Specialization: Aging and Health Main Thematic Areas Trends in Aging and Health



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Specialization: Aging and Health
Main Thematic Areas


  1. Trends in Aging and Health

  2. Race/Ethnic and Nativity differentials in health and aging

  3. Gender differentials in health and aging

  4. SES and Health among the Aging Population


  1. Trends in Aging and Health




  1. Cai, Liming, and Lubitz, James. 2007. “Was There Compression of Disability for Older Americans From 1992 to 2003?” Demography 44(3).




  1. Crimmins, E. M. and Y. Saito. 2001. "Trends in Healthy Life Expectancy in the United States, 1970-1990: Gender, Racial, and Educational Differences." Social Science and Medicine 52:1629-1641.



  1. Crimmins, E.M. 2004. “Trends in the Health of the Elderly.” Annual Review of Public Health 25(1):79-98.



  1. Crimmins, Eileen M., Mark D. Hayward, and Yasuhiko Saito. 1994. “Changing Mortality and Morbidity Rates and the Health Status and Life Expectancy of the Older Population.” Demography 31(1):159-175.




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



  1. Fuller-Thomson, E., Yu, B., Nuru-Jeter, A., Guralnik, J. M., & Minkler, M. (2009). Basic ADL Disability and Functional Limitation Rates Among Older Americans From 2000-2005: The End of the Decline? The Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, 64A, 1333-1336




  1. Lin, S., Finch, B.K., Beck, A.N., Hummer, R.A., & Masters R.K. (2012). “Trends in U.S. Older Adult Disability: Exploring Age, Period, and Cohort Effects.”




  1. Lynch, Scott M., J. Scott Brown, and Miles G. Taylor. “Demography of Disability.” In International Handbook of Population Aging, edited by Peter Uhlenberg, 567–582. International Handbooks of Population 1. Springer Netherlands, 2009.



  1. Martin, L. G., Freedman, V. A., Schoeni, R. F., & Andreski, P. M. (2010). Trends In Disability And Related Chronic Conditions Among People Ages Fifty To Sixty-Four. Health Affairs, 29(4), 725 -731.




  1. Schoeni, Robert F., and Mary Beth Ofstedal. “Key Themes in Research on the Demography of Aging.” Demography 47, no. 1 (March 1, 2010): S5–S15.




  1. Seeman, T. E., Merkin, S. S., Crimmins, E. M., & Karlamangla, A. S. (2010). Disability Trends Among Older Americans: National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys, 1988-1994 and 1999-2004. Am J Public Health, 100(1), 100-107.




  1. Singh, G. K., & Hiatt, R.A. (2006). “Trends and Disparities in Socioeconomic and Behavioural Characteristics, Life Expectancy, and Cause-specific Mortality of Native-born and Foreign-born Populations in the United States, 1979–2003.” International Journal of Epidemiology 35(4), 913-919.



  1. Race/Ethnic and Nativity Differences in Health and Aging




  1. Akresh, I.R., and R. Frank. 2008. "Health Selection among New Immigrants." American Journal of Public Health, 98(4)




  1. Brown, Tyson H., Angela M. O’Rand, and Daniel E. Adkins. 2012. “Race-Ethnicity and Health Trajectories Tests of Three Hypotheses Across Multiple Groups and Health Outcomes.” Journal of Health and Social Behavior 53 (3) (September 1): 359–377.




  1. Cantu, Philip A., Mark D. Hayward, Robert A. Hummer, and Chi-tsun Chiu 2013. “New Estimates of Racial/Ethnic Differences in Life Expectancy with Chronic Morbidity and Functional Loss: Evidence from the National Health Interview Survey.” Journal of Cross Cultural Gerontology 28: 283-297




  1. Cho, Y., & Hummer, R.A. (2001). Disability Status Differentials across Fifteen Asian and Pacific Islander Groups and the Effect of Nativity and Duration of Residence in the U.S. Social Biology, 48, 171-195




  1. Crimmins, E.M., M.D. Hayward, and T. Seeman. 2004. "Race/Ethnicity, Socioeconomic Status and Health." Pp. 310-352 in Critical Perspectives on Racial and Ethnic Differences in Health in Later Life, edited by N.B. Anderson, R.A. Bulatao, and B. Cohen. Washington, DC: National Academy Press.




  1. Elo, I. T., Mehta, N. K., & Huang, C. (2011). Disability Among Native-born and Foreign-born Blacks in the United States. Demography, 48, 241-265.




