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Perspectives on the economics of aging

Author: David A Wise
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2004.
Series: National Bureau of Economic Research conference report.
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This book investigates several important issues in the economics of aging, including the accumulation of wealth and the relationship between health and financial prosperity. Examining the changes in savings behavior and investment priorities in the United States over the past few decades, contributors to the volume point to a dramatic shift from employer-managed, defined benefit pensions to employee-controlled  Read more...
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Perspectives on the economics of aging.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2004
(DLC) 2004041253
(OCoLC)54446241
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David A Wise
ISBN: 9780226903286 0226903281 9780226903057 0226903052
OCLC Number: 190963927
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 539 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: The transition to personal accounts and increasing retirement wealth: macro- and microevidence / James M. Poterba, Steven F. Venti, David A. Wise. Comment: Sylvester J. Schieber --
For better or for worse: default effects and 401(k) savings behavior --
James J. Choi, David Laibson, Brigitte C. Madrian, Andrew Metrick. Comment: James M. Poterba --
Aging and housing equity: another look / Steven F. Venti, David A. Wise. Comment: Jonathan Skinner --
Intergenerational transfers and savings behavior / Jeffrey R. Brown, Scott J. Weisbenner. Comment: Alan J. Auerbach --
Wealth portfolios in the United Kingdom and the United States / James Banks, Richard Blundell, James P. Smith. Comment: John B. Shoven --
Mortality, income, and income inequality over time in Britain and the United States / Angus Deaton, Christina Paxson. Comment: James Banks --
Does money protect health status? evidence from South African pensions / Anne Case. Comment: Robert T. Jensen --
Socioeconomic status, nutrition, and health among the elderly / Robert T. Jensen. Comment David M. Cutler --
Changes in the age distribution of mortality over the twentieth century / David M. Cutler, Ellen Meara --
Area differences in utilization of medical care and mortality among U.S. elderly / Victor R. Fuchs, Mark McClellan, Jonathan Skinner. Comment: Joseph P. Newhouse --
Healthy, wealthy, and wise? tests for direct causal paths between health and socioeconomic status / Peter Adams, Michael D. Hurd, Daniel McFadden, Angela Merrill, Tiago Ribeiro. Comment: James M. Poterba.
Series Title: National Bureau of Economic Research conference report.
Responsibility: edited by David A. Wise.

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