CENTER FOR DEMOGRAPHY OF HEALTH AND AGING

Summary

Principal Investigator: ALBERTO B PALLONI
Abstract: DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This is a proposal for continuing support of the Center for Demography of Health and Aging at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The overall goal of the Center for Demography of Health and Aging is to sustain and improve a major research and training program in the demography of health and aging. The institutional architecture of CDHA is designed to create links between social demography and biomedical and epidemiological research on health and aging. Major themes of ongoing and developmental research activities within CDHA include (1) Early and Mid-Life Determinants of Late-Life Health and Well-Being;(2) Race, Ethnicity and Socioeconomic Status;(3) Demography of Aging;(4) Trends in Chronic Disease and Disability, and Burden of Illness;and (5) Health, Work and Retirement. During its first decade, CDHA has grown from 39 to 63 faculty members;has successfully turned pilot projects into grants;has grown from about $3.3 million to $74 million in NIA support;has created unique data resources and a secure data enclave;and has substantially expanded training activities. CDHA coexists with the Center for Demography and Ecology and thus shares and extends a well-developed research infrastructure in administration, computing, print library, data library, and GIS facilities. CDHA's administrative core (A) will provide leadership and administrative support for the Center. The program development core (B) will support faculty, staff, and research assistants engaged in innovative pilot research projects that are likely to lead to major NIA support. The external innovative network core (C) will continue a popular, networked current awareness service for research in the demography of aging and support regular workshops, conferences, and visits. The external research resources core (D) will support user-friendly provision of large-scale public data resources in the demography of health and aging. The statistical data enclave core (E) will continue to develop facilities for the analysis of sensitive data under secure conditions.
Funding Period: 1999-08-15 - 2014-06-30
more information: NIH RePORT

Top Publications

  1. ncbi Reproducing inequalities: luck, wallets, and the enduring effects of childhood health
    Alberto Palloni
    Center for Demography and Ecology, University of Wisconsin Madison, 1180 Observatory Drive 53706, USA
    Demography 43:587-615. 2006
  2. ncbi Psychological well-being in retirement: the effects of personal and gendered contextual resources
    Bettina Kubicek
    Department of Economic Psychology, Educational Psychology and Evaluation, University of Vienna, Australia
    J Occup Health Psychol 16:230-46. 2011
  3. pmc Adolescent IQ and survival in the Wisconsin longitudinal study
    ROBERT M HAUSER
    Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council, Washington, DC, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 66:i91-101. 2011
  4. pmc Using anchoring vignettes to assess group differences in general self-rated health
    Hanna Grol-Prokopczyk
    University of Wisconsin Madison, Department of Sociology, Madison, WI 53706, USA
    J Health Soc Behav 52:246-61. 2011
  5. pmc Poor prepregnancy and antepartum mental health predicts postpartum mental health problems among US women: a nationally representative population-based study
    Whitney P Witt
    Department of Population Health Sciences, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA
    Womens Health Issues 21:304-13. 2011
  6. pmc Infant mortality, season of birth and the health of older Puerto Rican adults
    Mary McEniry
    University of Wisconsin, Center for Demography and Ecology, Department of Sociology, 4412 Sewell Social Sciences Building, Madison, WI 53706, USA
    Soc Sci Med 72:1004-15. 2011
  7. pmc Precarious employment, bad jobs, labor unions, and early retirement
    James M Raymo
    Department of Sociology, University of Wisconsin, 1180 Observatory Dr, Madison, WI 53706, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 66:249-59. 2011
  8. pmc Does the perception that stress affects health matter? The association with health and mortality
    Abiola Keller
    Department of Population Health Sciences, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI 53726, USA
    Health Psychol 31:677-84. 2012
  9. pmc Local-area age structure and population composition: implications for elderly health in Japan
    Eric M Vogelsang
    University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA
    J Aging Health 26:155-77. 2014
  10. pmc Professional women's well-being: the role of discrimination and occupational characteristics
    Torsheika Maddox
    a Sociology Department, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, USA
    Women Health 53:706-29. 2013