  1. Farmer, Melissa M. , Kenneth F. Ferraro. 2005. Are racial disparities in health conditional on socioeconomic status?, SOCIAL SCIENCE & MEDICINE 60(1): 191-204

  2. Geronimus, A., Bound, J., Waidmann, T., Colen, C., & Steffick, D. (2001). “Inequality in Life Expectancy, Functional Status, and Active Life Expectancy across Selected Black and White Populations in the United States.” Demography 38 (2), pp 227–251.




  1. Haas, S.A., P.M. Krueger, and L. Rohlfsen. (2012). "Race/ethnic and nativity disparities in later life physical performance: the role of health and socioeconomic status over the life course." J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 67(2):238-248.




  1. Hamilton, T.G., and Hummer, R.A.. (2012). “Immigration and the Health of U.S. Black Adults: Does Country of Origin Matter?” Social Science and Medicine 73: 1551-1560.




  1. Hayward, M. D., & Heron, M. (1999). Racial Inequality in Active Life among Adult Americans. Demography, 36, 77-91.




  1. Hayward, M., E. Crimmins, T. Miles, and Y. Yu. 2000. "The Significance of Socioeconomic Status in Explaining the Racial Gap in Chronic Health Conditions." American Sociological Review 65:910-930




  1. Hayward, M.D., Hummer, R.A., Chiu, C. Gonzales, C., &Wong, R. (2012). "Does the Hispanic Paradox in Mortality Extend to Disability?" PRPR.




  1. Huang, C., Mehta, N.K., Elo, I.T., Cunningham S.A., Stephenson R., Williamson, D.F., & Venkat Narayan, K.M., (2011). Region of Birth and Disability among Recent U.S. Immigrants: Evidence from the 2000 Census. Population Research and Policy Review, 30, 399–418




  1. Hummer, Robert A. 1996. "Black-White Differences in Health and Mortality: A Review and Conceptual Model." Sociological Quarterly 37:105-125.




  1. Hummer, R. A., & Chinn, J. J. (2011). Race/Ethnicity and U.S. Adult Mortality. Du Bois Review: Social Science Research on Race, 8(01), 5-24.




  1. Hummer, R.A., Benjamins, M.R., & Rogers, R.G. (2004). Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health and Mortality among the U.S. Elderly Population. In N.B. Anderson, R.A. Bulatao & B. Cohen (Eds.), Critical Perspectives On Racial And Ethnic Differences In Health In Late Life (pp. 53-89). National Academic Press




  1. Jasso, G., D.S. Massey, M.R. Rosenzweig, and J.P. Smith. 2004. "Immigrant Health-Selectivity and Acculturation. " Pp. 227-266 in N. B. Anderson, R. A. Bulatao, and B. Cohen (eds.), Critical Perspectives on Racial and Ethnic Differences in Health in Late Life. Washington, DC: National Academy Press.




  1. Kelley-Moore, Jessica A., and Kenneth F. Ferraro. 2004. “The Black/White Disability Gap: Persistent Inequality in Later Life?” The Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences 59 (1) (January 1): S34–S43.




  1. Markides, K. S., & Eschbach, K. (2005). “Aging, Migration, and Mortality: Current Status of Research on the Hispanic Paradox.” The Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences 60, Special Issue 2 (68–S75).




  1. Markides, K. S., Eschbach, K., Ray, L. A., & Peek, M. K. (2007). Census Disability Rates Among Older People by Race/Ethnicity and Type of Hispanic Origin. In J. L. Angel & K. E. Whitfield (Eds.), The Health of Aging Hispanics (pp. 26-39). New York, NY: Springer New York.




  1. Markides, K.S., and K. Eschbach. 2011. “Hispanic Paradox in Adult Mortality in the United States.” Chapter 11 (pp. 227-240) in International Handbook of Adult Mortality, edited by R. Rogers and E. Crimmins. Springer. Duplicate




  1. Masters, Ryan K. 2012. “Uncrossing the US Black-White Mortality Crossover: The Role of Cohort Forces in Life Course Mortality Risk.” Demography 49: 773–796. (added)




  1. Mehta, N.K., Sudharsanan, N., Elo, I.T. Forthcoming. Race/ethnicity and Disability among Older Americans. In Handbook of Minority Aging, eds. Whitfield, Keith and Tamara Baker. Springer




  1. Mutchler, Jan E., Archana Prakash, and Jeffrey A. Burr. “The Demography of Disability and the Effects of Immigrant History: Older Asians in the United States.” Demography 44, no. 2 (May 1, 2007): 251–263. doi:10.1353/dem.2007.0015.




  1. Peek, M. Kristen, Kenneth J Ottenbacher, Kyriakos S Markides, and Glenn V Ostir. “Examining the Disablement Process Among Older Mexican American Adults.” Social Science & Medicine 57, no. 3 (August 2003): 413–425.




