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October 30, 2015

CAAR – US National Institutes for Health Funding Opportunity – October 31, 2015

Filed under: Employment/Funding Opportunities — Tags: — admin @ 4:30 pm

Innovation Corps (I-Corps) at NIH Program for NIH and CDC Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Grantees (Admin Supp),” (PA-16-019, a Reissue of PAR-14-261, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with other agencies, application deadlines Dec. 10, 2015 and Mar. 21, 2016).

grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-16-019.html

CAAR – Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) [University of Bonn, Germany] Working Paper – October 31, 2015

Filed under: Working Papers — Tags: — admin @ 4:29 pm

Demanding Occupations and the Retirement Age,” by Niels Vermeer, Mauro Mastrogiacomo, Arthur van Soest (Discussion Paper No. 9462, October 2015, .pdf format, 56p.). Note: Links to the abstract and the full text of the paper available at:

www.iza.org/en/webcontent/publications/papers/viewAbstract?dp_id=9462

CAAR – Brookings Institution Paper – October 30, 2015

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

Structuring state retirement saving plans: A guide to policy design and management issues,” by William G. Gale and David C. John (September 2015, .pdf format, 27p.).

www.brookings.edu/research/papers/2015/10/07-design-management-retirement-savings-plans-gale-john

CAAR – British Medical Journal Article – October 30, 2015

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

The risk of fall and fracture with the initiation of a prostate-selective {alpha} antagonist: a population based cohort study,” by Layne Welk, Eric McArthur, Lisa-Ann Fraser, Jade Hayward, Stephanie Dixon, Y. Joseph Hwang, and Michael Ordon (Vol. 351, No. 8031, October 31, 2015, BMJ 2015;351:h5398, .pdf and HTML format).

www.bmj.com/content/351/bmj.h5398

CAAR – Tables of Contents – October 30, 2015

Filed under: Journal Table of Contents — Tags: , , — admin @ 4:26 pm

Aging and Mental Health (Vol. 20, No. 1, 2016).

www.tandfonline.com/toc/camh20/20/1

European Journal of Ageing (Vol. 12, No. 4, December 2015).

link.springer.com/journal/10433/12/4/page/1

International Psychogeriatrics (Vol. 27, No. 12, December 2015).

journals.cambridge.org/action/displayIssue?decade=2010&jid=IPG&volumeId=27&issueId=12&iid=10023000

International Social Security Review (Vol. 68, No. 3, July-September 2015).

onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/issr.2015.68.issue-3/issuetoc

Public Policy & Aging Report (Vol. 25, No. 4, Fall 2015).

ppar.oxfordjournals.org/content/vol25/issue4/index.dtl

October 29, 2015

CAAR – Statistics Norway Working Paper – October 29, 2015

Filed under: Working Papers — Tags: — admin @ 4:50 pm

Life time pension benefits relative to life time contributions,” by Nils Martin Stølen and Dennis Fredriksen (Discussion Papers No. 825, October 2015, .pdf format, 26p.). Note: Links to the abstract and the full text of the paper available at:

www.ssb.no/en/forskning/discussion-papers/life-time-pension-benefits-relative-to-life-time-contributions

CAAR – UK Office for National Statistics Statistical Bulletin – October 29, 2015

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

National population projections, 2014-based Statistical Bulletin,” (October 2015, .pdf and HTML format, 24p.).

www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/npp/national-population-projections/2014-based-projections/stb-npp-2014-based-projections.html

CAAR – Center for Retirement Research at Boston College Funding Opportunities – October 29, 2015

Filed under: Employment/Funding Opportunities — Tags: — admin @ 4:48 pm

A. “Steven H. Sandell Grant Program,” (application deadline January 31, 2016).

crr.bc.edu/about-us/grant-programs/steven-h-sandell-grant-program-2/

B. “Dissertation Fellowship Program.” “The Center for Retirement Research at Boston College is accepting proposals for the Dissertation Fellowship Program in retirement research and policy. The program is funded by the U.S. Social Security Administration and provides funding opportunities for doctoral candidates to pursue cutting-edge research on retirement issues.” Application due date is Jan. 31, 2016. For more information see:

crr.bc.edu/about-us/grant-programs/dissertation-fellowship-program-2/

October 28, 2015

CAAR – US Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, Subcommittee on Primary Health and Retirement Security Hearing Testimony – October 28, 2015

