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Analyses in the Economics of Aging / David A. Wise.

Publication:
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, [2007]
Series:
National Bureau of Economic Research Conference Report
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (416 p.) : 69 line drawings, 123 tables
Subjects:
Aging.
Medicare.
Older people.
Retirement income.
Social sciences.
Language:
In English.
System Details:
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
Analyses in the Economics of Aging summarizes a massive amount of new research on several popular and less-examined topics pertaining to the relationship between economics and aging. Among the many themes explored in this volume, considerable attention is given to new research on retirement savings, the cost and efficiency of medical resources, and the predictors of health events. The volume begins with a discussion of the risks and merits of 401(k) plans. Subsequent chapters present recent analysis of the growth of Medicare costs; the different aspects of disability; and the evolution of health, wealth, and living arrangements over the life course. Keeping with the global tradition of previous volumes, Analyses in the Economics of Aging also includes comparative studies on savings behavior in Italy, the Netherlands, and the United States; an examination of household savings among different age groups in Germany; and a chapter devoted to population aging and the plight of widows in India. Carefully compiled and containing some of the most cutting-edge research and analysis available, this volume should be of interest to any specialist or policymaker concerned with ongoing changes in savings and retirement behaviors.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Preface
Introduction
1. Utility Evaluation of Risk in Retirement Saving Accounts
2. Passive Decisions and Potent Defaults
3. Characterizing the Experiences of High-Cost Users in Medicare
4. The Efficiency of Medicare
5. Intensive Medical Technology and the Reduction in Disability
6. Broken Down by Work and Sex: How Our Health Declines
7. Consequences and Predictors of New Health Events
8. Healthy, Wealthy, and Knowing Where to Live: Trajectories of Health, Wealth, and Living Arrangements among the Oldest Old
9. Institutions and Saving for Retirement: Comparing the United States, Italy, and the Netherlands
10. Household Saving in Germany: Results of the First SAVE Study
11. Caste, Culture, and the Status and Well-Being of Widows in India
12. Individual Subjective Survival Curves
Contributors
Author Index
Subject Index
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 24. Apr 2020)
Contributor:
Wise, David A., editor., Editor,
De Gruyter.
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
ISBN:
9780226903217
OCLC:
781253684
Publisher Number:
10.7208/9780226903217 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.
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