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October 19, 2017

CAAR – Institute of Fiscal Studies [London, UK] Working Paper – October 19, 2017

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The Health Benefits of a Targeted Cash Transfer: The UK Winter Fuel Payment,” by Thomas Crossley and Federico Zilio (WP17/23, October 2017, .pdf format, 29p.). Note: Links to the abstract and the full text of the paper available at:

www.ifs.org.uk/publications/9994

August 29, 2017

CAAR – Institute of Fiscal Studies [London, UK] Working Paper – August 29, 2017

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The impact of health on labor supply near retirement,” by Richard Blundell, Jack Britton, Monica Costa Dias, and Eric French (W17/18, August 2017, .pdf format, 46p.). Note: Links to the abstract and the full text of the paper available at:

www.ifs.org.uk/publications/9686

July 19, 2017

CAAR – Journal of the American Medical Association Articles – July 19, 2017

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Note: The link below is to the table of contents for the current issue of JAMA (Vol. 318, No. 3, July 18, 2017). Check with your organization’s information center for availability.

jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/issue/318/3

A. “Association of Changing Hospital Readmission Rates With Mortality Rates After Hospital Discharge,” by Kumar Dharmarajan, Yongfei Wang, Zhenqiu Lin, Sharon-Lise T. Normand, Joseph S. Ross, Leora I. Horwitz, Nihar R. Desai, Lisa G. Suter, Elizabeth E. Drye, Susannah M. Bernheim, and Harlan M. Krumholz (p. 270-278).

B. “Associations of Weight Gain From Early to Middle Adulthood With Major Health Outcomes Later in Life,” by Yan Zheng, JoAnn E. Manson, Changzheng Yuan, Matthew H. Liang, Francine Grodstein, Meir J. Stampfer, Walter C. Willett, and Frank B. Hu (p. 255-269).

jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/2643761

May 23, 2017

CAAR – National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Monograph – May 23, 2017

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Nutrition Across the Lifespan for Healthy Aging: Proceedings of a Workshop, Leslie Pray, Rapporteur (National Academies Press, 2017, 168p., OpenBook and .pdf format). Note: More information, 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/24735/nutrition-across-the-lifespan-for-healthy-aging-proceedings-of-a

May 17, 2017

CAAR – Program on the Global Demography of Aging [Harvard University] Working Paper – May 17, 2017

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Health gradients in South Africa: Inequalities in the measure of the beholder,” by Carlos Riumallo-Herl,David Canning, Ryan Wagner, Chodziwaddiza Kabudula, and Mark Collinson (PGDA Working Paper No. 139, May 2017, .pdf format, 30p.).

Abstract:

As the literature on health inequalities continues to grow very few studies have tested the sensibility of this measure to the choice of welfare indicator. In this paper we use data from an aging survey in South Africa to evaluate the health gradients using two measures of economic status: consumption per capita and an asset index. In particular, we measure the concentration indexes for a variety of health indicators ranging from general health service utilization to individual self-reported and biomarker outcomes. We find that the concentration indexes for different health indicators differ across economic indicators suggesting that the choice of welfare indicator can lead to different estimations of inequalities. In line with other studies, these results advocate for greater caution when selecting the economic indicator in the analysis of inequalities and for more explicit testing of different indicators in future studies. Overall, the results call for a greater understanding of how SES can influence health to generate appropriate measurements of health inequalities.

cdn1.sph.harvard.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/1288/2012/11/Health-Gradients-in-South-Africa-Inequalities-in-the-Measure-of-the-Beholder-May_3_2017.pdf

May 15, 2017

CAAR – University of Wisconsin Center for Demography and Ecology Working Paper – May 15, 2017

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Gradual Change or Punctuated Equilibrium? Reconsidering Patterns of Health in Later-Life,” by Michal Engelman and Heide Jackson (2017-01, May 2017, .pdf format, 30p.).

