. “Financial Market Assumptions & Models for Pension Plans: A Technical Comment on the PIMS Model Assumptions for Asset Markets,” by Christopher C. Geczy (WP2013-08, September 2013, .pdf format, 27p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

www.pensionresearchcouncil.org/publications/document.php?file=1135

K. “Technical Review Panel for the PIMS Model: Final Report,” by Olivia S. Mitchell (WP2013-07, September 2013, .pdf format, 17p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

www.pensionresearchcouncil.org/publications/document.php?file=1134

CAAR – Tables of Contents – September 25, 2013

Filed under: Journal Table of Contents — Tags: , — admin @ 5:00 pm

Journal of Aging & Social Policy (Vol. 25, No. 4, 2013).

www.tandfonline.com/toc/wasp20/current

Journal of Parkinson’s Disease (Vol. 3, No. 3, 2013).

www.journalofparkinsonsdisease.com/JPD/Current_Issue.html

September 24, 2013

CAAR – Demographic Research Article – September 24, 2013

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 5:03 pm

The fragility of the future and the tug of the past: Longevity in Latin America and the Caribbean,” by Alberto Palloni and Laeticia Souza (Vol. 29, Article 21, September 2013, .pdf format, p.543-578).

www.demographic-research.org/volumes/vol29/21/default.htm

CAAR – US Census Bureau Data Update – September 24, 2013

Filed under: Data Files — Tags: , — admin @ 5:02 pm

Quarterly Survey of Public Pensions: State & Local Government – 2013 Second Quarter,” (September 2013, Excel and .pdf format).

www.census.gov/govs/qpr/

CAAR – New Zealand Ministry of Health/Manatu Hauora Report – September 24, 2013

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

Showcasing Aged-care Nursing,” (September 2013, Word and .pdf format, 16p.).

www.health.govt.nz/publication/showcasing-aged-care-nursing

CAAR – Public Library of Science (PLoS) Articles – September 24, 2013

A. “Motor Timing Deficits in Sequential Movements in Parkinson Disease Are Related to Action Planning: A Motor Imagery Study,” by Laura Avanzino, Elisa Pelosin, Davide Martino, and Giovanni Abbruzzese (PLoS ONE 8(9): e75454. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0075454, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 9p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0075454

B. “Huperzine A for Alzheimer’s Disease: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Clinical Trials,” by Guoyan Yang, Yuyi Wang, Jinzhou Tian, and Jian-Ping Liu (PLoS ONE 8(9): e74916. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0074916, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 8p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0074916

C. “Age-Related Hearing Loss and the Factors Determining Continued Usage of Hearing Aids among Elderly Community-Dwelling Residents,” by Kunio Mizutari, Takehiro Michikawa, Hideyuki Saito, Yasuhide Okamoto, Chieko Enomoto, Toru Takebayashi, Kaoru Ogawa, and Yuji Nishiwaki (PLoS ONE 8(9): e73622. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0073622, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 7p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0073756

September 23, 2013

CAAR – US Government Accountability Office Report – September 23, 2013

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 4:55 pm

Automatic IRAS: Lower-Earning Households Could Realize Increases in Retirement Income,” (GAO-13-699, August 2013, .pdf format, 65p.).

www.gao.gov/products/GAO-13-699

CAAR – US National Center for Health Statistics Data Brief – September 23, 2013

Use of Electronic Health Records in Residential Care Communities,” by Christine Caffrey and Eunice Park-Lee (Data Brief No. 128, September 2013, .pdf and HTML format, 8p.).

www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db128.htm

CAAR – US National Institutes of Health Funding Opportunities – September 23, 2013

Filed under: Employment/Funding Opportunities — Tags: — admin @ 4:53 pm

Advancing the Science of Geriatric Palliative Care (R01),” (PA-13-354, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with other agencies, application deadlines Feb. 5, June 5, and Oct. 5). Note: There are links to two companion funding opportunities: “Advancing the Science of Geriatric Palliative Care (R03),” (PA-13-356); and, “Advancing the Science of Geriatric Palliative Care (R21),” (PA-13-355).

grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-13-354.html

CAAR – National Bureau of Economic Research Working Papers – September 23, 2013

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A. “Spousal Health Effects – the Role of Selection,” by James Banks, Elaine Kelly, and James P. Smith (w19438, September 2013, .pdf format, 37p.).

Abstract:

In this paper, we investigate the issue of partner selection in the health of individuals who are at least fifty years old in England and the United States. We find a strong and positive association in family background variables including education of partners and their parents. Adult health behaviors such as smoking, drinking, and exercise are more positively associated in England compared to the United States. Childhood health indicators are also positively associated across partners.

We also investigated pre and post partnership smoking behavior of couples. There exists strong positive assortative mating in smoking in that smokers are much more likely to partner with smokers and non-smokers with non-smokers. This relationship is far stronger in England compared to the United States. In the United States, we find evidence of asymmetric partner influence in smoking in that men’s pre marriage smoking behavior influences his female partner’s post marriage smoking behavior but there does not appear to be a parallel influence of women’s pre-marriage smoking on their male partner’s post-marital smoking. These relationships are much more parallel across genders in England.

www.nber.org/papers/w19438

B. “Wages, Pensions, and Public-Private Sector Compensation Differentials for Older Workers,” by Philipp Bewerunge and Harvey S. Rosen (w19454, September 2013, .pdf format, 41p.).

