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Kimball's failed replication of Reinhart-Rogoff finding cited in argument for tempered public response to social science research results

Edin and Shaefer's book on destitute families in America reviewed in NYT

Johnston says rate of daily marijuana use among college students now greater than rate of daily cigarette smoking

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Deirdre Bloome wins ASA award for work on racial inequality and intergenerational transmission

Bob Willis awarded 2015 Jacob Mincer Award for Lifetime Contributions to the Field of Labor Economics

David Lam is new director of Institute for Social Research

Elizabeth Bruch wins Robert Merton Prize for paper in analytic sociology

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Monday, Oct 12
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Vicki Freedman

Freedman et al. find 69% of older adults need some type of assistance with daily activities

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"Two-Thirds of Seniors Need Help With Some Part of Daily Living" - US News & World Report. 12/12/2013.

Analyzing data on more than 8,000 Americans over age 65, Vicki Freedman and colleagues found that 31% were able to care for themselves without assistance, while the rest used assistive devices or relied on help from people. Freedman says that getting the right assistance is an important factor in seniors' independence: "If you're having difficulties with daily activities, there may be ways to address those issues that can help you participate in the things you enjoy and help improve your quality of life."

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Researcher:

Vicki Freedman

More Media Coverage:

Boston Globe. Most seniors rely on devices, caregivers for daily tasks. 12/16/2013.

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