Health at Older Ages: The Causes and Consequences of Declining Disability among the Elderly

David M. Cutler and David A. Wise, editors

Conference held October 8-11, 2004
Published in January 2009 by University of Chicago Press
© 2008 by the National Bureau of Economic Research

NBER Program(s):AG, HC, HE

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494 pages
ISBN: 0-226-13231-5

Table of Contents

Front matter, preface, table of contents: David M. Cutler, David A. Wise (p. -12 - 0) (bibliographic info) (download)
Introduction: David M. Cutler, David A. Wise, Richard G. Woodbury (p. 1 - 18) (bibliographic info) (download)
1. The Health of Older Men in the Past: Dora L. Costa (p. 21 - 54) (bibliographic info) (download)
2. Arthritis: Changes in Its Prevalence during the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries: Paula Canavese, Robert W. Fogel (p. 55 - 74) (bibliographic info) (download)
3. Socioeconomic and Demographic Disparties in Trends in Old-Age Disability: Robert F. Schoeni, Vicki A. Freedman, Linda G. Martin (p. 75 - 102) (bibliographic info) (download)
4. Pathways to Disability: Predicting Health Trajectories: Florian Heiss, Axel Börsch-Supan, Michael Hurd, David A. Wise (p. 105 - 150) (bibliographic info) (download)
5. Clinical Pathways to Disability: Mary Beth Landrum, Kate A. Stewart, David M. Cutler (p. 151 - 187) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
6. Intensive Medical Care and Cardiovascular Disease Disability Reductions: David M. Cutler, Mary Beth Landrum, Kate A. Stewart (p. 191 - 222) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
7. Are Baby Boomers Aging Better Than Their Predecessors? Trends in Overweight, Arthritis, and Mobility Difficulty: Suzanne G. Leveille, Christina C. Wee, Lisa I. Iezzoni (p. 223 - 235) (bibliographic info) (download)
8. Disability and Spending Growth: Michael E. Chernew, Dana Goldman, Feng Pan, Baoping Shang (p. 237 - 248) (bibliographic info) (download)
9. Work Disability is a Pain in the ****, Especially in England, the Netherlands, and the United States: James Banks, Arie Kapteyn, James P. Smith, Arthur van Soest (p. 251 - 293) (bibliographic info) (download)
10. Disability Risk and the Value of Disability Insurance: Amitabh Chandra, Andrew A. Samwick (p. 295 - 336) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
11. Why Are the Disability Rolls Skyrocketing? The Contribution of Population Characteristics, Economic Conditions, and Program Generosity: Mark Duggan, Scott A. Imberman (p. 337 - 379) (bibliographic info) (download)
12. Early Retirement and DI/SSI Applications: Exploring the Impact of Depression: Rena M. Conti, Ernst R. Berndt, Richard G. Frank (p. 381 - 408) (bibliographic info) (download)
13. Trends in Assistance with Daily Activities: Racial/Ethnic and Socioeconomic Disparities Persist in the U.S. Older Population: Vicki A. Freedman, Linda G. Martin, Jennifer Cornman, Emily M. Agree, Robert F. Schoeni (p. 411 - 438) (bibliographic info) (download)
14. How do Medicare Beneficiaries with Physical and Sensory Disabilities Feel About Their Health Care?: Lisa I. Iezzoni, Jane R. Soukup, Suzanne G. Leveille (p. 439 - 454) (bibliographic info) (download)
15. Inter-Spousal Mortality Effects: Caregiver Burden Across the Spectrum of Disabling Disease: Nicholas A. Christakis, Paul D. Allison (p. 455 - 477) (bibliographic info) (download)
List of contributors, indexes: David M. Cutler, David A. Wise (p. 479 - 495) (bibliographic info) (download)
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