CDHA CAAR

September 30, 2015

CAAR – US Government Accountability Office Report – September 30, 2015

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

Medicare: Considerations for Expansion of the Appropriate Use Criteria Program,” (GAO-15-816, September 2015, .pdf format, 26p.).

www.gao.gov/products/GAO-15-816

CAAR – US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General Report, Brief – September 30, 2015

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

A. “The Medicare Payment System for Skilled Nursing Facilities Needs To Be Reevaluated,” (OEI-02-13-00610, September 2015, .pdf format, 29p.).

oig.hhs.gov/oei/reports/oei-02-13-00610.asp

B. “Medicare Payments for Clinical Laboratory Tests in 2014: Baseline Data,” (OEI-09-15-00210, September 2015, .pdf format, 11p.).

oig.hhs.gov/oei/reports/oei-09-15-00210.asp

CAAR – US Senate Special Committee on Aging Hearing Testimony – September 30, 2015

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 4:27 pm

Pension Advances: Legitimate Loans or Shady Schemes?” a hearing held September 30, 2015 (witness statements available in .pdf format, video of the full hearing available in Flash format, running time 1 hour 28 minutes). Hearing begins at the 14:10 mark.

www.aging.senate.gov/hearings/pension-advances_legitimate-loans-or-shady-schemes

CAAR – World Health Organization Report – September 30, 2015

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World report on ageing and health,” (September 2015, .pdf format, 260p.).

www.who.int/ageing/publications/world-report-2015/en/

CAAR – UK Office for National Statistics Statistical Bulletin – September 30, 2015

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Estimates of the Very Old (including Centenarians), England and Wales, and United Kingdom, 2002 to 2014,” (September 2015, .pdf and HTML format, 25p.).

www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/mortality-ageing/estimates-of-the-very-old–including-centenarians-/2002-2014–england-and-wales-and-the-uk/stb-estimates-of-the-very-old-2002-2014.html

September 29, 2015

CAAR – US Government Accountability Office Report – September 29, 2015

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , , — admin @ 4:56 pm

Retirement Security: Federal Action Could Help State Efforts to Expand Private Sector Coverage,” (GAO-15-556, September 2015, .pdf format, 112p.).

www.gao.gov/products/GAO-15-556

CAAR – US National Center for Health Statistics Report – September 29, 2015

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , , — admin @ 4:54 pm

Hospitalization, Readmission, and Death Experience of Noninstitutionalized Medicare Fee-for-service Beneficiaries Aged 65 and Over,” by Yelena Gorina, Laura A. Pratt, Ellen A. Kramarow, and Nazik Elgaddal (National Health Statistics Report No. 84, September 2015, .pdf format, 22p.).

www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhsr/nhsr084.pdf

CAAR – US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General Report – September 29, 2015

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 4:53 pm

Inappropriate Payments and Questionable Billing for Medicare Part B Ambulance Transports,” (OEI-09-12-00351, September 2015, .pdf format, 35p.).

oig.hhs.gov/oei/reports/oei-09-12-00351.asp

CAAR – US Census Bureau Data Release – September 29, 2015

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Quarterly Survey of Public Pensions: State & Local Government – 2015 Second Quarter,” (September 2015, Excel format).

www.census.gov/govs/qpr/

CAAR – Center for Retirement Research at Boston College Working Papers – September 29, 2015

Filed under: Working Papers — Tags: , , , — admin @ 4:51 pm

A. “Does Age-Related Decline in Ability Correspond with Retirement Age?” by Anek Belbase, Geoffrey T. Sanzenbacher and Christopher M. Gillis (WP No. 2015-24, September 2015, .pdf format, 32p.). Note: Links to the abstract and the full text of the paper available at:

crr.bc.edu/working-papers/does-age-related-decline-in-ability-correspond-with-retirement-age/

B. “Job Polarization and Labor Market Outcomes for Older, Middle-Skilled Workers,” by Matthew S. Rutledge and Qi Guan (WP No. 2015-23, September 2015, .pdf format, 31p.). Note: Links to the abstract and the full text of the paper available at:

crr.bc.edu/working-papers/job-polarization-and-labor-market-outcomes-for-older-middle-skilled-workers/

C. “What Causes Workers to Retire Before They Plan?” by Alicia H. Munnell, Geoffrey T. Sanzenbacher and Matthew S. Rutledge (WP No. 2015-22, September 2015, .pdf format, 30p.). Note: Links to the abstract and the full text of the paper available at:

crr.bc.edu/working-papers/what-causes-workers-to-retire-before-they-plan/

CAAR – National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper – September 29, 2015

