Poster Session 1:
Aging, Life Course, Health, Mortality, and Health Care

Thursday, March 31
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

  1. Childhood Exposure to Disease and Old Age Mortality: Long-Term Perspectives from the Nineteenth CenturyGeorge Alter, Indiana University; Michel Oris, Université de Genève

  2. Economic Well-Being among Elderly Couples in Marriage and Cohabitation: What Developed Countries Can Learn from Developing Countries like MexicoGilbert Brenes, University of Wisconsin at Madison

  3. Social and Economic Influences on Older Adults’ Preparations for End-of-Life Health Care NeedsDeborah Carr, Rutgers University; Dmitry Khodyakov, Rutgers University

  4. Projections of the Older Population: An Examination of the U.S. Census Bureau’s Projections over TimeMichelle Cheuk, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  5. How to Get a Robust Estimation of the Modal Length of Life?Siu Lan Karen Cheung, Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale (INSERM); Graziella Caselli, Università di Roma "La Sapienza"

  6. Active Life Expectancy and Functional Health Transitions among Filipino Older PeopleGrace T. Cruz, University of the Philippines; Yasuhiko Saito, Nihon University; Josefina Natividad, University of the Philippines

  7. Elderly Population in Puerto Rico: Sociodemographic Characteristics among the Poor and Non-PoorVivianna M. De Jesus, University of Puerto Rico

  8. Factors Associated with Maintaining IADL Independence: Application of Latent Trajectory ModelingHiroko H. Dodge, University of Pittsburgh; Mary Ganguli

  9. Medicare and Longevity in International PerspectiveWilliam H. Dow, University of California, Berkeley; Allan Parnell, Cedar Grove Institute

  10. Examining the Relation between Gender Disparity in Health and Employment, Education, and Family Roles: Evidence from TaiwanGang-Hua Fan

  11. From Divergence to Convergence in Sex Differentials in Adult Mortality in Developed CountriesPatrick Gerland, United Nations

  12. Life Time Mortality of Men with Normal and with Subnormal Sperm CountsSabine Groos, University of Marburg; Walter Krause, University of Marburg

  13. Obesity, Social and Demographic Context, and the Human Dopamine Receptor d4 (Drd4) GeneGuang Guo, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Kari North; Seulki Choi, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  14. Gender Differences in Social Contact after Spousal LossJung-Hwa Ha, University of Michigan

  15. African Americans Mortality, Health and Health Care UtilizationMian B. Hossain, Morgan State University; Laurencia S. Hutton, Morgan State University; Yvonne Bronner, Morgan State University

  16. Mortality Differences by Race, Ethnicity, and Nativity: Estimates from CaliforniaHans Johnson, Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC); Joseph M. Hayes, Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC)

  17. Life Course Determinants of Racial Inequality at Older AgesJoan R. Kahn, University of Maryland; Anthony Hatch, University of Maryland

  18. Neighborhood Context and Access to Healthcare: Does Residential Instability Matter?Toshiko Kaneda, Population Reference Bureau; James B. Kirby, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)

  19. A Comparative Analysis of Ageing and Socio-Economic Policies, between Tajikistan and IndiaAlisher Khaydarov, International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS)

  20. Asian New Immigrants and HealthJibum Kim, University of Chicago; Talya Salant, University of Chicago

  21. Family and Household Composition and Health: Mechanisms and Moderators over the Life CourseTracey A. LaPierre, Duke University

  22. A Longitudinal Analysis of the Impact of Chronic Conditions on Wealth ChangeJinkook Lee, Ohio State University; Hyungsoo Kim, University of Kentucky

  23. Low Socioeconomic Status, Infection, and Heart Disease Risk Across the LifecourseDawn Alley, University of Southern California

  24. Birth Spacing and Sibling Health Inequality at BirthAparna Lhila, Cornell University

  25. The Long Term Effect of Famine on Chinese Adult Mortality: A Cohort AnalysisYong Li, Johns Hopkins University

  26. Body Mass Index and Health among the Union Army VeteransClaudia Linares, University of Chicago; Dejun Su, University of Chicago

  27. Provincial Mortality of Chinese Oldest OldHui Liu, University of Texas at Austin

  28. Survival Convergence and the Preceding Mortality Crossover for Two Population SubgroupsXian Liu, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS); Charles Engel, Jr., Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS); Han Kang, Department of Veterans Affairs

