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This series emanated from two NIA-sponsored projects on aging and health, particularly in Asia. More recent papers resulted from work supported by the Michigan P30 Center on the Demography of Aging. Countries represented include the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, and Thailand.
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Prakash, Archana, and Mary Beth Ofstedal. 2010. "The Impact of National Health Insurance on Treatment for High Blood Pressure among Older Taiwanese." Elderly in Asia Report No. 10-64. 5 2010. Abstract. PDF.

Hermalin, Albert, Mary Beth Ofstedal, Cathy Sun, and I-Wen Liu. 2007. "Nativity Differentials in Older Age Mortality in Taiwan: Do They Exist and Why?" Elderly in Asia Report No. 07-63. 5 2007. Abstract. PDF.

Hermalin, Albert, Mary Beth Ofstedal, and Rebecca Tesfai. 2006. "Future Characteristics of the Elderly in Developing Countries and Their Implications for Policy." Elderly in Asia Report No. 06-62. 5 2006. Abstract. PDF.

Hermalin, Albert, Mary Beth Ofstedal, Kristine Hearld (Baker), and Yi-Li Chuang. 2005. "Moving from Household Structure to Living Arrangement Transitions: What Do We Learn?" Elderly in Asia Report No. 05-61. 4 2005. Abstract. PDF.

Ofstedal, Mary Beth, Zachary Zimmer, Grace Cruz, Angelique W. Chan, and Yu-Hsuan Lin. 2003. "Self-Assessed Health Expectancy Among Older Asians: A Comparison of Sullivan and Multistate Life Table Methods." Elderly in Asia Report No. 03-60. 3 2003. Abstract. PDF.

Sobieszczyk, Teresa R. 2002. "Domestic Servants Assisting the Elderly in Singapore: Current Situation and Future Research Recommendations." Elderly in Asia Report No. 02-59. 3 2002. Abstract. PDF.

Biddlecom, Ann E., Albert Hermalin, Mary Beth Ofstedal, Ming-cheng Chang, and Yi-Li Chuang. 2001. "Tradeoffs between Public and Private Economic Support of the Elderly: Results from a Natural Experiment in Taiwan." Elderly in Asia Report No. 01-58. 7 2001. Abstract. PDF.

Zimmer, Zachary, and Hui-Sheng Lin. 2000. "Changes in Prevalence and Transition Rates of Functioning Difficulties, and Limitation Severity, Among Older Adults in Taiwan: 1989 to 1996." Elderly in Asia Report No. 00-57. 9 2000. Abstract. PDF.

Hermalin, Albert. 2000. "Ageing in Asia: Facing the Crossroads." Elderly in Asia Report No. 00-55. 8 2000. Abstract. PDF.

Hermalin, Albert. 2000. "Challenges to Comparative Research on Intergenerational Transfers." Elderly in Asia Report No. 00-56. 8 2000. Abstract. PDF.

Ofstedal, Mary Beth, John E. Knodel, and Napaporn Chayovan. "Intergenerational Support and Gender: A Comparison of Four Asian Countries." Elderly in Asia Report No. 99-54. 3 1999. Abstract. PDF.

Knodel, John E., Napaporn Chayovan, Siriwan Graiurapong, and Chutima Suraratdecha. "Ageing in Thailand: An Overview of Formal and Informal Support." Elderly in Asia Report No. 99-53. 1 1999. Abstract. PDF.

Hermalin, Albert. "Setting the Agenda for Research on Aging in Developing Countries." Elderly in Asia Report No. 98-51. 10 1998. Abstract.

Hermalin, Albert, Carol Roan, and Aurora Perez. "The Emerging Role of Grandparents in Asia." Elderly in Asia Report No. 98-52. 10 1998. Abstract. PDF.

Chang, Ming-Cheng, and Albert Hermalin. 1998. "1996 Survey of Health and Living Status of the Middle Aged and Elderly in Taiwan - Chinese-English Questionnaire(B): Survey of Those Over 67 Years of Age." Elderly in Asia Report No. 98-50. 4 1998. Abstract.