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Links to an abstract are available. For full text availability check your organization’s library.
The Cost of Uncertainty about the Timing of Social Security Reform,” by Frank N. Caliendo, Aspen Gorry, and Sita Slavov (w21585, September 2015, .pdf format, 52p.).

www.nber.org/papers/w21585

CAAR – Urban Institute Report – September 29, 2015

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The Dynamic Simulation of Income Model (DYNASIM): An Overview,” by Melissa M. Favreault, Karen E. Smith, and Richard W. Johnson (September 2015, .pdf format, 35p.).

www.urban.org/research/publication/dynamic-simulation-income-model-dynasim-overview

CAAR – Tables of Contents – September 29, 2015

Filed under: Journal Table of Contents — Tags: , — admin @ 4:45 pm

American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry (Vol. 23, No. 10, October 2015).

www.ajgponline.org/current

Canadian Journal on Aging/La Revue canadienne du vieillissement (Vol. 34, No. 3, September 2015).

journals.cambridge.org/action/displayIssue?decade=2010&jid=CJG&volumeId=34&issueId=03&iid=9915307

Educational Gerontology (Vol. 41, No. 12, December 2015).

www.ingentaconnect.com/content/routledg/uedg/2015/00000041/00000012

International Psychogeriatrics (Vol. 27, No. 11, November 2015).

journals.cambridge.org/action/displayIssue?decade=2010&jid=IPG&volumeId=27&issueId=11&iid=9967187

CAAR – Public Library of Science (PLoS) Article – September 29, 2015

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

Epidemiology of Pelvic Fractures in Germany: Considerably High Incidence Rates among Older People,” by Silke Andrich, Burkhard Haastert, Elke Neuhaus, Kathrin Neidert, Werner Arend, Christian Ohmann, Jürgen Grebe, Andreas Vogt, Pascal Jungbluth, Grit Rösler, Joachim Windolf, and Andrea Icks (PLoS ONE 10(9): e0139078. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0139078, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 13p.).

journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0139078

CAAR – Human Mortality Database Update – September 29, 2015

Filed under: Data Files — Tags: — admin @ 4:43 pm

Data for Lithuania were revised and updated through 2013 (Sept. 25, 2015).

www.mortality.org/Public/WhatsNew.php

Data access:

www.mortality.org/

CAAR – Family Caregiver Alliance Funding Announcement, Periodical – September 29, 2015

A. “2015 Rosalinde Gilbert Innovations in Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiving Legacy Awards,” (deadline for applications is Oct. 2, 2015).

www.tfaforms.com/383438

B. Caregiving PolicyDigest (Vol. 15, No. 4, September 24, 2015).

campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?ca=2ed36227-7fdc-4588-98d4-406f3afd71c9&c=ccf15970-e795-11e4-8129-d4ae5292c3f3&ch=ccf59f30-e795-11e4-8129-d4ae5292c3f3

September 28, 2015

CAAR — UK Data Archive Update — September 28, 2015

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UK Data Archive (Essex University, Colchester, UK) Data Update: The UK Data Archive has recently added the following dataset to its holdings. Note: There may be charges or licensing requirements on holdings of the UK Data Archive. For more information see:

www.data-archive.ac.uk/

SN 851920 Older Women’s Lives and Voices: Participation and Policy in Sheffield

discover.ukdataservice.ac.uk/catalogue?sn=851920

SN 851964 Chronic Illness and Online Networking: expectations, assumptions, and everyday realities

discover.ukdataservice.ac.uk/catalogue?sn=851964

September 25, 2015

CAAR – US National Institutes of Health Funding Opportunities – September 25, 2015

Filed under: Employment/Funding Opportunities — Tags: — admin @ 4:46 pm

A. “Major Opportunities for Research in Epidemiology of Alzheimer’s Disease and Cognitive Resilience (R01),” (PAR-15-356, National Institute on Aging, deadline for applications is Dec. 11, 2015).

grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-15-356.html

B. “Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease in the Context of the Aging Brain (R01),” (PAR-15-357, National Institute on Aging, deadline for applications is Dec. 16, 2015).

grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-15-357.html

C. “Capturing Complexity in the Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms Involved in the Etiology of Alzheimer’s Disease (R01),” (PAR-15-358, National Institute on Aging, deadline for applications is Dec. 10, 2015).

grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-15-358.html

D. “Novel Approaches to Diagnosing Alzheimer’s Disease & Predicting Progression (R01),” (PAR-15-359, National Institute on Aging, deadline for applications is Dec. 11, 2015).

grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-15-359.html

E. “BRAIN Initiative: Foundations of Non-Invasive Functional Human Brain Imaging and Recording – Bridging Scales and Modalities (R01),” (RFA-MH-16-750, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with other agencies, deadline for applications is Jan. 6, 2016).

grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MH-16-750.html

CAAR – Public Library of Science (PLoS) Article – September 25, 2015

Social Participation and the Prevention of Decline in Effectance among Community-Dwelling Elderly: A Population-Based Cohort Study,” by Kimiko Tomioka, Norio Kurumatani, and Hiroshi Hosoi (PLoS ONE 10(9): e0139065. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0139065, HTML, XML, and .pdf format, 13p.).

journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0139065

September 24, 2015

CAAR – UK Office for National Statistics Statistical Bulletin – September 24, 2015

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 4:45 pm

Occupational Pension Schemes Survey, 2014,” (September 2015, .pdf and HTML format, 39p.).

www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/fi/occupational-pension-schemes-survey/2014/stb-ops.html

CAAR – Life and Living in Advanced Age: a Cohort Study in New Zealand – Te Puawaitanga O Nga Tapuwae Kia Ora Tonu (LiLACS NZ) [University of Auckland, New Zealand] Report – September 24, 2015

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

Relationships and emotional support in advanced age: Findings from LiLACS NZ,” (September 2015, .pdf format, 14p.).

www.fmhs.auckland.ac.nz/assets/fmhs/faculty/lilacs/research/docs/Relationships%20and%20emotional%20support%20in%20advanced%20age%20Findings%20from%20LiLACS%20NZ.pdf

CAAR — US Social Security Administration Report — September 24, 2015

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 4:19 pm

“Fast Facts & Figures About Social Security, 2015” (September 2015, HTML and .pdf format, 37p.).

www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/chartbooks/fast_facts/2015/index.html

CAAR–National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Monograph–September 24, 2015

Filed under: Books — Tags: , — admin @ 11:22 am

The Growing Gap in Life Expectancy by Income: Implications for Federal Programs and Policy Responses, by Committee on the Long-Run Macroeconomic Effects of the Aging U.S. Population, by Committee on Population–Phase II; Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education; Board on Mathematical Sciences and Their Applications; Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences; The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (National Academies Press, 2015, 182p., OpenBook and .pdf format). Note: more informaition, including purchasing information, for a print copy is available at the site. NAP requires free registration before providing a .pdf copy).

www.nap.edu/catalog/19015/the-growing-gap-in-life-expectancy-by-income-implications-for

September 23, 2015

CAAR – US National Center for Health Statistics Report – September 23, 2015

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , — admin @ 5:11 pm

United States Life Tables, 2011,” by Elizabeth Arias (National Vital Statistics Reports, Vol. 64, No. 11, September 2015, .pdf format, 62p.).

www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr64/nvsr64_11.pdf

CAAR – US Bureau of Labor Statistics News Release – September 23, 2015

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 5:10 pm

Unpaid Eldercare in the United States —2013-14: Data From The American Time Use Survey,” (September 2015, .pdf and HTML format, 20p.).

www.bls.gov/news.release/elcare.toc.htm

CAAR – UK Office for National Statistics Statistical Bulletin – September 23, 2015

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , — admin @ 5:09 pm

National Life Tables, United Kingdom, 2012–2014,” (September 2015, .pdf and HTML format, 15p.).

www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/lifetables/national-life-tables/2012-2014/stb-life-tables-2012-2014.html

CAAR – Journal of the American Medical Association Articles – September 23, 2015

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , , , , — admin @ 5:07 pm

Note: The link below is to the table of contents for the current issue of JAMA (Vol. 314, No. 12, September 22/29, 2015). Check with your organizations information for availability.

jama.jamanetwork.com/issue.aspx?journalid=67&issueid=934490&direction=P

A. “Dextromethorphan and Quinidine for Treating Agitation in Patients With Alzheimer Disease Dementia,” by Clive Ballard, Samantha Sharp, and Anne Corbett (p. 1233-1235).

B. “Association of Intensive Care Unit Admission With Mortality Among Older Patients With Pneumonia,” by Thomas S. Valley, Michael W. Sjoding, Andrew M. Ryan, Theodore J. Iwashyna, and Colin R. Cooke (p. 1272-1279).

