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Robert F Schoeni

Research Professor, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan
Professor of Economics and Public Policy, University of Michigan

PhD, University of Michigan
MA, Miami University

Dr. Schoeni studies labor economics, the family, aging, and welfare policy. Recent studies include the investigation of changes in old-age health status and disability, the effects of welfare reform on various outcomes, the economic consequences of workplace injuries, and poverty among older women. Dr. Schoeni also serves as Co-Director of the Panel Study of Income Dynamics. A member of the Board of Directors of the Population Association of America, Dr. Schoeni served as Senior Economist on the President’s Council of Economic Advisors, White House, 1998-1999.

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Related Publications

Martin LG, and Schoeni RF. 2014. Trends in disability and related chronic conditions among the forty-and-over population: 1997-2010. Disability and Health Journal 7(1):S4-S14.

Martin LG, Feng Q, Zeng Y, and Schoeni RF. 2014. Trends in function and activity limitations among Chinese oldest-old, 1998 to 2008. Population and Development Review 40(3):475-495.

Freedman VA, Spillman BC, Andreski PM, Cornman JC, Crimmins EM, Kramarow E, Lubitz J, Martin LG, Merkin SS, Schoeni RF, Seeman TE, and Waidmann TA. 2013. Trends in Late-Life Activity Limitations in the United States: An Update From Five National Surveys. Demography 50(2):661-671.

Martin LG, Schoeni RF, Andreski PM, and Jagger C. 2012. Trends and inequalities in late-life health and functioning in England. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 66(10):874-880.

Martin LG, Freedman VA, Andreski PM, and Schoeni RF. 2010. Recent Trends in Disability and Related Chronic Conditions among People Ages Fifty to Sixty-four. Health Affairs 29(4):725-731.

Martin LG, Schoeni RF, and Andreski PM. 2010. Trends in Health of Older Adults in the United States: Past, Present, Future. Demography 47(Special):S17-S40.

Martin LG, Schoeni RF, and Andreski PM. 2010. Challenges in estimating trends in late-life disability from the American Community Survey. Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences 65A(5):517-818.

Freedman VA, Martin LG, Cornman J, Agree E, and Schoeni RF. 2009. Trends in Assistance with Daily Activities: Racial/ethnic and Socioeconomic Disparities Persist in the U.S. Older Population. in Health at Older Ages: The Causes and Consequences of Declining Disability Among the Elderly, Editors: David M. Cutler and David A. Wise. Pp. 411-438. University of Chicago Press. (Earlier version appeared as TRENDS Working Paper 05-2.)

Martin LG, Freedman VA, Schoeni RF, and Andreski PM. 2009. Health and Functioning Among Baby Boomers Approaching 60. Journals of Gerontology Series B-Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences 64(3):369-377.

Schoeni RF, Freedman VA, and Martin LG. 2009. 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, Editors: David M. Cutler and David A. Wise. Pp. 75-102. University of Chicago Press. (Earlier version appeared as TRENDS Working Paper 05-1.)

Freedman VA, Martin LG, Schoeni RF, and Cornman J. 2008. Declines in Late-life Disability: The Role of Early- and Mid-life Factors. Social Science and Medicine 66(7):1588-1602.

Schoeni RF, Freedman VA, and Martin LG. 2008. Why is Late-life Disability Declining? Milbank Quarterly 86(1):47-87.

Freedman VA, Schoeni RF, Martin LG, and Cornman J. 2007. Chronic Conditions and the Decline in Late-Life Disability. Demography 44(3):459-477. (Earlier version appeared as TRENDS Working Paper 06-5.)

Freedman VA, Schoeni RF, Martin LG, and Cornman JC. 2007. Chronic conditions and the decline in late-life disability. Demography 44:459-477.

Martin LG, Schoeni RF, Freedman VA, and Andreski PM. 2007. Feeling Better? Trends in General Health Status. Journal of Gerontology 62:S11-S2.

Schoeni RF, Liang J, Bennett J, Sugisawa H, Fukaya T, and Kobayashi E. 2006. Trends in old-age functioning and disability in Japan, 1993-2002. Population Studies-a Journal of Demography 60(1):39-53.

Schoeni RF, Liang J, Bennett J, Sugisawa H, Fukaya T, and Kobayashi E. 2005. Trends in Old-Age Functioning and Disability in Japan: 1993-2002. TRENDS Working Paper 05-3.

Schoeni RF, Martin LG, Andreski PM, and Freedman VA. 2005. Persistent and Growing Disparities in Disability Among the Elderly: 1982-2002. American Journal of Public Health (95(11):2065-2070.)

Freedman VA, Crimmins EM, Schoeni RF, Spillman BC, Aykan H, Kramarow E, Land K, Lubitz J, Manton KG, Martin LG, Shinberg D, and Waidmann TA. 2004. Resolving Inconsistencies in Trends in Old-Age Disability: Report From a Technical Working Group. Demography 41(3):417-41.

Freedman VA, Martin LG, and Schoeni RF. 2002. Recent Trends in Disability and Functioning Among Older Americans: A Systematic Review. Journal of the American Medical Association 288: 3137 - 3146.

Schoeni RF, Freedman VA, and Wallace RB. 2002. Late-life morbidity trajectories and socioeconomic status. Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics (In Press.)

Schoeni RF, Freedman VA, and Wallace RB. 2001. Persistent, consistent, widespread, and robust? Another look at recent trends in old-age disability. Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences 56B:S206-S218.