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U-M's Wolfers on study showing "outright hostility" toward women in economics

Savolainen links antisocial behavior in childhood to disadvantage and poverty in adulthood

Norton et al. put dollar value on relief from chronic pain for Americans age 50+

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Viewing the eclipse from ISR-Thompson

Paula Fomby to succeed Jennifer Barber as Associate Director of PSC

PSC community celebrates Violet Elder's retirement from PSC

Neal Krause wins GSA's Robert Kleemeier Award

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Senior woman signs advance directive

Advance directives and end-of-life care

10/13/2011 feature story

Using data from the HRS, Medicare claims, and the National Death Index, Lauren Nicholas, Kenneth Langa, Theodore Iwashyna, and David Weir find that advance directives specifying limitations in end-of-life care were associated with significantly lower levels of Medicare spending, lower likelihood of in-hospital death, and higher use of hospice care in regions characterized by higher levels of end-of-life spending.

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David Weir
Lauren Nicholas

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