Barbara Boyle Torrey

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Note: Center Discussion Papers are preliminary materials circulated to stimulate discussions and critical comments. This is a revised version of the paper originally written in March 1997. Abstract: The variance in the logarithms of per capita GDP in purchasing-power-parity prices increased in the world from 1960 to 1968 and decreased since the mid 1970s.(More)
The birth months of persons later diagnosed as schizophrenic were studied. Data were collected from 19 states on 53,584 schizophrenics born between 1920 and 1955. The controls were the general births in the same states for the same years. A highly significant peak in schizophrenic births was found from December to May, most marked in March and April. The(More)
OBJECTIVES The home is both older Americans' largest asset and their largest consumption good. This article employs new data on the consumption and assets of older Americans to investigate what role the home plays in the economic lives of older adults. METHODS We used 20 years of data from the Consumer Expenditure Survey to examine the asset and(More)
Between 1981 and 2001, economic inequality among groups in the general population has increased in the United States; two measures of income and consumption are used to gauge relative well-being A lan Greenspan recently stated, " There is a surprising difference between the trends in the dispersion of holdings of claims to goods and services (income and(More)
INTRODUCTION Since the 1960 s, the number of international medical graduates (IMGs) in the United States has increased significantly. Given concerns regarding the effects of this loss to their countries of origin, the authors undertook a study of IMGs from lower income countries currently practicing in the United States. METHODS The AMA Physician(More)
The authors would like to thank Jeff Thompson for suggestions and comments and Jason Abrevaya for an early conversation regarding this study. All views expressed herein are of the authors and any errors made are the sole responsibility of the authors. Abstract This study examines the relationship between salary distribution and performance using the four(More)
OBJECTIVES Public policies target a subset of the population defined as poor or needy, but rarely are people poor or needy in the same way. This is particularly true among older adults. This study investigates poverty among older adults in order to identify who among them is financially worst off. METHODS We use 20 years of data from the Consumer(More)