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

Retirement Plan Options for Small Businesses,” a hearing held October 28, 2015 (video of the full hearing available at the site, running time 1 hour 21 minutes). Note: Hearing begins at the 18:30 mark.

www.help.senate.gov/hearings/retirement-plan-options-for-small-businesses

CAAR – US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General Federal Register Announcement – October 28, 2015

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

Medicare Program: Final Waivers in Connection with the Shared Savings Program,” (October 2015, .pdf format, 120p.).

www.federalregister.gov/articles/2015/10/29/2015-27599/medicare-program-final-waivers-in-connection-with-the-shared-savings-program

CAAR – Rand Corporation Post-Doctoral Announcement – October 28, 2015

Filed under: Employment/Funding Opportunities — Tags: — admin @ 4:44 pm

RAND Postdoctoral Training Program in the Study of Aging,” (application deadline Feb. 22, 2016).

www.rand.org/labor/fellows/aging.html

CAAR – World Economic Forum Report – October 28, 2015

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 4:43 pm

How 21st-Century Longevity Can Create Markets and Drive Economic Growth,” (October 2015, .pdf format, 13p.).

www.weforum.org/reports/how-21st-century-longevity-can-create-markets-and-drive-economic-growth

CAAR – Institute for Research on Pubic Policy [Montreal, Quebec] Report – October 28, 2015

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

Designing a National Seniors Strategy for Canada,” (October 2015, .pdf format, 36p.).

irpp.org/research-studies/report-2015-10-07/

CAAR – Statistics Korea Statistical Release – October 28, 2015

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

2015 Statistics on the Aged,” (October 2015, .pdf format, 5p.).

kostat.go.kr/portal/english/news/1/1/index.board?bmode=read&aSeq=349205

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 – October 28, 2015

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , — admin @ 4:40 pm

Participation in Maori Society in advanced age: Findings from LiLACS NZ,” (October 2015, .pdf format, 9p.).

www.fmhs.auckland.ac.nz/assets/fmhs/faculty/lilacs/docs/Participation%20in%20Maori%20society%20in%20advanced%20age%20Findings%20from%20LiLACS%20NZ.pdf

CAAR – Tables of Contents – October 28, 2015

Filed under: Journal Table of Contents — Tags: , , — admin @ 4:39 pm

Age and Ageing (Vol. 44, No. 6, November 2015).

ageing.oxfordjournals.org/content/44/6.toc

Alzheimer’s and Dementia: The Journal of the American Alzheimer’s Association (Vol. 11, No. 10, October 2015).

www.alzheimersanddementia.com/current

Journal of Applied Gerontology (Vol. 34, No. 8, December 2015).

jag.sagepub.com/content/34/8.toc

October 27, 2015

CAAR – US Government Accountability Office Report – October 27, 2015

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

Social Security’s Future: Answers to Key Questions,” (GAO-16-75SP, October 2015, .pdf format, 92p.).

www.gao.gov/products/GAO-16-75SP

CAAR – Office of the State Auditor [Colorado] Report – October 27, 2015

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 4:43 pm

Sensitivity Analysis Of Colorado Public Employees’ Retirement Association Hybrid Defined Benefit Plan Actuarial Assumptions,” (October 2015, .pdf format, 133p.).

www.leg.state.co.us/OSA/coauditor1.nsf/All/28BEEB4920844C9E87257ED50050B878/$FILE/1416P%20Colorado%20PERA%20Sensitivity%20Analysis%20Report-FINAL.pdf

CAAR – Nature Neuroscience Brief Communication, Article Abstracts – October 27, 2015

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

A. “CD33 modulates TREM2: convergence of Alzheimer loci,” by Gail Chan, Charles C White, Phoebe A. Winn, Maria Cimpean, Joseph M. Replogle, Laura R. Glick, Nicole E. Cuerdon, Katie J. Ryan, Keith A. Johnson, Julie A. Schneider, David A. Bennett, Lori B. Chibnik, Reisa A. Sperling, Elizabeth M. Bradshaw & Philip L. De Jager (Vol. 18, No. 11, November 2015, p. 1556-1558).