Abstract:

This paper examines the curious mismatch between the supposition of gradual, continuous change embedded in common health trajectory models and a pattern of punctuated stability that is captured in the nationally-representative and widely-used Health and Retirement Study. Inspired by an insight from evolutionary biology, our analysis contrasts the conclusions drawn from mixed regression methods (growth curve models and latent class growth analysis) designed to capture trajectories in repeated-measure data with methods (multistate life tables and sequence analysis) designed to describe discrete states and transition patterns. Although a gradually increasing number of functional limitations is consistent with prevailing notions of health decline, our ndings suggest that later life functional health, as captured in survey data, is more aptly characterized as a punctuated equilibrium: long-term stability that is irregularly interrupted by changes in health status or mortality. We conclude by discussing the implications of a punctuated equilibrium model for studies of health and aging.

www.ssc.wisc.edu/cde/cdewp/2017-01.pdf

April 24, 2017

CAAR – National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper – April 24, 2017

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The Effect of Stress on Later-Life Health: Evidence from the Vietnam Draft,” by John Cawley, Damien de Walque, and Daniel Grossman (w23334, April 2017, .pdf format, 50p.).

www.nber.org/papers/w23334

February 14, 2017

CAAR – Population Reference Bureau Periodical – February 14, 2017

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Today’s Research on Aging (Vol. 35, February 2017, .pdf format, p.). The title of this issue is “How Neighborhoods Affect the Health and Well-Being of Older Americans.”

www.prb.org/Publications/Reports/2017/todays-research-aging-neighborhoods-health.aspx

February 10, 2017

CAAR – Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond (Virginia) Working Paper – February 10, 2017

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Health, Health Insurance, and Retirement: A Survey,” by Eric French and John Bailey Jones (No. 17-03, February 2017, .pdf format, 47p.). Note: Links to the abstract and the full text of the paper available at:

www.richmondfed.org/publications/research/working_papers/2017/wp_17-03

February 9, 2017

CAAR – University of Michigan Retirement Research Center Working Paper – February 9, 2017

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Long-term Individual and Population Consequences of Early-life Access to Health Insurance,” by Etienne Gaudette, Gwyn Pauley and Julie Zissimopoulos (WP 2016-355, October 2016, .pdf format, 26p.). Note: Links to the abstract and the full text of the paper available at:

www.mrrc.isr.umich.edu/Publication/Abstract/1149?ptid=1

January 11, 2017

CAAR – Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research Working Paper – January 11, 2017

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Individual’s socioeconomic status, spousal and children’s education associated with self-rated health among Chinese elderly people,” by Lei Yang, Karri Silventoinen and Pekka Martikainen (WP-2017-01, January 2017, .pdf format, 22p.). Note: Links to the abstract and the full text of the paper available at:

www.demogr.mpg.de/en/projects_publications/publications_1904/mpidr_working_papers/individuals_socioeconomic_status_spousal_and_childrens_education_associated_with_self_rated_health_5730.htm

November 14, 2016

CAAR – Michigan Retirement Research Center Working Papers – November 14, 2016

A. “Do State Laws Protecting Older Workers from Discrimination Laws Reduce Age Discrimination in Hiring? Experimental (and Nonexperimental) Evidence,” by David Neumark, Ian Burn, Patrick Button and Nanneh Chehras (WP 2016-349, September 2016, .pdf format, 50p.). Note: Links to the abstract and the full text of the paper available at:

www.mrrc.isr.umich.edu/Publication/Abstract/1129?ptid=1

B. “The Dynamic Effects of Health on the Employment of Older Workers,” by Richard Blundell, Jack Britton, Monica Costa Dias and Eric French (WP 2016-348, September 2016, .pdf format, 24p.). Note: Links to the abstract and the full text of the paper available at:

www.mrrc.isr.umich.edu/Publication/Abstract/1127?ptid=1

C. “Time Discounting and Economic Decision-making among the Elderly,” by David Huffman, Raimond H. Maurer and Olivia S. Mitchell (WP 2016-347, September 2016, .pdf format, 38p.). Note: Links to the abstract and the full text of the paper available at:

www.mrrc.isr.umich.edu/Publication/Abstract/1126?ptid=1

October 13, 2016

CAAR – Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing/Staidear Fadaimseartha na hEireann um Dhul in Aois [TILDA] (Trinity College, Ireland] Report – October 13, 2016

