March 15, 2018

CAAR – University of Wisconsin Center for Demography and Ecology Working Paper – March 15, 2018

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Extended Family Living Among Elderly Women Aged 60+ in Brazil in 2010: Comparing Women Who Had or Did Not Have a Live Birth,” by Susan Devos (2018-10, 2018, .pdf format, 40p.).


This study looks at the extended family household living of elderly women aged 60+ in Brazil in 2010 (35.9 percent) by whether they had had a live birth using 2010 Brazilian census data (36.8 vs. 29.0 percent). It applies a binomial multivariate logistic model containing socio-demographic, socio-economic, and socio-geographic characteristics to the two groups of women both nationally and by broad income group. It decomposes the gap into propensity differences (118.9%) and compositional differences ( 23.5%).

The study found that many characteristics such as income had similar relations with the probability of extended family living among women who had or did not have a live birth. While basic income had a negative relation, receiving pension income among lower income elderly women had a positive relation. This finding was a possible side effect of the non-contributory pension, as a similar finding did not exist in other income groups. The major difference between the two fertility groups was that factors associated with a special ‘need’ for informal support (such as having a disability or being very old) were more important for the co-residence of women who had never had a live birth.

For both long-standing cultural as well as politico-economic reasons, Brazilians may expect a network of kin, not just biological children, to care for and sometimes share, residence with elderly family members AND they have developed a non-contributory pension program aimed at the very poor that enables old people to control and share resources within what may be extended family households.

CAAR – Rand Corporation Labor and Population Program Working Papers – March 15, 2018

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A. “Impact of Divorce on Retirement Security,” by Angela Hung and David Knapp (WR-1201, September 2017, .pdf format, 66p.). Note: Links to the abstract and the full text of the paper available at:

B. “The Safety Nest: A Model of Family Coresidence,” by Melanie A. Zaber (WR-1222, January 2018, .pdf format, 30p.). Note: Links to the abstract and the full text of the paper available at:

CAAR – Science Report Abstract – March 15, 2018

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Lysosome activation clears aggregates and enhances quiescent neural stem cell activation during aging,” by By Dena S. Leeman, Katja Hebestreit, Tyson Ruetz, Ashley E. Webb, Andrew McKay, Elizabeth A. Pollina, Ben W. Dulken, Xiaoai Zhao, Robin W. Yeo, Theodore T. Ho, Salah Mahmoudi, Keerthana Devarajan, Emmanuelle Passegué, Thomas A. Rando, Judith Frydman, and Anne Brunet (Vol. 359, no. 6381, March 16, 2018, p. 1277-1283).

CAAR – Tables of Contents – March 15, 2018

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Journal of Applied Gerontology (Vol. 37, No. 4, April 2017).

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Vol. 66, No. 3, March 2018).


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