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Vicki Freedman's Select Publications

Books

Albert, Steven M., and Vicki Freedman. 2010. Public health and aging : maximizing function and well-being. New York : Springer. Abstract.

Journal Articles

Grafova, Irina B., Vicki Freedman, Nicole Lurie, Rizie Kumar, and Jeannette A. Rogowski. 2014. "The difference-in-difference method: Assessing the selection bias in the effects of neighborhood environment on health." Economics & Human Biology, 13(1): 20-33. NIHMSID: NIHMS464941. DOI. Abstract.

Freedman, Vicki. 2014. "Research gaps in the demography of aging with disability." Disability and Health Journal, 7(1 suppl): S60-S63. PMCID: PMC3901947. DOI. Abstract.

Freedman, Vicki, Judith D. Kasper, Brenda C. Spillman, Emily M. Agree, Vincent Mor, Robert B. Wallace, and Douglas A. Wolf. 2014. "Behavioral adaptation and late-life disability: A new spectrum for assessing public health impacts." American Journal of Public Health, 104(2): e88-e94. PMCID: PMC3935680. DOI. Abstract.

Skolarus, Lesli E., James F. Burke, Devin L. Brown, and Vicki Freedman. 2014. "Understanding stroke survivorship expanding the concept of poststroke disability." Stroke, 45(1): 224-230. PMCID: PMC3939034. DOI. Abstract.

Freedman, Vicki, Frederick G. Conrad, Jennifer Cornman, Norbert Schwarz, and Frank P. Stafford. 2014. "Does Time Fly When You are Having Fun? A Day Reconstruction Method Analysis." Journal of Happiness Studies, 15(3): 639-655. PMCID: PMC4122315. DOI. Abstract.

Carr, Deborah S., Vicki Freedman, Jennifer C. Cornman, and Norbert Schwarz. 2014. "Happy Marriage, Happy Life? Marital Quality and Subjective Well-being in Later Life." Journal of Marriage and Family, 76(5): 930-948. PMCID: PMC4158846. DOI. Abstract.

Freedman, Vicki, Emily M. Agree, Jennifer C. Cornman, Brenda C. Spillman, and Judith D. Kasper. 2014. "Reliability and Validity of Self-Care and Mobility Accommodations Measures in the National Health and Aging Trends Study." Gerontologist, 54(6): 944-951. PMCID: PMC4271105. DOI. Abstract.

Freedman, Vicki, Jennifer C. Cornman, and Deborah S. Carr. 2014. "Is Spousal Caregiving Associated With Enhanced Well-Being? New Evidence From the Panel Study of Income Dynamics." Journals of Gerontology Series B - Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 69(6): 861-869. PMCID: PMC4296136. DOI. Abstract.

Freedman, Vicki, and Brenda C. Spillman. 2014. "The residential continuum from home to nursing home: size, characteristics and unmet needs of older adults." Journals of Gerontology Series B - Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 69(S1): S42-S50. PMCID: PMC4303069. DOI. Abstract.

Kasper, Judith D., and Vicki Freedman. 2014. "Findings from the 1st round of the National Health and Aging Trends Study (NHATS): introduction to a special issue." Journals of Gerontology Series B - Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 69(S1): S1-S7.

Freedman, Vicki, and Brenda C. Spillman. 2014. "Disability and Care Needs Among Older Americans." Milbank Quarterly, 92(3): 509-541. PMCID: PMC4221755. DOI. Abstract.

Burke, James, Vicki Freedman, Lynda Diane Lisabeth, Devin L. Brown, Adrianne Haggins, and Lesli E. Skolarus. 2014. "Racial differences in disability after stroke: Results from a nationwide study." Neurology, 83(5): 390-397. PMCID: PMC4132575. DOI. Abstract.

Freedman, Vicki, Brenda Spillman, Patti Andreski, Jennifer C. Cornman, Eileen Crimmins, Ellen Kramarow, James Lubitz, Linda Martin, Sharon Merkin, Robert F. Schoeni, Teresa Seeman, and Timothy Waidmann. 2013. "Trends in Late-Life Activity Limitations in the United States: An Update from Five National Surveys." Demography, 50(2): 661-671. PMCID: PMC3586750. DOI. Abstract. Public Access.

Freedman, Vicki, Frank P. Stafford, Norbert Schwarz, and Frederick G. Conrad. 2013. "Measuring Time Use of Older Couples: Lessons from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics." Field Methods, 25(4): 405-422. PMCID: PMC3848247. DOI.

Freedman, Vicki, Jessica Broome, Frederick G. Conrad, and Jennifer Cornman. 2013. "Interviewer and Respondent Interactions and Quality Assessments in a Time Diary Study." Electronic International Journal of Time Use Research, 10(1): 55-75. PMCID: PMC3981108. DOI.

Freedman, Vicki, Frank P. Stafford, Norbert Schwarz, Frederick G. Conrad, and Jennifer C. Cornman. 2012. "Disability, participation, and subjective wellbeing among older couples." Social Science & Medicine, 74(4): 588-596. PMCID: PMC3371257. DOI. Abstract.

