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Explorations in the Economics of Aging

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  • Wise, David A.

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The next two decades will mark a new phase in the demographic transition of the United States as baby boomers become eligible for Social Security and Medicare. Drawing on evidence from the United States and other nations, Explorations in the Economics of Aging yields important new findings on how economic decisions by households and policy choices by governments will influence the effects of this demographic shift. It explores topics such as the implications of differential mortality rates by income on Social Security, the link between cognition and economic outcomes, and scale variations in self-reported work disability. This volume will be an important reference for economists and policymakers alike.

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This book is provided by University of Chicago Press in its series National Bureau of Economic Research Books with number 9780226903378 and published in 2011.

ISBN: 9780226903378
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  1. Kesternich, Iris & Heiss, Florian & McFadden, Daniel & Winter, Joachim, 2012. "Suit the action to the word, the word to the action: Hypothetical choices and real decisions in Medicare Part D," Discussion Papers in Economics 14124, University of Munich, Department of Economics.
  2. James M. Poterba & Steven F. Venti & David A. Wise, 2012. "The Nexus of Social Security Benefits, Health, and Wealth at Death," NBER Working Papers 18658, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.

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