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Housing conditions of Ireland’s older population: Implications for physical and mental health,” by Joanna Orr, Siobhan Scarlett, Orna Donoghue, and Christine McGarrigle (September 2016, .pdf format, 18p.).

tilda.tcd.ie/assets/pdf/2016_Roe%20et%20al_Frailty%20&%20Public%20Health%20Nursing.pdf

October 11, 2016

CAAR – UK Office for National Statistics Statistical Bulletin – October 11, 2016

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Health expectancies at birth and at age 65 in the UK, based on 2011 Census health and disability prevalence data: 2010 to 2012,” (October 2016, .pdf and HTML format, 24p.).

www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/healthandsocialcare/healthandlifeexpectancies/bulletins/healthexpectanciesatbirthandatage65intheukbasedon2011censushealthanddisabilityprevalencedata/2010to2012

August 31, 2016

CAAR – Demographic Research Article – August 31, 2016

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Differences by union status in health and mortality at older ages: Results for 16 European countries,” by Dimiter Philipov and Sergei Scherbov (Vol. 35, Article 19, August 2016, .pdf format, p. 535-556).

www.demographic-research.org/volumes/vol35/19/default.htm

August 22, 2016

CAAR – Program on the Global Demography of Aging (Harvard University) Working Paper – August 22, 2016

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Population Aging in India: Facts, Issues, and Questions,” by Arunika Agarwal, Alyssa Lubet, Elizabeth Mitgang, Sanjay Mohanty, and David E. Bloom (PGDA Working Paper No. 132, 2016, .pdf format, 24p.).

Abstract:

India, one of the world’s two population superpowers, is undergoing unprecedented demographic changes. Increasing longevity and falling fertility have resulted in a dramatic increase in the population of adults aged 60 and up, in both absolute and relative terms. This change presents wide-ranging and complex health, social, and economic challenges, both current and future, to which this diverse and heterogeneous country must rapidly adapt. This chapter first lays out the context, scope, and magnitude of India’s demographic changes. It then details the major challenges these shifts pose in the interconnected areas of health, especially the massive challenges of a growing burden of noncommunicable diseases; gender, particularly the needs and vulnerabilities of an increasingly female older adult population; and income security. This chapter also presents an overview of India’s recent and ongoing initiatives to adapt to population aging and provide support to older adults and their families. It concludes with policy recommendations that may serve as a productive next step forward, keeping in mind the need for urgent and timely action on the part of government, private companies, researchers, and general population.

cdn1.sph.harvard.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/1288/2012/11/Population-Aging-in-India_PGDA-Working-Papers.pdf

May 31, 2016

CAAR – Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Article Abstract – May 31, 2016

Empirical redefinition of comprehensive health and well-being in the older adults of the United States,” by Martha K. McClintock, William Dale, Edward O. Laumann, and Linda Waite (Vol. 113, No. 22, May 31, 2016, p. E3071-E3080).

www.pnas.org/content/113/22/E3071.abstract

CAAR – Public Library of Science (PLoS) Article – May 31, 2016

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Exposure to Famine at a Young Age and Unhealthy Lifestyle Behavior Later in Life,” by Heidi P. Fransen, Petra H. M. Peeters, Joline W. J. Beulens, Jolanda M. A. Boer, G. Ardine de Wit, N. Charlotte Onland-Moret, Yvonne T. van der Schouw, H. Bas Bueno-de-Mesquita, Jeljer Hoekstra, Sjoerd G. Elias, and Anne M. May (PLoS ONE 11(5): e0156609. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0156609, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 11p.).

journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0156609

May 27, 2016

CAAR – Australian Human Rights Commission Reports – May 27, 2016

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A. “Willing to Work: Healthy Ageing Paper,” (May 2016, .pdf and HTML format, 21p.).

www.humanrights.gov.au/our-work/age-discrimination/publications/willing-work-healthy-ageing-paper

B. “A qualitative study of employment discrimination against older Australians,” (April 2016, .pdf format, 64p.).

www.humanrights.gov.au/our-work/age-discrimination/publications/qualitative-study-employment-discrimination-against-older

