RAND Conference Agenda

Demography, Epidemiology and Economics of Aging

June 25-27, 1999

Santa Monica, California

Friday, June 25, 1999

8:00-8:30 AM

Continental Breakfast at RAND

8:30-9:00 AM

Opening Remarks and Introductions

SESSION I: MEASUREMENT OF HEALTH
Session Chair: Jay Bhattacharya, Ph.D. RAND

9:00-10:30 AM

Master Lecture
"Measuring the Burden of Disease"
Christopher Murray, World Health Organization

10:30-11:00 AM

Coffee Break

11:00-11:45 AM

Additional Perspective
"Health Status in Social Surveys: Measurement and Meaning"
Duncan Thomas, RAND and UCLA

11:45 AM-1:00 PM

Lunch at RAND

1:00-2:00 PM

Dataset Speakers
NHANES - Raynard Kington
IFLS - Kathleen Beegle
Medicare Administrative Data - Susan Ettner
HRS/AHEAD - Michael Hurd, Patricia St. Clair

2:00-2:15 PM

Break

SESSION II: DEMENTIA
Session Chair: Michael Schoenbaum, RAND

2:15-3:45 PM

Master Lecture
"Review of the Dementias"
Tiffany Chow, UCLA

3:45-4:00 PM

Break

4:00-4:45 PM

Additional Perspective
"Impact of Dementia on Family Caregivers"
Jill Shapira, UCLA

5:40 PM

Meet at RAND, walk to Pentola Restaurant for cocktails

6:15-8:30 PM

Dinner at Pentola, Santa Monica

Saturday, June 26, 1999

SESSION III: INTERGENERATIONAL TRANSFERS
Session Chair: Julie Zissimopoulos, UCLA

8:30-9:00 AM

Continental Breakfast at RAND

9:00-10:30 AM

Master Lecture
"Family Bargaining"
Robert Pollak, Washington University

10:30-10:50 AM

Coffee Break

10:50-11:35 AM

Additional Perspective
"Living Arrangements and Transfers Among Indonesian Families
Elizabeth Frankenberg, RAND

11:40-12:00 PM

Participant Speaker
"Mexican Living Arrangements"
Paula Fomby

12:00-2:00 PM

Lunch at RAND, followed by individual/group discussions

SESSION IV: HEALTH AND SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS
Session Chair: Elaine Reardon, Ph.D., RAND

2:00-3:30 PM

Master Lecture
"Life-long Studies of Health and Social Factors: The British National Birth Cohort Studies"
Michael Wadsworth, University College London

3:30-3:50 PM

Break

3:50-4:35 PM

Additional Perspective
"Socioeconomic Status and Health in the Older U.S. Population"
Michael Hurd, RAND

4:40-5:00 PM

Participant Speaker
"Medicare's Effect on Mortality"
Greg Drevenstedt

Sunday, June 27, 1999

SESSION V: THE FUTURE OF SOCIAL SECURITY
Session Chair: Steven Haider, Ph.D., RAND

8:30-9:00 AM

Continental Breakfast at RAND

9:00-10:30 AM

Master Lecture
"Social Security Reform in an Era of Budget Surpluses"
Jeffrey Liebman, Harvard University

10:30-10:50 AM

Coffee Break

10:50-11:35 AM

Additional Perspective
"Chances are ...: Stochastic Modeling of the OASDI Trust Fund"
Shripad Tuljapurkar, Mountain View Research

11:35-12:10 PM

Participant Speaker
"Measurement of Mortality Among the Oldest Old"
Robert Bourbeau

12:10 PM - 1:00 PM

LUNCH at RAND