Our study depicts a generally positive picture of age-related changes in three important aspects of decision-making competence and it shows that starting levels of decision-making competence are predictive of decision-making performance over time.
Video sessions from the 26th Annual RAND Summer Institute, two annual conferences in Santa Monica, California, which addressed critical issues facing our aging population: The Mini-Medical School for Social Scientists on July 8–9, and the Demography, Economics, Psychology, and Epidemiology of Aging conference on July 10–11, 2019.
Elderly people in low-income countries are pessimistic about their survival probabilities compared with state-specific life tables, and socioeconomic status influences beliefs about survival expectations.
Israel will benefit from bringing a systemic strategic perspective into its policy process. The example of problems associated with an aging population is an illustration of how to use a strategic perspective in an analysis of policy choices.
Disparities in care experienced by older Medicare beneficiaries with depressive symptoms tend to be more negative in managed care. Efforts identify and address barriers these beneficiaries encounter to help them better traverse the managed care environment.