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Sastry's 10-year study of New Orleans Katrina evacuees shows demographic differences between returning and nonreturning

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David Lam is new director of Institute for Social Research

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Robert Willis

Willis notes importance of comparable datasets to study of elderly cognition worldwide

a PSC In The News reference, 2010

"Taking Early Retirement May Retire Memory, Too" - New York Times. 10/11/2010.

In this Times article, Bob Willis discusses a study of memory among retirement-age adults in U.S. and Europe, made possible by the collection of datasets in other countries comparable to the Health and Retirement Study. Willis and his colleagues found a straight-line relationship between the percentage of people in a country who are working at age 60 to 64 and their performance on memory tests. The longer people in a country keep working, the better, as a group, they do on the tests when they are in their early 60s.

Researcher:

Robert Willis

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