Affiliation: University of Michigan
- Consistency and precision of cancer reporting in a multiwave national panel surveyAnna Zajacova
Department of Sociology, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY, USA
Popul Health Metr 8:20. 2010..abstract:..
- The economic value of improving the health of disadvantaged AmericansRobert F Schoeni
Institute of Social Research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109, USA
Am J Prev Med 40:S67-72. 2011..Higher educational attainment is associated with better health status and longer life...
- Persistent and growing socioeconomic disparities in disability among the elderly: 1982-2002Robert F Schoeni
Institute for Social Research, Ford School of Public Policy, and Department of Economics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 48104, USA
Am J Public Health 95:2065-70. 2005..We sought to determine whether socioeconomic and racial/ethnic disparities in prevalence of disability over age 70 have widened or narrowed during the past 2 decades...
- Trends in old-age functioning and disability in Japan, 1993-2002Robert F Schoeni
Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 48109, USA
Popul Stud (Camb) 60:39-53. 2006..1 million more disabled elderly in 2002. The reductions were experienced broadly across socio-demographic and economic groups. Increases in education across cohorts are associated with the declines in disability...
- Why is late-life disability declining?Robert F Schoeni
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
Milbank Q 86:47-89. 2008..Late-life disability has been declining in the United States since the 1980s. This study provides the first comprehensive investigation into the reasons for this trend...
- Examining the association between childhood asthma and parent and grandparent asthma status: implications for practiceMelissa A Valerio
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 48109, USA
Clin Pediatr (Phila) 49:535-41. 2010..Findings support the collection of family history, including grandparent asthma status...
- Introduction to the special issue on the scientific assessment of biomeasures in the Panel Study of Income DynamicsNarayan Sastry
Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104, USA
Biodemography Soc Biol 55:113-7. 2009..The final two articles address a pair of overarching issues: one provides international comparisons and perspectives and the other discusses ethical and legal concerns...
- Grandparental and parental obesity influences on childhood overweight: implications for primary care practiceMatthew M Davis
Child Health Evaluation and Research Unit, Division of General Pediatrics, and the Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 5456, USA
J Am Board Fam Med 21:549-54. 2008....
- Neighborhoods and disability in later lifeVicki A Freedman
Department of Health Systems and Policy, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey School of Public Health, 335 George Street, Suite 2200, New Brunswick, NJ 08903, USA
Soc Sci Med 66:2253-67. 2008....
- Declines in late-life disability: the role of early- and mid-life factorsVicki A Freedman
School of Public Health, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ 08903, USA
Soc Sci Med 66:1588-602. 2008..We conclude that early- and mid-life factors have contributed along with late-life factors to U.S. late-life disability trends mainly through their influence on the onset of, rather than recovery from, limitations...
- Chronic conditions and the decline in late-life disabilityVicki A Freedman
Department of Health Systems and Policy, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey School of Public Health, 335 George Street Suite 2200, New Brunswick, NJ 08903, USA
Demography 44:459-77. 2007..We discuss these findings in light of improvements in treatments and changes in the environments of older adults...
- Feeling better? Trends in general health statusLinda G Martin
Institute of Medicine, 500 Fifth Street NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA
J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 62:S11-21. 2007..been mirrored in changes in self-reported general health status? Are general health status trends similar for younger and older Americans? Have changes in general health status been uniform across demographic and socioeconomic groups?..
- Resolving inconsistencies in trends in old-age disability: report from a technical working groupVicki A Freedman
Polisher Research Institute, Madlyn and Leonard Abramson Center for Jewish Life, North Wales, PA 19454, USA
Demography 41:417-41. 2004..The implications of the findings for policy, national survey efforts, and further research are discussed...
- Recent trends in disability and functioning among older adults in the United States: a systematic reviewVicki A Freedman
Polisher Research Institute, Madlyn and Leonard Abramson Center for Jewish Life, 1425 Horsham Rd, North Wales, PA 19454, USA
JAMA 288:3137-46. 2002..Several well-publicized recent studies have suggested that disability among older Americans has declined in the last decade...
- Upstream solutions: does the supplemental security income program reduce disability in the elderly?Pamela Herd
University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706, USA
Milbank Q 86:5-45. 2008..Income support policies are one promising avenue to improve population health. This study examines whether the federal cash transfer program to poor elderly, the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program, affects old-age disability...
- The fraction of disability caused at workRobert T Reville
RAND Corporation, USA
Soc Secur Bull 65:31-7. 2003..The results point toward the need for initiatives to reduce disability that focus on work-related causes, which are a common pathway to disability, and that may result in substantial savings in federal programs...
- Widow(er) poverty and out-of-pocket medical expenditures near the end of lifeKathleen McGarry
University of California, Los Angeles, USA
J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 60:S160-8. 2005..This study investigates the gap in poverty, income, and wealth between these groups. Focus is placed on the role played by out-of-pocket medical expenditures spent on dying spouses...
- Welfare work requirements and child well-being: evidence from the effects on breast-feedingSteven J Haider
Department of Economics, Michigan State University, 101 Marshall Hall, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
Demography 40:479-97. 2003..5% higher in 2000. Such negative consequences of these policies must be weighed against potential benefits as states refine their welfare programs...