Freedman, Vicki, Frank P. Stafford, Frederick G. Conrad, Norbert Schwarz, and Jennifer Cornman. 2012. "Assessing Time Diary Quality for Older Couples: An Analysis of the Panel Study of Income Dynamics’ Disability and Use of Time (DUST) Supplement." Annals of Economics and Statistics, 105/106: 271-289. PMCID: PMC3613756. Abstract.

McGonagle, K., Robert F. Schoeni, Narayan Sastry, and Vicki Freedman. 2012. "The Panel Study of Income Dynamics: Overview, Recent Innovations, and Potential for Life Course Research." Longitudinal and Life Course Studies, 3(2): 268-284. PMCID: PMC3591471. Licensed Access.

Freedman, Vicki, Irina Groafova, and Jeannette Rogowski. 2011. "Neighborhoods and chronic disease onset in later life." American Journal of Public Health, 101(1): 79-86. PMCID: PMC2912970. DOI. Abstract.

Freedman, Vicki, J.D. Kasper, E.M. Agree, K. Bandeen-Roche, V. Mor, B.C. Spillman, R. Wallace, and D.A. Wolf. 2011. "Validation of New Measures of Disability and Functioning in the National Health and Aging Trends Study." Journals of Gerontology Series a-Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, 66(9): 1013-1021. PMCID: PMC3156629. DOI. Abstract.

Schoeni, Robert F., Thomas C. Buchmueller, and Vicki Freedman. 2011. "Socioeconomic Status and Health Over the Life Course and Across Generations: Introduction to a Special Issue and Overview of a Unique Data Resource." B E Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy, 11(3): 3444. PMCID: PMC3866910. DOI.

Martin, L.G., Vicki Freedman, Robert F. Schoeni, and P.M. Andreski. 2010. "Trends In Disability And Related Chronic Conditions Among People Ages Fifty To Sixty-Four." Health Affairs, 29(4): 725-731. PMCID: PMC2874878. DOI. Abstract.

Martin, Linda G., Vicki Freedman, Robert F. Schoeni, and Patricia M. Andreski. 2009. "Health and Functioning Among Baby Boomers Approaching 60." Journals of Gerontology Series B-Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 64(3): 369-377. PMCID: PMC2670250. DOI. Abstract.

Freedman, Vicki, Linda Martin, Robert F. Schoeni, and Jennifer C. Cornman. 2008. "Declines in late-life disability: The role of early- and mid-life factors." Social Science & Medicine, 66(7): 1588-1602. PMCID: PMC2408829. DOI. Abstract.

Schoeni, Robert F., Vicki Freedman, and L.G. Martin. 2008. "Why is late-life disability declining?" Milbank Quarterly, 86 : 47-89. DOI. Abstract.

Freedman, Vicki, I.B. Grafova, Robert F. Schoeni, and J. Rogowski. 2008. "Neighborhoods and disability in later life." Social Science & Medicine, 66(11): 2253-2267. PMCID: PMC2478756. DOI. Abstract.

Martin, Linda G., Robert F. Schoeni, Vicki Freedman, and Patricia Andreski. 2007. "Feeling Better? Trends in General Health Status." Journals of Gerontology: Social Science, 62B(1): S11-21. Abstract.

Freedman, Vicki, Robert F. Schoeni, Linda G. Martin, and Jennifer C. Cornman. 2007. "Chronic Conditions and the Decline in Late-Life Disability." Demography, 44(3): 459-477. Abstract.

Schoeni, Robert F., Linda G. Martin, Patricia M. Andreski, and Vicki Freedman. 2005. "Persistent and growing socioeconomic disparities in disability among the elderly: 1982-2002." American Journal of Public Health, 95(11): 2065-2070. PMCID: PMC1449484. DOI. Abstract.

Chapters

Schoeni, Robert F., Vicki Freedman, and L. Martin. 2008. "Socioeconomic and demographic disparities in trends in old-age disability." In Health at older ages : the causes and consequences of declining disability among the elderly edited by Cutler, David M., Wise, David A.. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

PSC Reports

Freedman, Vicki, Irina B. Grafova, Robert F. Schoeni, and Jeannette Rogowski. 2007. "Neighborhoods and Disability in Later Life." PSC Research Report No. 07-622. May 2007. PMCID: PMC2478756. Abstract. PDF.

Rogowski, Jeannette A., Vicki Freedman, and Robert F. Schoeni. 2006. "Neighborhoods and the Health of the Elderly: Challenges in Using National Survey Data." PSC Research Report No. 06-600. May 2006. Abstract. PDF.

Other Reports

Freedman, Vicki, Robert F. Schoeni, Linda G. Martin, and Jennifer C. Cornman. 2006. "Chronic Conditions and the Decline in Late-Life Disability." TRENDS Report 06-05 Abstract.