  29. Military Service and (Dis)Continuity in the Life Course: Evidence on Disadvantage and Mortality from the HRS and AheadAndrew S. London, Syracuse University; Janet Wilmoth, Syracuse University

  30. Family and Suicide: Gender Differences in the Effect of Children on Elevated Suicide Rates Following Spousal LossPatrick Lusyne, Ghent University; Hilary Page, Ghent University

  31. Retirement Behavior in IndonesiaDouglas McKee, University of California, Los Angeles

  32. The Status and Availability of Data on Centenarians: What Do We Have and What We Would like to Get?James W. McNally, University of Michigan

  33. Social Security and Elderly MortalityCristian Meghea, American College of Radiology

  34. Migrants in the EU: Welfare in Old AgeMahmood Messkoub, Leeds University

  35. Poverty and Mental Health across the Adult Life CourseJennifer Moren-Cross, Duke University

  36. The Role of Demographic Changes in the Decline of Suicide in SwedenJulianne Ohlander, Pennsylvania State University

  37. Neighborhood Effects on Primary Care AccessJulia C. Prentice, Boston University

  38. Racial and Ethnic Differences in Expectation of Length of Life: A Study of Older AdultsJennifer Roebuck Bulanda, Bowling Green State University; Zhenmei Zhang, Bowling Green State University

  39. International Migration Experience and Standard of Living in Old AgeMariano Sana, Louisiana State University; Chiung-Yin Hu, Louisiana State University

  40. Joint Retirement Decisions of Married Men and Women in CanadaGrant Schellenberg, Statistics Canada; Bali Ram, Statistics Canada; Martin Turcotte, Statistics Canada

  41. Older Health, Living Arrangements, and Family Support in ChinaManisha Sengupta, U.S. Census Bureau; Wan He, U.S. Census Bureau; Kaiti Zhang, China Research Center on Aging; Ping Guo, China Research Center

  42. Balancing Work and Family Responsibility: Provision of Transfers from Late-Middle-Aged Working Adult Children to Their Elderly MothersChing-Yi A. Shieh, University of Maryland

  43. Life Cycle Aspirations for Goods, Family and WorkAnke Zimmermann, University of Southern California

  44. Income and the Use of Prescription Drugs by the Elderly: Evidence from the Notch CohortsKosali I. Simon, Cornell University; John Moran, Syracuse University

  45. The Mental Health of Men: Profiles and Life Trajectories of Urban American FathersMarilyn Sinkewicz, Columbia University

  46. The Role of Socioeconomic Status in Disaggregated Disability Trajectories among Older Adults in the United StatesMiles G. Taylor, Duke University

  47. Diabetes, Functional Status and Resource Access: A Binational Comparison of Mexican Origin ElderlyJennifer J. Tovar, University of Texas at Austin

  48. Contemporary Kinship: Family Composition Effects on Resources for Older AmericansSarah Walchuk, University of California, Berkeley

  49. Tobacco Use among 13-15 Year Old Students in the Philippines, 2000-2003Nathan R. Jones, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); Marina Miguel-Baquilod, World Health Organization (WHO); Burke Fishburn, World Health Organization (WHO); Charles Warren, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); Jonathan Santos, World Health Organization (WHO); Samira Asma, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

  50. Life Satisfaction, Self-Rated Health, and Mortality in Taiwanese ElderlyLi-Shou Yang, University of Michigan; Mary Beth Ofstedal, University of Michigan; Shu-Hui Lin, Bureau of Health Promotion, Taiwan

  51. The Effects of Grandparent Care on Children’s Developmental OutcomesWei-Jun Jean Yeung, New York University; Rebecca Glauber, New York University

  52. Coresidence between Older Parents and Adult Children and Changes over Time: The Impact of Health and Socio-Demographic FactorsVanessa Yong, Brown University

  53. Does the Present Allocation of Kidney Transplants in the US Maximize the Gain in Total Life Expectancy in the Potential Recipient Population?Monique Zimmermann-Stenzel, University of Marburg

  54. Out-Migration of Young Adults and Living Arrangements of the Elderly in Rural China: The Case of ChaohuWenjuan Zhang, Xi'an Jiaotong University; Merril Silverstein, University of Southern California; Zhen Cong, University of Southern California

  55. Anticipation and Long Tern Decisions for the Elderly Americans: Determinants of Parent-Child ProximityYiduo Zhang, Johns Hopkins University

  56. Sexual Life and Self-Assessed Health: Is There a Link? A Study on Chinese AdultsYingying Zhou, University of Washington