May 25, 2016

CAAR – United Health Foundation Report – May 25, 2016

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2016 America’s Health Rankings Senior Report,” (May 2016, .pdf and comma-delimited format, 143p.).

www.americashealthrankings.org/reports/Senior

May 5, 2016

CAAR – Public Library of Science (PLoS) Article – May 5, 2016

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The Health and Well-Being of Older Adults with Dual Sensory Impairment (DSI) in Four Countries,” by Dawn M. Guthrie, Anja Declercq, Harriet Finne-Soveri, Brant E. Fries, and John P. Hirdes (PLoS ONE 11(5): e0155073. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0155073, HTML, XML, and .pdf format, 17p.).

journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0155073

March 3, 2016

CAAR – National Bureau of Economic Research Working Papers – March 3, 2016

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A. “Health Capacity to Work at Older Ages in France,” by Didier Blanchet, Eve Caroli, Corinne Prost, and Muriel Roger (w22024, February 2016, .pdf format, 40p.).

www.nber.org/papers/w22024

B. “Health Capacity to Work at Older Ages in Denmark,” by Paul Bingley, Nabanita Datta Gupta, and Peder Pedersen (w22018, February 2016, .pdf format, 32p.).

www.nber.org/papers/w22018

February 23, 2016

CAAR – US Centers for Disease Control Report – February 23, 2016

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The Healthy Brain Initiative: A National Public Health Road Map to Maintaining Cognitive Health,” (January 2016, .pdf format, 58p.).

www.cdc.gov/aging/healthybrain/roadmap.htm

February 22, 2016

CAAR – Lancet Article Abstract – February 22, 2016

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A comparison of health expectancies over two decades in England: results of the Cognitive Function and Ageing Study I and II,” by Prof. Carol Jagger, Prof. Fiona E. Matthews, Pia Wohland, Tony Fouweather, Blossom C. M. Stephan, Louise Robinson, Prof. Antony Arthur, and Prof. Carol Brayne, on behalf of the Medical Research Council Cognitive Function and Ageing Collaboration (Vol. 387, No. 10020, February 20, 2016, p. 779-786).

www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(15)00947-2/abstract

February 15, 2016

CAAR – Demographic Research Article – February 15, 2016

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Childhood socioeconomic status, adult socioeconomic status, and old-age health trajectories: Connecting early, middle, and late life,” by Zachary Zimmer, Heidi A. Hanson, and Ken Smith (Vol. 34, Article 10, February 2016, .pdf format, p. 285-320).

www.demographic-research.org/volumes/vol34/10/default.htm

CAAR – National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper – February 15, 2016

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Health Capacity to Work at Older Ages: Evidence from the United Kingdom,” by James Banks, Carl Emmerson, and Gemma Tetlow (w21980, February 2016, .pdf format, 28p.).

www.nber.org/papers/w21980

CAAR – Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) [University of Bonn, Germany] Working Papers – February 15, 2016

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A. “The Prodigal Son: Does the Younger Brother Always Care for His Parents in Old Age?” by Mizuki Komura and Hikaru Ogawa (Discussion Paper No. 9732, February 2016, .pdf format, 17p.). Note: Links to the abstract and the full text of the paper available at:

www.iza.org/en/webcontent/publications/papers/viewAbstract?dp_id=9732

B. “The Economics of Healthy Ageing in China,” by Almas Heshmati (Discussion Paper No. 9713, February 2016, .pdf format, 26p.). Note: Links to the abstract and the full text of the paper available at:

www.iza.org/en/webcontent/publications/papers/viewAbstract?dp_id=9713

February 9, 2016

CAAR – Vienna Institute of Demography Compendium – February 9, 2016

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Vienna Yearbook of Population Research: Volume 2014, edited by Alexia Fürnkranz-Prskawetz, Michael Kuhn, and Uwe Sunde (Vol. 12, February 2016, .pdf format.). Note: The theme of this issue is “Health, Education, and Retirement over the Prolonged Life Cycle.”