CAAR – Public Library of Science (PLoS) Article – September 23, 2015

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , — admin @ 5:06 pm

Prevalence of Dementia and Cognitive Complaints in the Context of High Cognitive Reserve: A Population-Based Study,” by Magali Perquin, Nico Diederich, Jessica Pastore, Marie-Lise Lair, Saverio Stranges, and Michel Vaillant, on behalf of the MemoVie Group (PLoS ONE 10(9): e0138818. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0138818, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 19p.).

journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0138818

CAAR – National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research [CALDER] Working Paper – September 23, 2015

Filed under: Working Papers — Tags: — admin @ 5:05 pm

Pension Structure and Employee Turnover: Evidence from a Large Public Pension System,” by Dan Goldhaber, Cyrus Grout, and Kris Holden (Working Paper No. 142, September 2015, .pdf format, 44p.). Note: Links to the abstract and the full text of the paper available at:

www.caldercenter.org/publications/pension-structure-and-employee-turnover-evidence-large-public-pension-system

CAAR – World Bank Policy Research Programme Working Paper – September 23, 2015

Filed under: Working Papers — Tags: , — admin @ 5:04 pm

Aging, social security design, and capital accumulation,” by Antoine Dedry, Harun Onder, and Pierre Pestieau (WPS7418, September 2015, .pdf and ASCII text format, 23p.). Note: Links to the abstract and the full text of the paper available at:

documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2015/09/25076835/aging-social-security-design-capital-accumulation

CAAR – Tables of Contents – September 23, 2015

Filed under: Journal Table of Contents — Tags: , — admin @ 5:02 pm

Alzheimer’s and Dementia (Vol. 11, No. 9, September 2015).

www.alzheimersanddementia.com/current

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Vol. 63, No. 9, September 2015).

onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jgs.2015.63.issue-9/issuetoc

September 22, 2015

CAAR – US National Institutes of Health Funding Opportunities – September 22, 2015

Filed under: Employment/Funding Opportunities — Tags: — admin @ 4:50 pm

A. “Health Disparities and Alzheimer’s Disease (R01),” (PAR-15-349, National Institute on Aging, application deadline Decemeber 11, 2015). Note: There is a companion funding annoucements listed with this opportunity “Emerging Directions for Addressing Health Disparities in Alzheimer’s Disease (R03),” (PAR-15-350).

grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-15-349.html

B. “Research on Informal and Formal Caregiving for Alzheimer’s Disease (R01),” (PAR-15-348, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with other agencies, application deadline December 11, 2015). There is a companion funding annoucements listed with this opportunity “Research on Informal and Formal Caregiving for Alzheimer’s Disease (R21),” (PAR-15-351).

grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-15-351.html

CAAR – Center for Retirement Research at Boston College Issue Brief – September 22, 2015

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

How Has Shift to Defined Contribution Plans Affected Saving?” by Alicia H. Munnell, Jean-Pierre Aubry and Caroline V. Crawford (IB No. 15-16, September 2015, .pdf format, 8p.).

crr.bc.edu/briefs/how-has-shift-to-defined-contribution-plans-affected-saving/

CAAR – Proceedings of the National Academies of Science Article Abstracts – September 22, 2015

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , , — admin @ 4:48 pm

A. “Peptide dimer structure in an A{beta}(1–42) fibril visualized with cryo-EM,” by Matthias Schmidt, Alexis Rohou, Keren Lasker, Jay K. Yadav, Cordelia Schiene-Fischer, Marcus Fändrich, and Nikolaus Grigorieff (Vol. 112, No. 38, September 22, 2015, .pdf and HTML format, p. 11858-11863). Note: PNAS is providing open access to the full-text of this article.

www.pnas.org/content/112/38/11858.abstract

B. “Evidence for {alpha}-synuclein prions causing multiple system atrophy in humans with parkinsonism,” by Stanley B. Prusiner, Amanda L. Woerman, Daniel A. Mordes, Joel C. Watts, Ryan Rampersaud, David B. Berry, Smita Patel, Abby Oehler, Jennifer K. Lowe, Stephanie N. Kravitz, Daniel H. Geschwind, David V. Glidden, Glenda M. Halliday, Lefkos T. Middleton, Steve M. Gentleman, Lea T. Grinberg, and Kurt Giles (Vol. 112, No. 38, September 22, 2015, p. 11858-11863).

