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Bound, Geronimus, et al. find estimates of decreasing longevity among low-SES whites sensitive to measures and interpretations

Thompson casts doubt on the rehabilitative intentions of prison labor

Inglehart says European social democracy is a victim of its own success

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Highlights

U-M participants at PAA Annual Meeting, April 27-29

Heather Ann Thompson wins Bancroft Prize for History for 'Blood in the Water'

Michigan ranks in USN&WR top-10 grad schools for sociology, public health, labor economics, social policy, social psychology

Paula Lantz to speak at Women in Health Leadership Summit, March 24, 2:30-5:30 Michigan League

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Next Brown Bag

Mon, April 10, 2017, noon:
Elizabeth Bruch

Vicki Freedman - Honors, Media, and Features

Features

Why do blacks have more post-stroke disability than whites?

American women no longer live more disability-free years than men, despite longer lives

Why do black Americans suffer more post-stroke disability?

1940 census data provide early life information to 5 longitudinal studies

U.S. trends in late-life activity limitations, 2000-2008

Gauging health, wealth and wellbeing in the PSID

In the News

Skolarus says greater caregiving needs of black stroke survivors warrant attention

Freedman finds black Americans live more of their older years with disability than white Americans

Study by Freedman, Wolf and Spillman cited in discussion of changing socioeconomic expectations for older Americans

Freedman et al find women are living longer than men, but with fewer disability-free years

Skolarus, Freedman, Burke et al. find home care for stroke survivors averages 22 hours a week and $11,000 a year

Freedman and colleagues report on family caregiving for older adults with dementia

Freedman finds elderly in assisted living get outside more than those in own homes

Freedman cited in piece on new models of residential care for seniors

Freedman and Spillman find nearly half of those 65+ need some daily assistance

Freedman says older husbands take cue from wives on relationship satisfaction

Freedman finds caring for husband adds to wife's happiness

Study by Freedman et al subject of NYT piece on how seniors cope with limitations

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

Freedman says disability prevalence varies by age group among older population

Freedman documents connection between neighborhood and cancer among older men and women

Freedman says uptick in middle-age disability suggests need for prevention, early intervention

Announcements

Judith Kasper (Hopkins) and Freedman (Michigan) lead release 1st wave of National Health and Aging Trends Study (NHATS) data