KENNETH FERRARO

Summary

Affiliation: Purdue University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Measuring morbidity: disease counts, binary variables, and statistical power
    K F Ferraro
    Department of Sociology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907 1365, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 55:S173-89. 2000
  2. pmc The time of our lives: recognizing the contributions of Mannheim, Neugarten, and Riley to the study of aging
    Kenneth F Ferraro
    Address correspondence to Kenneth F Ferraro, Center on Aging and the Life Course, Purdue University, Hanley Hall, 1202W State Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907 2055 E mail
    Gerontologist 54:127-33. 2014
  3. pmc Aging and cumulative inequality: how does inequality get under the skin?
    Kenneth F Ferraro
    Center on Aging and the Life Course, Purdue University, Young Hall, West Lafayette, IN 47907 2108, USA
    Gerontologist 49:333-43. 2009
  4. pmc Black and white chains of risk for hospitalization over 20 years
    Kenneth F Ferraro
    Center on Aging and the Life Course, Department of Sociology, Purdue University, Stone Hall, 700 West State Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907 2059, USA
    J Health Soc Behav 49:193-207. 2008
  5. pmc The color of hospitalization over the adult life course: cumulative disadvantage in black and white?
    Kenneth F Ferraro
    Center on Aging and the Life Course, Department of Sociology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907 2108, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 61:S299-306. 2006
  6. pmc Psychological distress and mortality: are women more vulnerable?
    Kenneth F Ferraro
    Center on Aging and the Life Course, Department of Sociology, Purdue University, 700 W State St, West Lafayette, IN 47907 2059, USA
    J Health Soc Behav 47:227-41. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Financial strain, social relations, and psychological distress among older people: a cross-cultural analysis
    K F Ferraro
    Department of Sociology and Gerontology Program, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 54:S3-15. 1999
  8. ncbi request reprint A half century of longitudinal methods in social gerontology: evidence of change in the journal
    Kenneth F Ferraro
    Department of Sociology and Gerontology Program, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907 2059, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 58:S264-70. 2003
  9. pmc The life course of severe obesity: does childhood overweight matter?
    Kenneth F Ferraro
    Department of Sociology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana 49707 2059, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 58:S110-9. 2003
  10. pmc Physician evaluation of obesity in health surveys: "who are you calling fat?"
    Kenneth F Ferraro
    Purdue University, Sociology, Stone Hall, West Lafayette, IN 47907 1365, USA
    Soc Sci Med 55:1401-13. 2002

