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Healthy, Wealthy, and Knowing Where to Live: Predicted Trajectories of Health, Wealth and Living Arrangements Among the Oldest Old

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  • Florian Heiss
  • Michael Hurd
  • Axel Borsch-Supan

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Health, wealth and where one lives are important, if not the three most important material living conditions. There are many mechanisms that suggest that living arrangements and well-being derived from health and economic status are closely related. This paper investigates the joint evolution of the three conditions, using a microeconometric approach similar to what is known as vector autoregressions' (VAR) in the macroeconomics literature.

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Paper provided by National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc in its series NBER Working Papers with number 9897.

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