RAND Conference Agenda

Demography, Epidemiology and Economics of Aging

July 9-10, 2004

RAND Headquarters
Santa Monica, California

July 9th, 2004

8:00 - 8:30am Breakfast

8:30 - 9:00 Introductions and opening remarks: Julie Zissimopoulos, Economist, RAND


SESSION 1:   Chairperson: Nicole Maestas, Associate Economist, RAND


9:00 - 10:30 Dora Costa, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Learning About Aging from Past Populations

"Understanding the Twentieth-Century Decline in Chronic Conditions Among Older Men" (PDF file)   Note: this is not a RAND document.

"Changing Chronic Disease Rates and Long-Term Declines in Functional Limitation Among Older Men" (PDF file)   Note: this is not a RAND document.

"Understanding Mid-Life and Older Age Mortality Declines: Evidence from Union Army Veterans" (PDF file)   Note: this is not a RAND document.

"Becoming Oldest-Old: Evidence from Historical U.S. Data" (PDF file)   Note: this is not a RAND document.

"Predicting Older Age Mortality Trends" (PDF file)   Note: this is not a RAND document.

"Race and Older Age-Mortality: Evidence from Union Army Veterans" (PDF file)   Note: this is not a RAND document.

"Learning About Aging from Past Populations" (PDF file)   Note: this is not a RAND document.
10:30 - 11:00 Break

11:00 - 12:30pm Robert Hauser, University of Wisconsin-Madison

The Wisconsin Longitudinal Study as a Resource for Studies of Aging and the Life Course

"Wisconsin Longitudinal Study" (PDF file)   Note: this is not a RAND document.
12:30 - 2:00 Lunch


SESSION 2:   Chairperson: Susann Rohwedder, Associate Economist, RAND


2:00 - 3:15pm Axel Boersch-Supan, University of Mannheim

Global Aging and Global Economies

"Global Aging: Issues, Answers, More Questions" (Word file)   Note: this is not a RAND document.

"Global Aging and Global Economics" (PDF file)   Note: this is not a RAND document.
3:15 - 3:45 Break

3:45 - 5:00pm Moshe Buchinsky, UCLA/RAND
Using a Life-Cycle Model to Predict Induced Entry Effects of the $1 for $2 Benefit Offset in the SSDI Program

"Using a Life-Cycle Model to Predict Induced Entry Effects of a $1 for $2 Benefit Offset in the SSDI Program" (PDF file)   Note: this is not a RAND document.

"Using a Life-Cycle Model to Predict Induced Entry Effects of a $1 for $2 Benefit Offset in the SSDI Program" (slides) (PDF file)   Note: this is not a RAND document.
5:00pm Adjourn

6:00 - 9:00pm Dinner at I Cugini

July 10th, 2004

8:30 - 9:00am Breakfast


SESSION 3:   Chairperson: David Loughran, Economist, RAND


9:00 - 10:30 Anne Case, Princeton University
Sex Differences in Morbidity and Mortality

"Sex Differences in Morbidity and Mortality" (PDF file)   Note: this is not a RAND document.
10:30 - 11:00am Break

11:00 - 12:30 Mark Hayward, The Pennsylvania State University
The Long Arm of Childhood: Early Life Conditions and Adult Health

"The Significance of Socioeconomic Status in Explaining the Racial Gap in Chronic Health Conditions" (PDF file)   Note: this is not a RAND document.

"The Long Arm of Childhood: The Influence of Early-Life Social Conditions on Men's Mortality*" (PDF file)   Note: this is not a RAND document.

"Does childhood health affect chronic morbidity in later life?" (PDF file)   Note: this is not a RAND document.

"The Long Arm of Childhood: The Influence of Early Life Conditions on Adult Morbidity and Mortality" (PDF file)   Note: this is not a RAND document.
12:30 - 2:00 Lunch


SESSION 4:   Chairperson: Lauren Hale, Sociologist, RAND


2:00 - 3:15pm John Horn, University of Southern California Adult Expressions of Intelligence: Cognitive Expertise

"Some Thoughts on the Nature of Adult Human Intelligence" (PDF file)   Note: this is not a RAND document.
3:15 - 3:30 Break

3:30 - 4:45pm Karlene Ball, University of Alabama at Birmingham Enhancing Mobility in Older Adults

"Enhancing Mobility in Older Adults" (PDF file)   Note: this is not a RAND document.
4:45 - 5:00pm Closing remarks: Julie Zissimopoulos, Economist, RAND

5:00pm Adjourn