www.pnas.org/content/112/38/E5308.abstract

C. “Phospholipid dysregulation contributes to ApoE4-associated cognitive deficits in Alzheimer’s disease pathogenesis,” by Li Zhu, Minghao Zhong, Gregory A. Elder, Mary Sano, David M. Holtzman, Sam Gandy, Christopher Cardozo, Vahram Haroutunian, Nikolaos K. Robakis, and Dongming Cai (Vol. 112, No. 38, September 22, 2015, .pdf and HTML format, p. 11965-11970). Note: PNAS is providing open access to the full-text of this article.

www.pnas.org/content/112/38/11965.abstract

CAAR – California Office of Health Information and Research Report – September 22, 2015

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 4:47 pm

Alzheimer’s Disease Trend for Years 2000-2013,” by Alicia Van Hoy (September 2015, .pdf and HTML format).

www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/ohir/Pages/Alzheimers2013Main.aspx

CAAR – Human Mortality Database Update – September 22, 2015

Filed under: Data Files — Tags: , — admin @ 4:46 pm

Data for Austria were revised and updated through 2014.

www.mortality.org/Public/WhatsNew.php

Data access:

www.mortality.org/

September 18, 2015

CAAR – Kaiser Family Foundation Issue Brief – September 18, 2015

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , — admin @ 4:30 pm

Serving Low-Income Seniors Where They Live: Medicaid’s Role in Providing Community-Based Long-Term Services and Supports,” by Rachel Garfield, Katherine Young, MaryBeth Musumeci, Erica L. Reaves, and Judy Kasper (September 2015, .pdf and HTML format, 15p.).

kff.org/medicaid/issue-brief/serving-low-income-seniors-where-they-live-medicaids-role-in-providing-community-based-long-term-services-and-supports/

CAAR – Lancet Article Abstract – September 18, 2015

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , — admin @ 4:30 pm

Denosumab and teriparatide transitions in postmenopausal osteoporosis (the DATA-Switch study): extension of a randomised controlled trial,” by Benjamin Z. Leder, Joy N. Tsai, Alexander V. Uihlein, Paul M. Wallace, Hang Lee, Robert M. Neer, and Sherri-Ann M. Burnett-Bowie (Vol. 386, No. 9999, September 19, 2015, p. 1147-1155).

www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(15)61120-5/abstract

CAAR – Science Report Abstract – September 18, 2015

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

A mechanism for the segregation of age in mammalian neural stem cells,” by D. L. Moore, G. A. Pilz1, M. J. Araúzo-Bravo, Y. Barral, and S. Jessberger (Vol. 349, No. 6254, September 19, 2015, p. 1334-1338).

www.sciencemag.org/content/349/6254/1334.abstract

CAAR – Australian Institute of Family Studies Report – September 18, 2015

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

Life satisfaction across life course transitions,” by Lixia Qu and David de Vaus (Australian Family Trends No. 8, September 2015, .pdf format, 14p.).

aifs.gov.au/publications/life-satisfaction-across-life-course-transitions

CAAR – UK National Health Service Data Tables – September 18, 2015

Filed under: Data Files — Tags: , — admin @ 4:27 pm

The Atlas of Risk (September 2015, data can be download in comma-delimited and Excel format).

www.nhs.uk/Tools/Pages/NHSAtlasofrisk.aspx

September 17, 2015

CAAR – US National Center for Health Statistics Report, Data Brief – September 17, 2015

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

A. “Linkage of NCHS Population Health Surveys to Administrative Records From Social Security Administration and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services,” by Cordell Golden, Anne K. Driscoll, Alan E. Simon, Dean H. Judson, Eric A. Miller, and Jennifer D. Parker (Vital and Health Statistics, Series 1, No. 58, September 2015, .pdf format, 44p.).

www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/series/sr_01/sr01_058.pdf

B. “Self-reported Hearing Trouble in Adults Aged 18 and Over: United States, 2014,” by Carla E. Zelaya, Jacqueline W. Lucas, and Howard J. Hoffman (Data Brief No. 214, September 2015, .pdf and HTML format, 8p.).