hw.oeaw.ac.at/7923-8inhalt

February 8, 2016

CAAR – National Bureau of Economic Research Working Papers – February 8, 2016

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A. “Work Capacity at Older Ages in the Netherlands,” by Adriaan Kalwij, Arie Kapteyn, Klaas de Vos (w21976, February 2016, .pdf format, 37p.).

papers.nber.org/papers/w21976

B. “Health Capacity to Work at Older Ages: Evidence from Spain,” by Pilar García-Gomez, Sergi Jimenez-Martin, and Judit Vall Castello (w21973, February 2016, .pdf format, 42p.).

www.nber.org/papers/w21973

C. “Work Capacity and Longer Working Lives in Belgium,” by Alain Jousten and Mathieu Lefebvre (w21970, February 2016, .pdf format, 26p.).

www.nber.org/papers/w21970

February 4, 2016

CAAR – Pensions Institute (Cass Business School, City University of London) [UK] Report – February 4, 2016

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The Good, the Bad and the Healthy: The medical underwriting revolution in the defined benefit de-risking market,” by Andrew Hunt and David Blake (January 2016, .pdf format, 85p.).

www.pensions-institute.org/reports/GoodBadHealthy.pdf

February 2, 2016

CAAR – National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper – February 2, 2016

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A. “Health Capacity to Work at Older Ages: Evidence from the U.S.,” by Courtney Coile, Kevin S. Milligan, and David A. Wise (w21940, January 2016, .pdf format, 48p.).

www.nber.org/papers/w21940

B. “Social Security and Retirement Programs Around the World: The Capacity to Work at Older Ages – Introduction and Summary,” by Courtney Coile, Kevin S. Milligan, and David A. Wise (w21939, January 2016, .pdf format, 32p.).

www.nber.org/papers/w21939

C. “Saving Lives or Saving Money? Understanding the Dual Nature of Physician Preferences,” by Alice Chen and Darius N. Lakdawalla (w21930, January 2016, .pdf format, 57p.).

www.nber.org/papers/w21930

November 17, 2015

CAAR – Center for Economic Studies/Ifo Institute for Economic Research (CESifo) [Munich, Bavaria, Germany] Working Paper – November 17, 2015

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Optimal Social Insurance and Health Inequality,” by Volker Grossmann and Holger Strulik (CESifo Working Paper No. 5604, November 2015, .pdf format, 47p.). Note: Links to the abstract and the full text of the paper available at:

www.cesifo-group.de/ifoHome/publications/working-papers/CESifoWP/CESifoWPdetails?wp_id=19173129

November 5, 2015

CAAR – Population Reference Bureau Periodical – November 5, 2015

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Today’s Research on Aging (No. 32, November 2015, .pdf format, p.). The title of this issue is “Effects of the Great Recession on Older Americans’ Health and Well-Being,” by Mark Mather.

www.prb.org/Publications/Reports/2015/todays-research-aging-great-recession.aspx

September 30, 2015

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/

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 18, 2015

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

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

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

September 16, 2015

CAAR – Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research Working Paper – September 16, 2015

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Older parents benefit more in health outcome from daughters’ than sons’ care in China,” by Yi Zeng, Melanie Sereny Brasher, Danan Gu, and James W. Vaupel (WP-2015-004, September 2015, .pdf format, 25p.). Note: Links to the abstract and the full text of the paper available at:

www.demogr.mpg.de/en/projects_publications/publications_1904/mpidr_working_papers/older_parents_benefit_more_in_health_outcome_from_daughters_than_sons_care_in_china_5469.htm

CAAR – Edward R. Roybal Institute on Aging [University of Southern California] Report – September 16, 2015

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The 2015 Los Angeles Healthy Aging Report,” (September 2015, .pdf format, 35p.).

roybal.usc.edu/USC_Roybal-LA_HealthyAging.pdf

September 10, 2015

CAAR – Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing [Trinity College, Dublin Ireland] Report – September 10, 2015

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Demographic and health profile of older adults utilising public health nursing services in Ireland: Findings from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA),” by Catriona Murphy (July 2015, .pdf format, 10p.).

