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Analyses in the Economics of Aging

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  • Wise, David A.

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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.

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This book is provided by University of Chicago Press in its series National Bureau of Economic Research Books with number 9780226902869 and published in 2005.

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ISBN: 9780226902869
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Cited by:
  1. Li Gan & Tarun Sabarwal & Shuoxun Zhang, 2010. "Personal Bankruptcy: Reconciling Adverse Events and Strategic Timing Hypotheses Using Heterogeneity in Filing Types," WORKING PAPERS SERIES IN THEORETICAL AND APPLIED ECONOMICS 201008, University of Kansas, Department of Economics, revised May 2011.
  2. James M. Poterba & Joshua Rauh & Steven F. Venti & David A. Wise, 2009. "Reducing Social Security PRA Risk at the Individual Level: Life-Cycle Funds and No-Loss Strategies," NBER Chapters, in: Social Security Policy in a Changing Environment, pages 255-292 National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  3. John Beshears & James J. Choi & David Laibson & Brigitte C. Madrian, 2011. "Behavioral Economics Perspectives on Public Sector Pension Plans," NBER Working Papers 16728, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  4. Jay Bhattacharya & Alan M. Garber & Thomas MaCurdy, 2010. "The Narrowing Dispersion of Medicare Expenditures 1997 to 2005," NBER Chapters, in: Research Findings in the Economics of Aging, pages 387-407 National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.

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