www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db214.htm

CAAR – US National Institutes of Health Funding Opportunity – September 17, 2015

Filed under: Employment/Funding Opportunities — Tags: — admin @ 4:32 pm

BRAIN Initiative: Pre-Applications for Industry Partnerships to Provide Early Access to Devices for Stimulation and Recording in the Human Central Nervous System (X02),” (PAR-15-345, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with other agencies, deadline for applications November 18, 2015). Note: There are two companion funding opportunities associated with this announcement: “BRAIN Initiative: Next-Generation Invasive Devices for Recording and Modulation in the Human Central Nervous System (UG3/UH3),” (RFA-NS-16-009); and, “Exploratory/Developmental Cooperative Agreement Phase II,” (RFA-NS-16-010).

grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-15-345.html

CAAR – Urban Institute Report – September 17, 2015

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 4:31 pm

The Effect on States of Increasing the Medicare Eligibility Age,” by Timothy A. Waidmann and Emily Lawton (September 2015, .pdf format, 17p.).

www.urban.org/research/publication/effect-states-increasing-medicare-eligibility-age

CAAR – Employee Benefit Research Institute Periodical – September 17, 2015

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 4:30 pm

EBRI Notes (Vol. 36, No. 9, September 2015, .pdf format, 38p.). Note: The articles in this issue are: “2015 EBRI/Greenwald & Associates Health and Voluntary Workplace Benefits Survey: Most Workers Continue to Give Low Ratings to Health Care System, but Declining Number Report Health Care Cost Increases,” by Paul Fronstin and Ruth Helman; and, “IRA Asset Allocation, 2013, and Longitudinal Results, 2010-2013,” by Craig Copeland.

www.ebri.org/publications/notes/index.cfm?fa=notesDisp&content_id=3277

CAAR – Public Library of Science (PLoS) Article – September 17, 2015

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

Prospective Cohort Study of Central Adiposity and Risk of Death in Middle Aged and Elderly Chinese,” by Shaneda Warren Andersen, Xiao-Ou Shu, Yu-Tang Gao, Xianglan Zhang, Hui Cai, Gong Yang, Hong-Lan Li, Yong-Bing Xiang, and Wei Zheng (PLoS ONE 10(9): e0138429. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0138429, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 13p.).

journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0138429

CAAR – International Longevity Centre [UK] Report – September 17, 2015

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

Creating a Sustainable 21st Century Healthcare System,” by Jonathan Scrutton, George Holley-Moore and Sally-Marie Bamford (September 2015, .pdf format, 102p.).

www.ilcuk.org.uk/index.php/publications/publication_details/creating_a_sustainable_21st_century_healthcare_system

CAAR – Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland (Ohio) Working Paper – September 17, 2015

Filed under: Working Papers — Tags: — admin @ 4:27 pm

Determinants of Expected Returns at Public Defined-Benefit Pension Plans,” by Raj Aggarwal and John W. Goodell (WP15-08, May 2015, .pdf format, 44p.). Note: Links to the abstract and the full text of the paper available at:

Abstract:

Estimated expected returns are important for pension plans, as they influence many plan characteristics including required asset levels, annual contributions, and the extent of plan under- or overfunding. Yet, there seems to be little prior literature on the factors influencing these estimated future returns. In an attempt to fill this gap, this paper presents the results of a panel analysis of data on the determinants of such returns used by US public defined-benefit (DB) pension plans for the period 2001–2011. As expected, we find that real return estimates by DB public pension funds are positively related to fund size, fund age, international asset diversification, state income, and corruption levels. However, more interestingly and importantly, we document that real return estimates by public US DB pension funds are positively related to cultural measures of individualism and masculinity, and negatively related to uncertainty avoidance. These results should be of much interest not only to scholars and pension beneficiaries, but also to fund managers, other capital market participants, and policymakers.

www.clevelandfed.org/~/media/Files/Working%20Papers/2015/wp%201508%20determinants%20of%20expected%20returns%20at%20public%20defined%20benefit%20pension%20plans%20pdf.pdf?la=en

CAAR – Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) [University of Bonn, Germany] Working Paper – September 17, 2015

Filed under: Working Papers — Tags: — admin @ 4:26 pm

Cultural and Ethnic Differences in the Transitions from Work to “Retirement” of Rural Elders in China’s Minority Regions,” by Rachel Connelly and Margaret Maurer-Fazio (Discussion Paper No. 9343, September 2015, .pdf format, 33p.). Note: Links to the abstract and the full text of the paper available at:

www.iza.org/en/webcontent/publications/papers/viewAbstract?dp_id=9343

CAAR – Table of Contents – September 17, 2015

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Journal of Gerontological Social Work (Vol. 58, No. 6, 2015).

www.tandfonline.com/toc/wger20/58/6

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