  1. Warner, D.F.& T.H. Brown. (2011). "Understanding how race/ethnicity and gender define age-trajectories of disability: An intersectionality approach." Social science & medicine 72(8), 1236-1248.




  1. Williams, D.R., and M. Sternthal. (2010). Understanding Racial-ethnic Disparities in Health: Sociological Contributions. Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 51, S15-S28.



  1. Gender Differences in Health and Aging



  1. Case, Anne C., and Christina Paxson. “Sex Differences in Morbidity and Mortality.” Demography 42, no. 2 (May 2005): 189–214.




  1. de Leon, C.F.M., Gold, D.T., Glass, T.A., Kaplan, L., & George, L.K. (2001). Disability as a function of social networks and support in elderly African Americans and whites: The Duke EPESE 1986-1992. Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences, 56B, S179S190. (added from day 1)

  2. Dupre, Matthew E., Audrey N. Beck, and Sarah o. Meadows. 2009. "Marital Trajectories and Mortality among US Adults." American Journal of Epiemiology 170 (5):546-555. (added from day 1)




  1. Hardy, R., and D. Kuh. 2002. “Does Early Growth Influence Timing of the Menopause? Evidence from a British Birth Cohort.” Human Reproduction 17 (9) (September 1): 2474–2479




  1. Hughes, Mary Elizabeth, and Linda J. Waite. 2009. "Marital Biography and Health at Mid-Life." Journal of Health and Social Behavior 50:344-358. (added from day 1)




  1. Kawachi, Ichiro, Bruce P. Kennedy, and Roberta Glass. 1999. "Social Capital and Self-Rated Health: A Contextual Analysis." American Journal of Public Health 89:1187-1193. (added from day 1)




  1. Liu, Hui, and Debra J. Umberson. 2008. "The Times They Are a Changin': Marital Status and Health Differentials from 1972 to 2003." Journal of Health and Social Behavior 49:239-253. (added from day 1)




  1. Macintyre, Sally, Kate Hunt, and Helen Sweeting. 1996. “Gender Differences in Health: Are Things Really as Simple as They Seem?” Social Science & Medicine 42 (4) (February): 617–624.




  1. McFarland, Michael J., Mark D. Hayward, and Dustin Brown. 2013. "The Effect of Social Relationships on Psychological Well-Being: Are Men and Women really So Different?" Journal of Marriage and Family 75:363-380. (added from day 1)




  1. Nathanson, Constance A., and Alan D. Lopez. “The Future of Sex Mortality Differentials in Industrialized Countries: A Structural Hypothesis.” Population Research and Policy Review 6, no. 2 (1987): 123–136.




  1. Read, J. G., & Gorman, B. K. (2006). Gender inequalities in US adult health: The interplay of race and ethnicity. Social Science & Medicine, 62(5), 1045-1065.




  1. Rogers, Richard G. et al. 2010. “ Social, Behavioral, and Biological Factors and Sex Differences in Mortality. “ Demography. 47: 555-578.




  1. Umberson, Debra, Meichu D. Chen, James S. House, Kristine Hopkins, and Ellen Slaten. 1996. "I’ve Got You Under My Skin: Marital Biography and Biological Risk." Journal of Marriage and Family 75:363-380. (added from day 1)




  1. Umberson, Debra, Kristi Williams, Daniel A. Powers, Hui Liu, and Belinda Needham. 2006. "You Make Me Sick: Marital Quality and Health over the Life Course." Journal of Health and Social Behavior 47:1-16. (added from day 1)




  1. Umberson, Debra and Jennifer Karas Montez (2010). “Social relationships and health: A flashpoint for public policy.” Journal of Health and Social Behavior 51: S54-S66. (added from day 1)




  1. Verbrugge, Lois M. “Gender and Health: An Update on Hypotheses and Evidence.” Journal of Health and Social Behavior 26, no. 3 (September 1, 1985): 156–182.




  1. Williams, Kristi, and Debra Umberson. 2004. "Marital Status, Marital Transitions, and Health: A Gendered Life Course Perspective." Journal of Health and Social Behavior 45:81-98.rt Marriage anrt: Marriage and




  1. Zhang, Z. and M.D. Hayward. 2006. "Gender, the Marital Life Course, and Cardiovascular Health in Late Midlife." Journal of Marriage and the Family 68:639-657. (added from day 1)



  1. SES & Health among the Aging Population



  1. Brown, Dustin C., Mark D. Hayward, Jennifer Karas Montez, Robert A. Hummer, Chi-Tsun Chiu, and Mira M. Hidajat. 2012. “The Significance of Education for Mortality Compression in the United States.” Demography 49 (3) (August 1): 819–840.