www.nature.com/neuro/journal/v18/n11/abs/nn.4126.html

B. “Persistence of A{beta} seeds in APP null mouse brain,” by Lan Ye, Sarah K. Fritschi, Juliane Schelle, Ulrike Obermüller, Karoline Degenhardt, Stephan A. Kaeser, Yvonne S. Eisele, Lary C. Walker, Frank Baumann, Matthias Staufenbiel & Mathias Jucker (Vol. 18, No. 11, November 2015, p. 1559-1561).

www.nature.com/neuro/journal/v18/n11/abs/nn.4117.html

C. “Rescue of long-range circuit dysfunction in Alzheimer’s disease models,” by Marc Aurel Busche, Maja Kekus, Helmuth Adelsberger, Takahiro Noda, Hans Forstl, Israel Nelken & Arthur Konnerth (Vol. 18, No. 11, November 2015, p. 1623-1630).

www.nature.com/neuro/journal/v18/n11/abs/nn.4137.html

CAAR – De Nederlandsche Bank Working Paper – October 27, 2015

Filed under: Working Papers — Tags: — admin @ 4:41 pm

Stability of participation in collective pension schemes: An option pricing approach,” by Damiaan Chen, Roel Beetsma, and Dirk Broeders (Working Paper No. 484, October 2015, .pdf format, 53p.). Note: Links to the abstract and the full text of the paper available at:

www.dnb.nl/en/news/dnb-publications/dnb-working-papers-series/dnb-working-papers/working-papers-2015/dnb332771.jsp

CAAR – Journal of the American Medical Association Article Abstract – October 27, 2015

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , — admin @ 4:40 pm

Note: The link below is to the table of contents for the current issue of JAMA (Vol. 314, No. 16, October 27, 2015). Check with your organization’s information center for availability.

jama.jamanetwork.com/issue.aspx?journalid=67&issueid=934616&direction=P

Temporal Trends in Mortality in the United States, 1969-2013,” by Jiemin Ma, Elizabeth M. Ward, Rebecca L. Siegel, and Ahmedin Jemal (p. 1731-1739).

October 26, 2015

CAAR – National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper – October 26, 2015

Filed under: Working Papers — Tags: , , — admin @ 4:18 pm

Links to an abstract are available. For full text availability check your organization’s library.

A. “Is It Harder for Older Workers to Find Jobs? New and Improved Evidence from a Field Experiment,” by David Neumark, Ian Burn, and Patrick Button (w21669, October 2015, .pdf format, 87p.)

papers.nber.org/papers/w21669

B. “Do Employer Pension Contributions Reflect Employee Preferences? Evidence from a Retirement Savings Reform in Denmark,” by Itzik Fadlon, Jessica A. Laird, and Torben Heien Nielsen (w21665, October 2015, .pdf format, 40p.).

www.nber.org/papers/w21665.pdf

CAAR – World Bank Policy Research Programme Working Paper – October 26, 2015

Filed under: Working Papers — Tags: — admin @ 4:17 pm

Pension coverage for parents and educational investment in children: evidence from urban China,” by Ren Mu and Yang Du (WPS7457, October 2015, .pdf and ASCII text format, 49p.). Note: Links to the abstract and the full text of the paper available at:

documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2015/10/25202815/pension-coverage-parents-educational-investment-children-evidence-urban-china

CAAR – Joseph Rowntree Foundation [UK] Report – October 26, 2015

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

The costs and benefits of paying all the lowest-paid care home workers in the UK the Living Wage,” by Hilary Ingham, Sally-Marie Bamford and Geraint Johnes (October 2015, .pdf format, 40p.).

www.jrf.org.uk/report/costs-and-benefits-paying-all-lowest-paid-care-home-workers-uk-living-wage

CAAR – UK House of Commons Briefing Paper – October 26, 2015

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

Women and Pensions,” by Djuna Thurley, Richard Keen, and Feargal McGuinness (CBP-7286, October 2015, .pdf format, 43p.).

