Summer Workshop and Data
Overview and Methodology
Data and Codebooks
Research Projects and
Frequently asked Questions
This page outlines many of the analyses
that use the CLOC data. While this list is fairly comprehensive, it is not
exhaustive. Please contact the project lead for more information about a
particular project (e-mail addresses are listed at the bottom of the page).
If you would like to add a project to this webpage, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Boerner,K., Wortman, C. B., Bonanno, G. A. (2005) Resilient or at risk? A 4-year
study of older adults who initially showed high or low distress following
conjugal loss. Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 60B (2):
G. A., Wortman, C. B., Nesse,
R. M. (2004). Prospective patterns of resilience and maladjustment during
widowhood. Psychology of Aging, 19 (2): 260-271.
G. Wortman, C., Lehman, D., Tweed, R., Haring, M., Sonnega, J., Carr, D., & Nesse,
R. (2002). Resilience to loss and grief: A prospective study from preloss to 18-months postloss.
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 83 (5): 1150-1164.
M., Haley, W. E., & Small, B. J. (in press). Bereavement after caregiving or unexpected death: Effects on elderly
spouses. Aging & Mental Health.
Brown, S. (2003) Providing Social Support May be More
Beneficial than Receiving It: Results from a Prospective Study of Mortality.
Black/White Differences in Psychological Adjustment to Spousal Loss among
Older Adults. Research on Aging, 26(6): 591-622.
D. (2004). The
Desire to Date and Remarry among Older Widows and Widowers. Journal of
Marriage and Family, 66: 1051-68
Gender, Pre-Loss Marital Dependence and Older Adults’ Adjustment to
Widowhood. Journal of Marriage and Family, 66: 220-35.
D. (2003). A
'Good Death' for Whom? Quality of Spouse's Death and Psychological Distress
among Older Widowed Persons. Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 44:
D. & Utz, R. (2002). Late-life widowhood in the
United States: New directions in research and theory. Ageing International,
House, J. S., Wortman, C., Nesse,
R., & Kessler, R. C. (2001). Psychological adjustment to sudden and
anticipated spousal death among the older widowed. Journal of
Gerontology: Social Sciences, 56B(4): S237-48.
House, J. S., Kessler, R. C., Nesse, R. M., Sonnega, J., & Wortman, C.
(2000). Marital quality and psychological adjustment to widowhood among older
adults: A longitudinal analysis. Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences,
Carr, D., Utz, R., & Nesse,
R. (2006) Older Adults' Perceptions of
Intergenerational Support after Widowhood: How Do Men and Women Differ? Accepted for
publication Journal of family issues, 27:
J. & Carr. D. (2005). Parent-Child Geographic Proximity and Older
Adults’ Adjustment to Widowhood. Research on Aging, 27(5):
Prokos, A. & Keene, J. R. (forthcoming). "The Long-Term Effects of Spousal Caregiving
on Survivors' Well-Being in Widowhood." Social Science
Stroebe, W., Zech, E., Stroebe, M., & Abakoumkin,
G. (in press). Does social support help in bereavement? The impact on
vulnerability and recovery. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology.
R. L., Carr, D., Nesse, R., & Wortman, C. (2002). The effect of widowhood on older
adults' social participation: An evaluation of activity, disengagement, and
continuity theories. The Gerontologist, 42: 522-533.
Utz, R., Reidy, E., Carr, D., Nesse, R. M., & Wortman, C. B. (2004). “The Daily Consequences of widowhood:
The Role of Gender and Intergenerational Transfers on Subsequent Housework
Performance.” Journal of Family Issues 25(5): 683-712.
K. (2004). The Transition to Widowhood and the Social Regulation of Health:
Consequences for Health and Health Risk Behavior. Journal of Gerontology:
Social Sciences, 59B (6): S343–S349.
MANUSCRIPTS UNDER REVIEW
Survey Evidence of
Clinical Wisdom: Special Occasions and Grief in the Elderly Widowed.
Project Lead: John Sonnega
Predictors of Spousal Mortality: Selection into Widowhood Status.
Spousal Loss &
Depression in the Elderly: CLOC study
Project Lead: John Sonnega, Randolph Nesse, James House, Rebecca Utz,
& Deborah Carr
The process of
Bereavement: An Analysis of Depression over Time
Project Lead: John Sonnega
Consequences of Late-Life Widowhood: Does Income Loss Impact Spousal Bereavement?
Project Lead: Rebecca Utz
Please contact individual authors to learn more about a
University of Michigan - Institute for Social Research - Survey Research Center
Research Center for Group
Dynamics - Inter-University
Consortium for Political and Social Research