Research Grants

  1. UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON CENTER FOR AIDS RESEARCH
    King K Holmes; Fiscal Year: 2013
  2. STUDIES OF JOINT AGING AND OSTEOARTHRITIS
    Martin K Lotz; Fiscal Year: 2013
  3. MICHIGAN CENTER ON THE DEMOGRAPHY OF AGING
    John Bound; Fiscal Year: 2013
  4. CENTER ON DEMOGRAPHY AND ECONOMICS OF AGING (COA)
    Linda J Waite; Fiscal Year: 2013
  5. NBER CENTER FOR AGING AND HEALTH RESEARCH
    DAVID A WISE; Fiscal Year: 2013

Detail Information

Publications40

  1. ncbi Reproducing inequalities: luck, wallets, and the enduring effects of childhood health
    Alberto Palloni
    Center for Demography and Ecology, University of Wisconsin Madison, 1180 Observatory Drive 53706, USA
    Demography 43:587-615. 2006
    ..It is very likely that the evidence presented in this article grossly underplays the importance of early childhood health for adult socioeconomic achievement...
  2. ncbi Psychological well-being in retirement: the effects of personal and gendered contextual resources
    Bettina Kubicek
    Department of Economic Psychology, Educational Psychology and Evaluation, University of Vienna, Australia
    J Occup Health Psychol 16:230-46. 2011
    ..Thus, the study underscores the importance of considering gendered resources in retirement research...
  3. pmc Adolescent IQ and survival in the Wisconsin longitudinal study
    ROBERT M HAUSER
    Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council, Washington, DC, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 66:i91-101. 2011
    ..This study attempts to explain the ubiquitous positive correlation between cognitive ability (IQ) and survival...
  4. pmc Using anchoring vignettes to assess group differences in general self-rated health
    Hanna Grol-Prokopczyk
    University of Wisconsin Madison, Department of Sociology, Madison, WI 53706, USA
    J Health Soc Behav 52:246-61. 2011
    ..Anchoring vignettes appear a promising tool for improving intergroup comparability of SRH...
  5. pmc Poor prepregnancy and antepartum mental health predicts postpartum mental health problems among US women: a nationally representative population-based study
    Whitney P Witt
    Department of Population Health Sciences, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA
    Womens Health Issues 21:304-13. 2011
    ..Taking a life course perspective, we determined the potential risk factors for postpartum mental health problems, with a particular focus on the role of mental health before and during pregnancy...
  6. pmc Infant mortality, season of birth and the health of older Puerto Rican adults
    Mary McEniry
    University of Wisconsin, Center for Demography and Ecology, Department of Sociology, 4412 Sewell Social Sciences Building, Madison, WI 53706, USA
    Soc Sci Med 72:1004-15. 2011
    ..It will be important to test the validity of these findings in other similar populations in the developing world...
  7. pmc Precarious employment, bad jobs, labor unions, and early retirement
    James M Raymo
    Department of Sociology, University of Wisconsin, 1180 Observatory Dr, Madison, WI 53706, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 66:249-59. 2011
    ..We examined the extent to which involuntary job loss, exposure to "bad jobs," and labor union membership across the life course are associated with the risk of early retirement...
  8. pmc Does the perception that stress affects health matter? The association with health and mortality
    Abiola Keller
    Department of Population Health Sciences, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI 53726, USA
    Health Psychol 31:677-84. 2012
    ..This study sought to examine the relationship among the amount of stress, the perception that stress affects health, and health and mortality outcomes in a nationally representative sample of U.S. adults...
  9. pmc Local-area age structure and population composition: implications for elderly health in Japan
    Eric M Vogelsang
    University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA
    J Aging Health 26:155-77. 2014
    ..This study examines relationships between local-area age structure and health at older ages...
  10. pmc Professional women's well-being: the role of discrimination and occupational characteristics
    Torsheika Maddox
    a Sociology Department, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, USA
    Women Health 53:706-29. 2013
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  11. pmc Medically complex home care and caregiver strain