tilda.tcd.ie/assets/pdf/Demographic%20and%20health%20profile%20of%20older%20adults%20utilising%20public%20health%20nursing%20services%20in%20Ireland.pdf

September 2, 2015

CAAR – Public Library of Science (PLoS) Article – September 2, 2015

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Population Aging at Cross-Roads: Diverging Secular Trends in Average Cognitive Functioning and Physical Health in the Older Population of Germany,” by Nadia Steiber (PLoS ONE 10(8): e0136583. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0136583, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 19p.).

journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0136583

August 12, 2015

CAAR – Center for Retirement Research at Boston College Working Papers – August 12, 2015

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A. “How Much Longer Do People Need to Work?” by Alicia H. Munnell ,Anthony Webb and Anqi Chen (WP No. 2015-19, August 2015, .pdf format, 24p.). Note: Links to the abstract and the full text of the paper available at:

crr.bc.edu/working-papers/how-much-longer-do-people-need-to-work/

B. “The Challenge of Pension Reform in Georgia: Non-Contributory Pensions and Elderly Poverty,” by Tamila Nutsubidze and Khatuna Nutsubidze (WP No. 2015-18, July 2015, .pdf format, 29p.). Note: Links to the abstract and the full text of the paper available at:

crr.bc.edu/working-papers/the-challenge-of-pension-reform-in-georgia-non-contributory-pensions-and-elderly-poverty/

C. “The Transition from Defined Benefit to Defined Contribution Pensions: Does It Influence Elderly Poverty?” by Natalia S. Orlova, Matthew S. Rutledge and April Yanyuan Wu (WP No. 2015-17, July 2015, .pdf format, 30p.). Note: Links to the abstract and the full text of the paper available at:

crr.bc.edu/working-papers/the-transition-from-defined-benefit-to-defined-contribution-pensions-does-it-influence-elderly-poverty/

D. “Will the Average Retirement Age Continue to Increase?” by Matthew S. Rutledge, Christopher M. Gillis and Anthony Webb (WP No. 2015-16, July 2015, .pdf format, 38p.). Note: Links to the abstract and the full text of the paper available at:

crr.bc.edu/working-papers/will-the-average-retirement-age-continue-to-increase/

E. “The Role of Occupations in Differentiating Health Trajectories in Later Life,” by Michal Engelman and Heide Jackson (WP No. 2015-15, July 2015, .pdf format, 64p.). Note: Links to the abstract and the full text of the paper available at:

crr.bc.edu/working-papers/the-role-of-occupations-in-differentiating-health-trajectories-in-later-life/

F. “The Relationship Between Automatic Enrollment and DC Plan Contributions: Evidence from a National Survey of Older Workers,” by Barbara A. Butrica and Nadia S. Karamcheva (WP No. 2015-14, July 2015, .pdf format, 33p.). Note: Links to the abstract and the full text of the paper available at:

crr.bc.edu/working-papers/the-relationship-between-automatic-enrollment-and-dc-plan-contributions-evidence-from-a-national-survey-of-older-workers/

July 27, 2015

CAAR – Work Foundation [Lancaster University, UK] Report – July 27, 2015

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Living long, working well: Supporting older workers with health conditions to remain active at work,” by Tyna Taskila, Victoria Shreeve, Mariarossella Laghini, and Stephen Bevan (July 2015, .pdf format, 33p.).

www.theworkfoundation.com/Reports/386/Living-long-working-well

July 22, 2015

CAAR – Program on the Global Demography of Aging [Harvard University] Working Paper – July 22, 2015

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Education, Gender, and State-Level Gradients in the Health of Older Indians: Evidence from Biomarker Data,” by Jinkook Lee, Mark E. McGovern, David E. Bloom, P. Arokiasamy, Arun Risbud, Jennifer O’Brien, Varsha Kale, and Peifeng Hu (PDGA Working Paper No. 121, February 2015, .pdf format, 32p.).