researchbriefings.parliament.uk/ResearchBriefing/Summary/CBP-7286

October 23, 2015

CAAR – US House Energy and Commerce Committee, Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Hearing Testimony – October 23, 2015

Filed under: Legislation Information Updates — Tags: — admin @ 4:46 pm

Fighting Fraud Against the Elderly, an Update,” a hearing held October 23, 2015 (witness statements available in .pdf format, video of the full hearing available at the site, running time 2 hours 14 minutes). Note: Hearing begins at the 9:45 mark.

energycommerce.house.gov/hearing/fighting-fraud-against-elderly-update

CAAR – US National Institutes of Health Funding Opportunity – October 23, 2015

Filed under: Employment/Funding Opportunities — Tags: — admin @ 4:45 pm

Collaborative Aging (in Place) Research Using Technology (CART) (U2C),” (RFA-AG-16-021, National Institute on Aging, in conjunction with other agencies, deadline for applications January 12, 2016).

grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AG-16-021.html

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

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

Gains in Life Expectancy Associated with Higher Education in Men,” by Govert E. Bijwaard, Frans van Poppel, Peter Ekamper, and L. H. Lumey (PLoS ONE 10(10): e0141200. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0141200, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 18p.).

journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0141200

CAAR – New England Journal of Medicine Article Abstract – October 23, 2015

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , — admin @ 4:43 pm

A Randomized, Controlled Trial of Total Knee Replacement,” by Soren T. Skou, Ewa M. Roos, Mogens B. Laursen, Michael S. Rathleff, Lars Arendt-Nielsen, Ole Simonsen, and Sten Rasmussen (Vol. 373, No. 17, October 22, 2015, p. 1597-1606).

www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1505467#t=abstract

October 22, 2015

CAAR – US Administration for Community Living, Administration on Aging Funding Opportunity – October 22, 2015

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

Disaster Assistance for State Units on Aging (SUAs) and Tribal Organizations in National Disasters Declared by the President,” (HHS-2016-ACL-AOA-DA-0115, deadline for applications Sept. 12, 2016).

www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=279744

CAAR – Health and Retirement Study Data Release – October 22, 2015

Filed under: Data Files — Tags: , — admin @ 4:45 pm

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

RAND HRS Data File, Supported by NIA and SSA (Version O) (Oct. 21, 2015).

hrsonline.isr.umich.edu/index.php?p=shownews3x1&hfyle=news409

RAND Cross-Wave Income and Wealth Imputation File, Supported by NIA and SSA (Version O) (Oct. 21, 2015).

hrsonline.isr.umich.edu/index.php?p=shownews3x1&hfyle=news410

RAND Enhanced Fat Files Release for the 2012 Core Wave (Final, v1.0) (Oct. 20, 2015).

hrsonline.isr.umich.edu/index.php?p=shownews3x1&hfyle=news407

RAND Enhanced Fat Files Release for the 2010 Core Wave (Final, v5.0) (Oct. 20, 2015).

hrsonline.isr.umich.edu/index.php?p=shownews3x1&hfyle=news408

CAAR – Employee Benefits Research Institute Periodical – October 22, 2015

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

EBRI Notes (Vol. 36, No. 10, October 2015, .pdf format, 24p.). Note: The two articles in this issue are: “Amount of Savings Needed for Health Expenses for People Eligible for Medicare: Unlike the Last Few Years, the News Is Not Good,” by Paul Fronstin, Dallas Salisbury, and Jack VanDerhe; and, “How Does the Probability of a “Successful” Retirement Differ Between Participants in Final-Average Defined Benefit Plans and Voluntary Enrollment 401(k) Plans?” by Jack VanDerhei.

www.ebri.org/publications/notes/index.cfm?fa=notesDisp&content_id=3284

CAAR – Science Letter Abstract – October 22, 2015

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

Reduced grid-cell–like representations in adults at genetic risk for Alzheimer’s disease,” by Lukas Kunz, Tobias Navarro Schroder, Hweeling Lee, Christian Montag, Bernd Lachmann, Rayna Sariyska, Martin Reuter, Rudiger Stirnberg, Tony Stocker, Paul Christian Messing-Floeter, Juergen Fell, Christian F. Doeller, and Nikolai Axmacher (Vol. 350, No. 6259, October 23, 2015, p. 430-433).