Abstract:

We use a sample of full-time workers over 50 years of age from the 2004 and 2006 waves of the Health and Retirement Study to investigate whether workers in federal, state, and local government receive more generous wage and pension compensation than private sector workers, ceteris paribus. With respect to hourly remuneration (wages plus employer contributions to defined contribution plans), federal workers earn a premium of about 28 log points, taking differences in employee characteristics into account. However, there are no statistically discernible differences between state and local workers and their private sector counterparts, ceteris paribus. These findings are about the same whether or not indicators of occupation are included in the model. On the other hand, pension wealth accumulation is greater for employees in all three government sectors than for private sector workers, even after taking worker characteristics into account. As a proportion of the hourly private-sector wage, the hourly equivalent public-private differentials are about 17.2 percent, 13.4 percent, and 12.6 percent for federal, state, and local workers, respectively. We find no evidence that highly-educated individuals are penalized by taking jobs in the public sector, either with respect to wages or pension wealth.

www.nber.org/papers/w19454

CAAR – Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Report – September 23, 2013

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 4:51 pm

Movement between hospital and residential aged care 2008-09,” (September 2013, .pdf format, 232p.).

www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=60129544627

CAAR – UK Parliamentary Library Standard Note – September 23, 2013

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

Teachers’ Pension Schemes- current reforms,” by Djuna Thurley (SN06731, September 2013, .pdf format, 33p.).

www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/SN06731/teachers-pension-schemes-current-reforms

CAAR – Deloitte Actuaries and Consultants Report – September 23, 2013

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 4:49 pm

The Dynamics of the Australian Superannuation System: the next 20 years 2011 – 2030,” (September 2013, .pdf format, 32p.).

www.deloitte.com/view/en_AU/au/industries/financialservices/wealthmanagementinvestment/90a55f76b2c53310VgnVCM3000001c56f00aRCRD.htm

CAAR – Table of Contents – September 23, 2013

Filed under: Journal Table of Contents — Tags: — admin @ 4:48 pm

Journal of Aging and Physical Activity (Vol. 21, No. 4, October 2013).

journals.humankinetics.com/japa-current-issue

September 20, 2013

CAAR – Commission on Long-Term Care Report – September 20, 2013

Filed under: Legislation Information Updates — Tags: — admin @ 12:20 pm

Commission on Long-Term Care: Report to Congress,” (September 2013, .pdf format, 115p.).

www.ltccommission.senate.gov/Commission%20on%20Long-Term%20Care%20-%20Final%20Report%20-%209-18-13.pdf

Full hearing can be viewed at (hearing starts at the 16:35 mark):

www.ltccommission.senate.gov/september18.cfm

CAAR – Alzheimer’s Disease International Report – September 20, 2013

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World Alzheimer Report 2013: ‘Journey of Caring: An analysis of long-term care for dementia’,” (September 2013, .pdf format, 88p.).

www.alz.co.uk/research/world-report-2013

CAAR – Alzheimer’s Australia Report – September 20, 2013

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Physical Activity for Brain Health and Fighting Dementia,” by Dr. Maree Farrow and Dr. Kathryn Ellis (Paper No. 36, September 2013, .pdf format, 21p.).

www.fightdementia.org.au/common/files/NAT/YBMPaper36_webfinal.pdf

CAAR – University of Michigan Retirement Research Center Working Papers – September 20, 2013

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A. “The Social Security Windfall Elimination and Government Pension Offset Provisions for Public Employees in the Health and Retirement Study,” by Alan L. Gustman, Thomas L. Steinmeier and Nahid Tabatabai (WP 2013-288, September 2013, .pdf format, 63p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

www.mrrc.isr.umich.edu/publications/index_abstract.cfm?ptid=1&pid=915

B. “Did Age Discrimination Protections Help Older Workers Weather the Great Recession?” by David Neumark and Patrick Button (WP 2013-287, September 2013, .pdf format, 46p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

www.mrrc.isr.umich.edu/publications/index_abstract.cfm?ptid=1&pid=912

CAAR – Science Report Abstract – September 20, 2013

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Human LilrB2 Is a {beta}-Amyloid Receptor and Its Murine Homolog PirB Regulates Synaptic Plasticity in an Alzheimer’s Model,” by Taeho Kim, George S. Vidal, Maja Djurisic, Christopher M. William, Michael E. Birnbaum, K. Christopher Garcia, Bradley T. Hyman, and Carla J. Shatz (Vol. 341, No. 6152, September 20, 2013, p. 1399-1404).

www.sciencemag.org/content/341/6152/1399.abstract

Related NIH Press Release:

www.nih.gov/news/health/sep2013/nei-19.htm

CAAR – New England Journal of Medicine Article Abstract – September 20, 2013

Variation in Surgical-Readmission Rates and Quality of Hospital Care,” by Thomas C. Tsai, Karen E. Joynt, E. John Orav, Atul A. Gawande, and Ashish K. Jha (Vol. 369, No. 12, September 19, 2013, p. 1134-1142).

www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMsa1303118#t=abstract

CAAR – Public Library of Science (PLoS) Article – September 20, 2013

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Aging-Induced Proteostatic Changes in the Rat Hippocampus Identify ARP3, NEB2 and BRAG2 as a Molecular Circuitry for Cognitive Impairment,” by Philipp Ottis, Bianca Topic, Maarten Loos, Ka Wan Li, Angelica de Souza, Daniela Schulz, August B. Smit, Joseph P. Huston, and Carsten Korth (PLoS ONE 8(9): e75112. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0075112, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 17p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0075112

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