  1. Chang, Virginia W., and Diane S. Lauderdale. 2009. "Fundamental Cause Theory, Technological Innovation, and Health Disparities: The Case of Cholesterol in the Era of Statins." Journal of Health and Social Behavior 50:245-260. (added from day 1)




  1. Demakakos, Panayotes, James Nazroo, Elizabeth Breeze, and Michael Marmot. 2008. "Socioeconomic status and health: The role of subjective social status." Social Science & Medicine 67:330-340. (added from day 1)




  1. Dupre, M.E. 2007. "Educational Differences in Age-Related Patterns of Disease: Reconsidering the Cumulative Disadvantage and Age-As-Leveler Hypotheses." Journal of Health and Social Behavior 48:1-15.(added from day 1)




  1. House, J. S., P.M. Lantz, P. and Herd. 2005. “Continuity and Change in the Social Stratification of Aging and Health Over the Life Course: Evidence from a Nationally Representative Longitudinal Study from 2986 to 2001/2 (Americans’ Changing Lives Study).” Journal of Gerontology SS 60B (Special Issue II):15-26




  1. House, J.S., J.M. Lepkowski, A.M. Kinney, R.P. Mero, R.C. Kessler, and R.A. Herzog. 1994. "The Social Stratification of Aging and Health." Journal of Health and Social Behavior 35:213-234.




  1. House, James S., Ronald C. Kessler, and A. Regula Herzog. “Age, Socioeconomic Status, and Health.” The Milbank Quarterly 68, no. 3 (January 1, 1990): 383–411.

  2. Lantz, Paula M., John W. Lynch, James S. House, James M. Lepkowski, Richard P. Mero, Marc A. Musick, David R. Williams. 2001. "Socioeconomic disparities in health change in a longitudinal study of US adults: the role of health-risk behaviors." Social Science & Medicine 53:29-40. (added from day 1)




  1. Lynch, Scott M. 2003. "Cohort and Life-Course Patterns in the Relationship between Education and Health: A Hierarchical Approach." Demography 40:309-331. (added from day 1)




  1. Masters, Ryan, Robert Hummer, and Daniel Powers. (2012) Educational differences in U.S. Adult Mortality: A Cohort Perspective. American Sociological Review. (added from day 1)




  1. Miech, Richard, Fred Pampel, Jinyoung Kim, and Richard G. Rogers. 2011. The enduring association between education and mortality: The role of widening and narrowing disparities. American Sociological Review 76(6): 913-934. (added from day 1)




  1. Mirowsky, John, and Catherine E Ross. 2003. Education, Social Status, and Health. New York: Aldine de Gruyter. (added from day 1)




  1. Mirowsky, John, and Catherine E. Ross. 2007. "Creative Work and Health." Journal of Health & Social Behavior 48:385-403. (added from day 1)




  1. Montez, Jennifer Karas, Robert Hummer, and Mark Hayward. (2012). “Educational attainment and adult mortality in the United States: A systematic analysis of functional form.” Demography. (added from day 1)




  1. Moore, D.E.and M.D. Hayward. 1990. "Occupational Careers and Mortality of Elderly Men." Demography 27:31-53.

  2. Pampel, Fred C., and Richard G. Rogers. 2004. "Socioeconomic Status, Smoking, and Health: A Test of Competing Theories of Cumulative Advantage." Journal of Health and Social Behavior 45:306-321. (added from day 1)




  1. Ross, Catherine E., Ryan K. Masters, and Robert A. Hummer. 2012. “Education and the Gender Gaps in Health and Mortality.” Demography 49 (4) (November 1): 1157–1183. (added from day 1)




  1. Ross, Catherine E., and John Mirowsky. 2000. "Does Medical Insurance Contribute to Socioeconomic Differentials in Health?" The Milbank Quarterly 78:291-321. (added from day 1)




  1. Ross, Catherine E., and John Mirowsky. 2010. "Gender and the Health Benefits of Education." Sociological Quarterly 51:1-19. (added from day 1)




  1. Seeman, Teresa, Sharon S. Merkin, Eileen Crimmins, Brandon Koretz, Susan Charette, and Arun Karlamangla Lachman, P. A. Tun, and A. S. Karlamangla. 2008. “Education, income and ethnic differences in cumulative biological risk profiles in a national sample of US adults: NHANES III (1988-1994).” Social Science & Medicine 66: 72-87. (added from day 1)




  1. Schoeni, R. F., Martin, L. G., Andreski, P. M., & Freedman, V. A. (2005). Persistent and Growing Socioeconomic Disparities in Disability Among the Elderly: 1982-2002. Am J Public Health, 95(11), 2065-2070.




  1. Smith, J., and Kington, R. (1997). “Demographic and Economic Correlates of Health in Old Age.” Demography 34(1): 159–170.


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