www.sciencemag.org/content/350/6259/430.abstract

CAAR – AARP Public Policy Institute Briefs – October 22, 2015

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

A. “Monitoring the Impact of Health Reform on Americans Ages 50-64: Uninsured Rate Dropped by Nearly Half between December 2013 and March 2015,” by Laura Skopec, Timothy A. Waidmann, Jane Sung and Olivia Dean (October 2015, .pdf format, 7p.).

www.aarp.org/ppi/info-2015/uninsured-rate-dropped-by-nearly-half-between-december-2013-and-march-2015.html

B. “Medicare Part B Premiums and Deductible in 2016: The Effect of No Cost-of-Living Increase in Social Security Benefits,” by Harriet Komisar and Lina Walker (October 2015, .pdf format, 3p.).

www.aarp.org/ppi/info-2015/effect-of-no-cost-of-living-increase-in-social-security-benefits.html

CAAR – Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development Report – October 22, 2015

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , — admin @ 4:40 pm

Ageing and Employment Policies: Denmark 2015: Working Better with Age,” (October 2015, .pdf format, 157p.).

www.oecd.org/employment/ageing-and-employment-policies-denmark-2015-9789264235335-en.htm

October 21, 2015

CAAR – US Senate Special Committee on Aging Hearing Testimony – October 21, 2015

Filed under: Legislation Information Updates — Tags: , — admin @ 5:04 pm

Virtual Victims: When Computer Tech Support Becomes a Scam,” a hearing held October 21, 2015 (witness statements available in .pdf format, video of the full hearing available at the site, running time 40 minutes 39 seconds).

www.aging.senate.gov/hearings/virtual-victims-when-computer-tech-support-becomes-a-scam

CAAR – US House Energy and Commerce Committee Hearing Testimony – October 21, 2015

Filed under: Legislation Information Updates — Tags: — admin @ 5:03 pm

Examining the Medicare Part D Medication Therapy Management Program,” a hearing held October 21, 2015 (witness statements available in .pdf format, video of the full hearing available at the site, running time 2 hours 7 minutes). Note: Hearing begins at the 8:44 mark.

energycommerce.house.gov/hearing/examining-medicare-part-d-medication-therapy-management-program

CAAR – US National Institutes of Health Funding Opportunity – October 21, 2015

Filed under: Employment/Funding Opportunities — Tags: — admin @ 5:01 pm

Promoting Caregiver Health Using Self-Management (R01),” (RFA-NR-16-003, National Institute of Nursing Research, deadline for applications March 3, 2016).

grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-NR-16-003.html

CAAR – Kaiser Family Foundation Issue Brief – October 21, 2015

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 5:00 pm

Medicare Advantage and Traditional Medicare: Is the Balance Tipping?” by Tricia Neuman, Giselle Casillas, and Gretchen Jacobson (October 2015, .pdf and HTML format, 14p.).

kff.org/medicare/issue-brief/medicare-advantage-and-traditional-medicare-is-the-balance-tipping/

CAAR – UK Office for National Statistics Statistical Bulletin – October 21, 2015

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 4:59 pm

Trend in life expectancy at birth and at age 65 by socio-economic position based on the National Statistics Socio-economic Classification, England and Wales, 1982—1986 to 2007—2011,” (October 2015, .pdf and HTML format, 82p.).

www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/health-ineq/trend-in-life-expectancy-by-socioeconomic-position-by-the-national-statistics-socioeconomic-classification–england-and-wales/1982-86-to-2007-11/stb-trend-in-life-expectancy.html

CAAR – AgeUK Report – October 21, 2015

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: — admin @ 4:58 pm

The health and care of older people in England 2015,” by Jill Mortimer and Marcus Green (October 2015, .pdf format, 59p.).

www.ageuk.org.uk/professional-resources-home/research/reports/health-care-services/the-health-and-care-of-older-people-in-england-2015/

CAAR – Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Brief – October 21, 2015

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , — admin @ 4:58 pm

How can we improve housing and care for people with dementia?” (Research and Policy Bulletin No. 200, October 2015, .pdf format, 4p.).

