RAND Conference Agenda

Demography, Epidemiology and Economics of Aging

July 24-26, 1998

Santa Monica, California

Friday, July 24

7:30-8:00Continental Breakfast at RAND
8:00-8:30Opening Remarks and Introductions

SESSION I: RETIREMENT AND SAVINGS

8:30-10:00Master Lecture
David Wise, Harvard and the National Bureau of Economic Research
Social Security and Retirement Around the World
10:00-10:30Break
10:30-11:15Additional Perspective
Jim Poterba, MIT and the National Bureau of Economic Research
The Changing Composition of Retirement Assets:
The Role of Employer-Provided Saving Programs

Lunch at RAND (11:15-12:30, Patio #1)


SESSION II: BREAK-OUT GROUPS/PARTICIPANT PRESENTATIONS (12:30-2:30)

2:30-2:45Break

SESSION III: DEMOGRAPHY OF FAMILY STRUCTURE

2:45-4:15Master Lecture
Ken Wachter, University of California, Berkeley
Forecasting Kin for Future Seniors
4:15-4:30Break
4:30-5:15Additional Perspective
Doug Wolf, Syracuse University
Sources of Variability in Kin Forecasts

Cocktail Reception at RAND: 5:15-6:00 Leave from RAND for dinner at Pentola: 6:00



Saturday, July 25

8:30-9:00Continental Breakfast at RAND

SESSION IV: HEALTH INEQUALITIES

9:00-10:30Master Lecture
Michael Marmot, University College, London
Social Determinants of Inequalities in Health
10:30-11:00Break
11:00-11:45Additional Perspective
Jim Smith, RAND
Socio-economic Status and Health

Lunch at RAND (11:45-1:00)


SESSION V: DATA SETS ON AGING (1:00-2:30)

 Concurrent Session A
Indonesian and Malaysian Family Life Surveys
Elizabeth Frankenberg, RAND
Julie DaVanzo & Narayan Sastry, RAND

Data Sets for Research on Aging at the National Center for Health Statistics
Joan Van Nostrand

 Concurrent Session B
European Census Microdata Samples Project
Nikolai Botev

Health and Retirement Survey/Asset and Health Dynamics
Michael Hurd, RAND

Panel Study of Income Dynamics
Lee Lillard, RAND

2:30-2:45Break

SESSION IV: HEALTH INEQUALITIES (Continued)

2:45-4:15Master Lecture
D.J.P. Barker, Director, Medical Research Council, Environmental Epidemiology Unit, Southampton General Hospital
Escape from Hunger: Fetal Famine, Adult Indulgence and Disease in Later Life
4:15-4:30Break
4:30-5:15Additional Perspective
Burt Singer, Princeton University
Social Inequality, Positive Health, and Resilience

Evening: Dinner on your own


Sunday, July 26

8:30-9:00Continental Breakfast at RAND

SESSION VI: PLACING A VALUE ON HEALTH

9:00-10:15Master Lecture
David Cutler, Harvard University
Valuing Health
10:15-10:30Break
10:30-11:15Additional Perspective
Emmett Keeler, RAND
Quality Adjusted Life Years: Pros and Cons