Journal article

Testing Age Differences in the links between Recent Financial Difficulties and Cognitive Deficits: Longitudinal Evidence from the PATH Through Life Study.

Kim M Kiely, Kaarin J Anstey, Peter Butterworth

Journal of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences | Gerontological Society of America | Published : 2021


OBJECTIVE: This study investigates whether the within-person associations between a recent major financial crisis and deficits in cognitive performance vary across the lifecourse. METHOD: Four waves of data from 7442 participants (49% men) spanning 12-years and comprising three narrow age birth cohorts (baseline age: 20-25, 40-45, and 60-65) were drawn from a representative prospective survey from Canberra, Australia (1999-2014). Cognitive performance was assessed by the California Verbal Leaning Test (CVLT) immediate recall trails, Symbol Digit Modalities Test (SDMT), Backwards Digitspan (BDS), and Trail Making Test B (TMT B). A single item from the Threatening Life Experiences Questionnair..

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