    Sara M Moorman
    Department of Sociology, Boston College, 140 Commonwealth Avenue, 426 McGuinn Hall, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467, USA
    Gerontologist 53:407-17. 2013
    ..e., nursing vs. personal care) contributes to variation in caregivers' strain and (b) whether the level of complexity of nursing tasks contributes to variation in strain among caregivers providing help with such tasks...
  12. pmc Former stepparents' contact with their stepchildren after midlife
    Claire M Noël-Miller
    Center for Demography of Health and Aging CDHA, University of Wisconsin Madison, 1180 Observatory Drive, Madison, WI 53706, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 68:409-19. 2013
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  13. pmc Estimation of covariate effects with current status data and differential mortality
    Alberto Palloni
    Center for Demography and Ecology, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI 53706 1393, USA
    Demography 50:521-44. 2013
    ..We find that the proposed adjustment procedure considerably reduces the bias arising from differential mortality...
  14. pmc Older adults under a mixed regime of infectious and chronic diseases
    Rafael Samper-Ternent
    Sealy Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 0177, USA
    Salud Publica Mex 54:487-95. 2012
    ..Analyze the impact of a mixed regime of infectious and chronic conditions among older adults in Mexico on their health progression...
  15. pmc Perceived social position and health: Is there a reciprocal relationship?
    Dana Garbarski
    University of Wisconsin Madison, Sociology, 1180 Observatory Drive, Room 8128, Madison, WI 53706, USA
    Soc Sci Med 70:692-9. 2010
    ..Future research should interrogate the relationship between perceived social position and health rather than assume the direction of causality in their relationship...
  16. ncbi Effect of early conditions on disability among the elderly in Latin America and the Caribbean
    Malena Monteverde
    Center for Demography and Ecology, University of Wisconsin Madison, USA
    Popul Stud (Camb) 63:21-35. 2009
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  17. pmc Early life exposure to poor nutrition and infectious diseases and its effects on the health of older Puerto Rican adults
    Mary McEniry
    Center for Demography and Ecology, University of Wisconsin Madison, Sewell Social Science Building, 1180 Observatory Drive, Madison, WI 53706, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 63:S337-48. 2008
    ....
  18. ncbi Aging and health status of elderly in Latin America and the Caribbean: preliminary findings
    Alberto Palloni
    Center for Demography and Ecology, 4434 Social Science Building, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI 53706, USA
    J Cross Cult Gerontol 22:263-85. 2007
    ..It is important that new policy initiatives begin to seriously target the region's elderly, especially with an emphasis on the prevention and treatment of diabetes and obesity...
  19. ncbi The long-term effects of poor childhood health: an assessment and application of retrospective reports
    Steven A Haas
    Center for Population Dynamics, School of Social and Family Dynamics, Arizona State University, P O Box 873701, Tempe, AZ 85287 3701, USA
    Demography 44:113-35. 2007
    ..These associations are independent of childhood and current socioeconomic position and health-related risk behaviors...
  20. ncbi Health selection and the process of social stratification: the effect of childhood health on socioeconomic attainment
    Steven A Haas
    School of Social and Family Dynamics, Center for Population Dynamics, Arizona State University, PO Box 4802, Tempe, AZ 85287, USA
    J Health Soc Behav 47:339-54. 2006
    ..The results further show that socioeconomic health gradients are best understood as being embedded within larger processes of social stratification...
  21. pmc Estimating diabetes and diabetes-free life expectancy in Mexico and seven major cities in Latin America and the Caribbean
    Flavia Andrade
    Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Illinois 61820, United States of America
    Rev Panam Salud Publica 26:9-16. 2009
    ..To estimate diabetes and diabetes-free life expectancy in seven major cities in Latin America and the Caribbean, plus Mexico as a whole...
  22. pmc Early childhood health, reproduction of economic inequalities and the persistence of health and mortality differentials