www.ahuri.edu.au/publications/projects/p41022

CAAR – Table of Contents – October 21, 2015

Filed under: Journal Table of Contents — Tags: , — admin @ 4:56 pm

Journal of Aging and Physical Activity (Vol. 23, No. 4, October 2015).

journals.humankinetics.com/japa-current-issue

October 20, 2015

CAAR – US Social Security Administration, Research, Statistics, and Policy Analysis Periodical – October 20, 2015

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

SSI Monthly Statistics, September 2015 (October 2015, HTML and .pdf format).

www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/ssi_monthly/2015-09/index.html

CAAR – Health and Retirement Study Data Release – October 20, 2015

Filed under: Data Files — Tags: , — admin @ 5:09 pm

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

The HRS 2014 Core Early Release (V1.0) (Oct. 19, 2015).

hrsonline.isr.umich.edu/index.php?p=shownews3x1&hfyle=news406

CAAR – National Institute for Health and Care Excellance (NICE) [UK] Report – October 20, 2015

Filed under: Reports and Articles — Tags: , , — admin @ 5:08 pm

Dementia, disability and frailty in later life – mid-life approaches to delay or prevent onset,” (October 2015, .pdf and HTML format, 61p.).

www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng16

CAAR – Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Article Abstract – October 20, 2015

Elevation of 20-carbon long chain bases due to a mutation in serine palmitoyltransferase small subunit b results in neurodegeneration,” by Lihong Zhao, Stefka Spassieva, Kenneth Gable, Sita D. Gupta, Lan-Ying Shi, Jieping Wang, Jacek Bielawski, Wanda L. Hicks, Mark P. Krebs, Juergen Naggert, Yusuf A. Hannun, Teresa M. Dunn, and Patsy M. Nishina (Vol. 112, No. 42, October 20, 2015, p. 12962-12967).

www.pnas.org/content/112/42/12962.abstract

CAAR – National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper – October 20, 2015

Filed under: Working Papers — Tags: — admin @ 5:07 pm

Links to an abstract are available. For full text availability check your organization’s library. “The Efficiency Consequences of Health Care Privatization: Evidence from Medicare Advantage Exits,” by Mark Duggan, Jonathan Gruber, Boris Vabson (w21650, October 2015, .pdf format, 41p.).

www.nber.org/papers/w21650

CAAR – Table of Contents – October 20, 2015

Filed under: Journal Table of Contents — Tags: — admin @ 5:06 pm

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Vol. 63, No. 10, October 2015).

onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jgs.2015.63.issue-10/issuetoc

October 19, 2015

CAAR – Federal Reserve Board Finance and Economic Working Paper – October 19, 2015

Filed under: Working Papers — Tags: — admin @ 5:00 pm

A Historical Welfare Analysis of Social Security: Whom Did the Program Benefit?” by William B. Peterman and Kamila Sommer (Working Paper 2015-092, October 2015, .pdf format, 49p.). Note: Links to the abstract and the full text of the paper available at:

Abstract:

A well-established result in the literature is that Social Security tends to reduce steady state welfare in a standard life cycle model. However, less is known about the historical effects of the program on agents who were alive when the program was adopted. In a computational life cycle model that simulates the Great Depression and the enactment of Social Security, this paper quantifies the welfare effects of the program’s enactment on the cohorts of agents who experienced it. In contrast to the standard steady state results, we find that the adoption of the original Social Security tended to improve these cohorts’ welfare. In particular, we estimate that the original program benefited households alive at the time of the program’s adoption with a likelihood of over 80 percent, and increased these agents’ welfare by the equivalent of 5.9% of their expected future lifetime consumption. The welfare benefit was particularly large for poorer agents and agents who were near retirement age when the program was enacted. Through a series of counterfactual experiments we demonstrate that the difference between the steady state and transitional welfare effects is primarily driven by a slower adoption of payroll taxes and a quicker adoption of benefit payments during the program’s phase-in. Overall, the opposite welfare effects experienced by agents in the steady state versus agents who experienced the program’s adoption might offer one explanation for why a program that potentially reduces welfare in the steady state was originally adopted.

www.federalreserve.gov/econresdata/feds/2015/files/2015092pap.pdf

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