Research Grants

Detail Information

Publications26

  1. ncbi request reprint Measuring morbidity: disease counts, binary variables, and statistical power
    K F Ferraro
    Department of Sociology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907 1365, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 55:S173-89. 2000
    ..In particular, the analysis seeks to determine if statistical power is adequate for the binary variable approach...
  2. pmc The time of our lives: recognizing the contributions of Mannheim, Neugarten, and Riley to the study of aging
    Kenneth F Ferraro
    Address correspondence to Kenneth F Ferraro, Center on Aging and the Life Course, Purdue University, Hanley Hall, 1202W State Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907 2055 E mail
    Gerontologist 54:127-33. 2014
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  3. pmc Aging and cumulative inequality: how does inequality get under the skin?
    Kenneth F Ferraro
    Center on Aging and the Life Course, Purdue University, Young Hall, West Lafayette, IN 47907 2108, USA
    Gerontologist 49:333-43. 2009
    ..This article draws from cumulative disadvantage and life course theories to develop a new theory for the social scientific study of aging...
  4. pmc Black and white chains of risk for hospitalization over 20 years
    Kenneth F Ferraro
    Center on Aging and the Life Course, Department of Sociology, Purdue University, Stone Hall, 700 West State Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907 2059, USA
    J Health Soc Behav 49:193-207. 2008
    ..The findings suggest that the racial disparities in hospital length of stay and mortality are explained by the cumulative effects of social and health inequalities over the life course...
  5. pmc The color of hospitalization over the adult life course: cumulative disadvantage in black and white?
    Kenneth F Ferraro
    Center on Aging and the Life Course, Department of Sociology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907 2108, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 61:S299-306. 2006
    ..Drawing from cumulative disadvantage theory, this research addresses the following questions: Do hospital admission and discharge rates differ for White and Black adults? If yes, do the differences amplify in later life?..
  6. pmc Psychological distress and mortality: are women more vulnerable?
    Kenneth F Ferraro
    Center on Aging and the Life Course, Department of Sociology, Purdue University, 700 W State St, West Lafayette, IN 47907 2059, USA
    J Health Soc Behav 47:227-41. 2006
    ..Men with high levels of psychological distress were more vulnerable to ischemic heart disease mortality. Women with high levels of distress were more vulnerable to cancer mortality...
  7. ncbi request reprint Financial strain, social relations, and psychological distress among older people: a cross-cultural analysis
    K F Ferraro
    Department of Sociology and Gerontology Program, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 54:S3-15. 1999
    ..This article examines how financial strain and social relations may independently and jointly influence psychological distress among older people in four nations...
  8. ncbi request reprint A half century of longitudinal methods in social gerontology: evidence of change in the journal
    Kenneth F Ferraro
    Department of Sociology and Gerontology Program, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907 2059, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 58:S264-70. 2003
    ..With a focus on the use of longitudinal data, this study reviews trends in the quantitative analysis of social science data on aging during the past half century...
  9. pmc The life course of severe obesity: does childhood overweight matter?
    Kenneth F Ferraro
    Department of Sociology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana 49707 2059, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 58:S110-9. 2003
    ..A life course perspective is used to examine the epidemiology of severe obesity in adulthood, defined as a body mass index > or = 35 kg/m(2)...
  10. pmc Physician evaluation of obesity in health surveys: "who are you calling fat?"
    Kenneth F Ferraro
    Purdue University, Sociology, Stone Hall, West Lafayette, IN 47907 1365, USA
    Soc Sci Med 55:1401-13. 2002
    ..The findings suggest that the cluster of status characteristics is important to physicians during medical evaluations...
  11. ncbi request reprint Self-rated health and mortality among black and white adults: examining the dynamic evaluation thesis
    K F Ferraro
    Department of Sociology and Gerontology Program, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 56:S195-205. 2001
    ..Although self-ratings of health may be dynamic perceptions of health, relatively few studies have systematically examined this possibility...
  12. pmc Body mass index and disability in adulthood: a 20-year panel study
    Kenneth F Ferraro
    Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind 47907 1365, USA
    Am J Public Health 92:834-40. 2002
    ..This study examined whether body mass index (BMI) or change in BMI raises the risk of disability in adulthood...
  13. pmc Physician-evaluated and self-reported morbidity for predicting disability
    K F Ferraro
    Department of Sociology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind 47907 1365, USA
    Am J Public Health 90:103-8. 2000
    ..This study compared the predictive validity of physician-evaluated morbidity and self-reported morbidity on disability among adults...
  14. ncbi request reprint Age, body mass index, and functional illness
    K F Ferraro
    Department of Sociology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 54:S339-48. 1999
    ..This study examines the relationship between body mass index (BMI) and selected measures of functional illness and whether the relationship between BMI and these outcomes is stronger in advanced ages...
  15. pmc Obesity and hospitalization over the adult life course: does duration of exposure increase use?
    Markus H Schafer
    Center on Aging and the Life Course, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907 2108, USA
    J Health Soc Behav 48:434-49. 2007
    ..The findings highlight the utility of measures of the duration of risk exposure for both life-course studies of health and tests of cumulative-disadvantage theory...
  16. pmc Long-term obesity and avoidable hospitalization among younger, middle-aged, and older adults
    Markus H Schafer
    Center on Aging and the Life Course, Purdue University, 302 Wood Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907 2018, USA
    Arch Intern Med 167:2220-5. 2007
    ..We examined whether obesity, particularly long-term obesity, is associated with risk for and frequency of avoidable hospital stays...
  17. ncbi request reprint Assistive device use as a dynamic acquisition process in later life
    Karis A Pressler
    Center on Aging and the Life Course, Purdue University, Ernest C Young Hall, 155 South Grant Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907 2114, USA
    Gerontologist 50:371-81. 2010
    ..This study identifies risk factors, including incident disability, for the use of assistive devices (ADs) among older people...
  18. ncbi request reprint Neighborhood residential segregation and physical health among Hispanic Americans: good, bad, or benign?
    Min Ah Lee
    Purdue University, USA
    J Health Soc Behav 48:131-48. 2007
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  19. pmc Reports of abusive experiences during childhood and adult health ratings: personal control as a pathway?
    Shalon M Irving
    Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907 1365, USA
    J Aging Health 18:458-85. 2006
    ..This study examines the relationship between reports of childhood abuse and self-rated health in adulthood, and the potential of personal control to serve as a mediator...
  20. ncbi request reprint A 3-D model of health decline: disease, disability, and depression among Black and White older adults
    Jessica A Kelley-Moore
    University of Maryland, Baltimore County, MD 21250, USA
    J Health Soc Behav 46:376-91. 2005
    ..The effect of widowhood is more deleterious to the health of Black older adults than for their White counterparts...
  21. ncbi request reprint Are racial disparities in health conditional on socioeconomic status?
    Melissa M Farmer
    VA Center for the Study of Healthcare Provider Behavior, VA Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Sepulveda Ambulatory and Nursing Home Center, Sepulveda, CA 91343, USA
    Soc Sci Med 60:191-204. 2005
    ..Overall, the findings provide evidence for the continuing significance of both race and SES in determining health status over time...
  22. ncbi request reprint The black/white disability gap: persistent inequality in later life?
    Jessica A Kelley-Moore
    Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD 21250, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 59:S34-43. 2004
    ..The present research identifies several reasons for the inconsistent results to date and examines Black/White differences in disability trajectories over 6 years...
  23. ncbi request reprint Imagining the disciplinary advancement of gerontology: Whither the tipping point?
    Kenneth F Ferraro
    Gerontologist 46:571-3. 2006
  24. ncbi request reprint Gerontology's greatest hits
    Kenneth F Ferraro
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 63:S3-6. 2008
  25. ncbi request reprint Is gerontology inclusive?
    Kenneth F Ferraro
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 61:S3. 2006
  26. ncbi request reprint Is gerontology interdisciplinary?
    Kenneth F Ferraro
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 62:S2. 2007

Research Grants11

  1. Enduring Effects of Early Adversity on Adult Health?
    KENNETH FERRARO; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..As healthcare policymakers continue to search for affordable cost- containment strategies, it is becoming increasingly important to understand adult health and illness in a life course perspective. ..
  2. INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH ON LIFE COURSE INEQUALITY
    KENNETH FERRARO; Fiscal Year: 2005
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  3. AGING AND HEALTH TRAJECTORIES AMONG BLACK & WHITE ADULTS
    KENNETH FERRARO; Fiscal Year: 2003
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  4. AGING AND HEALTH STATUS AMONG BLACK AND WHITE ADULTS
    KENNETH FERRARO; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..These surveys provide the scientific community with hitherto unavailable information for understanding health trajectories in adulthood and later life among Black and White persons. ..
  5. Enduring Effects of Early Adversity on Adult Health?
    Kenneth F Ferraro; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..As healthcare policymakers continue to search for affordable cost- containment strategies, it is becoming increasingly important to understand adult health and illness in a life course perspective. ..