Abstract:

This paper examines health disparities in biomarkers among a representative sample of Indians aged 45 and older, using data from the pilot round of the Longitudinal Aging Study in India (LASI). Hemoglobin level, a marker for anemia, is lower for respondents with no schooling (0.7 g/dL less in the adjusted model) compared to those with some formal education. There are also substantial state and education gradients in underweight and overweight. The oldest old have higher levels of C-reactive protein (CRP) (1.1 mg/L greater than those aged 45-54), an indicator of inflammation and a risk factor for ardiovascular disease, as do those with greater body-mass index (an additional 1.2 mg/L for those who are obese compared to those who are of normal weight). We nd no evidence of educational or gender di erences in CRP, but respondents living in rural areas have CRP levels that are 0.8 mg/L lower than urban areas. We also find state-level disparities, with Kerala residents exhibiting the lowest CRP levels (1.96 mg/L compared to 3.28 mg/L in Rajasthan, the state with the highest CRP). We use the Blinder-Oaxaca decomposition approach to explain group-level differences, and find that state-level gradients in CRP are mainly due to heterogeneity in the association of the observed characteristics of respondents with CRP, as opposed to di erences in the distribution of endowments across the sampled state populations.

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CAAR – UK National Audit Office Report – July 22, 2015

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Care Quality Commission,” (July 2015, .pdf format, 54p.).

www.nao.org.uk/report/capacity-and-capability-to-regulate-the-quality-and-safety-of-health-and-adult-social-care/

July 14, 2015

CAAR – National Bureau of Economic Research Working Papers – July 14, 2015

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A. “Does Retirement Improve Health and Life Satisfaction?” by Aspen Gorry, Devon Gorry, and Sita Slavov (w21326, July 2015, .pdf format, 23p.).

www.nber.org/papers/w21326

B. “The Long-Term Consequences of Vietnam-Era Conscription and Genotype on Smoking Behavior and Health,” by Lauren Schmitz and Dalton Conley (w21348, July 2015, .pdf format, 43p.).

www.nber.org/papers/w21348

June 30, 2015

CAAR – World Bank Report – June 30, 2015

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Golden aging : prospects for healthy, active, and prosperous aging in Europe and Central Asia,” by Mauizio Bussolo, Johannes Koettl-Brodmann, and Emily Sinnott (Report No. 97714, June 2015, .pdf and ASCII text format, 363p.).

documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2015/06/24707415/golden-aging-prospects-healthy-active-prosperous-aging-europe-central-asia

June 25, 2015

CAAR – Population Reference Bureau Periodical – June 25, 2015

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Today’s Research on Aging (No. 31, June 2015, .pdf format, 7p.). The title article is “Research on Health and Well-Being Aims to Improve Quality of Life in Later Years,” by Paola Scommegna.

www.prb.org/Publications/Reports/2015/todays-research-aging-wellbeing.aspx

June 17, 2015

CAAR – United Health Foundation Report – June 17, 2015

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America’s Health Rankings Senior Report: A Call to Action for Individuals & Their Communities,” (May 2015, .pdf and HTML format, 138p.).

www.americashealthrankings.org/senior

June 8, 2015

CAAR – Tables of Contents – June 8, 2015

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American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry (Vol. 23, No. 7, July 2015).

www.ajgponline.org/current

Health Affairs (Vol. 34, No. 6, June 2015).

content.healthaffairs.org/content/34/6?etoc

Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease (Vol. 46, No. 2, 2015).

content.iospress.com/journals/journal-of-alzheimers-disease/46/2

Journal of Pension Economics and Finance (Vol. 14, No. 3, July 2015).

journals.cambridge.org/action/displayIssue?decade=2010&jid=PEF&volumeId=14&issueId=03&iid=9756212

May 12, 2015

CAAR – Center for Health Policy Center [University of California-Los Angeles] Report – May 12, 2015

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Health and Health Behaviors of Japanese Americans in California: A Sign of Things to Come for Aging Americans?” by Ying-Ying Meng, Tamanna Rahman, Melissa Pickett, and Ninez A. Ponce (April 2015, .pdf format, 32p.).

healthpolicy.ucla.edu/publications/search/pages/detail.aspx?PubID=1385

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