    Alberto Palloni
    Northwestern University, USA
    Soc Sci Med 68:1574-82. 2009
    ..These findings enrich current explanations of SES inequalities and of adult health and mortality disparities...
  23. pmc The prevalence and determinants of antepartum mental health problems among women in the USA: a nationally representative population-based study
    Whitney P Witt
    Department of Population Health Sciences, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin, 610 North Walnut Street, Office 503, Madison, WI 53726, USA
    Arch Womens Ment Health 13:425-37. 2010
    ..Understanding these risk factors is critical to improve the long-term health of women and their children...
  24. pmc Early life exposures and the occurrence and timing of heart disease among the older adult Puerto Rican population
    Mry McEnry
    Center for Demography and Ecology and Center for Demography of Health and Aging, University of Wisconsin, 4412 Sewell Social Science Building, 1180 Observatory Drive, Madison, WI 53706
    Demography 47:23-43. 2010
    ..We show, however, that while exposure is associated with the probability of ever experiencing adult heart disease, it is not associated with the timing of onset among those who do experience it...
  25. pmc Aging in rural Japan--limitations in the current social care policy
    Kimiko Tanaka
    Department of Sociology and Anthropology, College of Liberal Arts, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York 14623, USA
    J Aging Soc Policy 22:394-406. 2010
    ..It also illustrates the need for future studies to develop better social care policies for increasing numbers of single caregivers and single elders...
  26. ncbi Education and health in late-life among high school graduates: Cognitive versus psychological aspects of human capital
    Pamela Herd
    University of Wisconsin, Madison, 53706, USA
    J Health Soc Behav 51:478-96. 2010
    ..It is not just higher educational attainment; academic performance is strongly linked to health in later life...
  27. pmc Obesity and excess mortality among the elderly in the United States and Mexico
    Malena Monteverde
    CONICET National Council of Scientific and Technical Research, Argentina
    Demography 47:79-96. 2010
    ..S. elderly, the relative risk of dying conditional on experiencing these diseases is higher in Mexico...
  28. pmc Social integration and healthy aging in Japan: how gender and rurality matter
    Kimiko Tanaka
    Center for Demography and Ecology, University of Wisconsin Madison, 1180 Observatory Drive, Madison, WI, 53706 1320, USA
    J Cross Cult Gerontol 25:199-216. 2010
    ..Suggestions are made on how future research on longevity in Japan, the world's most longevous nation, can explore the links among social integration, place, gender, and the postponement of mortality...
  29. ncbi The interplay between child and maternal health: reciprocal relationships and cumulative disadvantage during childhood and adolescence
    Dana Garbarski
    1University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI, USA
    J Health Soc Behav 55:91-106. 2014
    ..This study examines how the interplay between child and maternal health unfolds over time and describes how these interdependent statuses jointly experience health disadvantages. ..

Research Grants30

  1. UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON CENTER FOR AIDS RESEARCH
    King K Holmes; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The CFAR will support and provide added value for future local, national and international HIV/AIDS research priorities. ..
  2. STUDIES OF JOINT AGING AND OSTEOARTHRITIS
    Martin K Lotz; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Sah) will analyze biomechanical mechanisms of early and advanced cartilage degeneration and determine consequences for chondrocyte function and survival. ..
  3. MICHIGAN CENTER ON THE DEMOGRAPHY OF AGING
    John Bound; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Under Core F, we propose to continue in our role as Coordinating Center for the P30 demography centers program. ..
  4. CENTER ON DEMOGRAPHY AND ECONOMICS OF AGING (COA)
    Linda J Waite; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ....
  5. NBER CENTER FOR AGING AND HEALTH RESEARCH
    DAVID A WISE; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Understanding the complexities of this situation and the relationships between demographics, policy, behavior, economics, and health is the substantive aim of the Center. ..