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Risk-Taking Differences Across the Adult Life Span: A Question of Age and Domain

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  • Jonathan J. Rolison
  • Yaniv Hanoch
  • Stacey Wood
  • Pi-Ju Liu

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Background. Older adults face important risky decisions about their health, their financial future, and their social environment. We examine age differences in risk-taking behaviors in multiple risk domains across the adult life span.

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  • Jonathan J. Rolison & Yaniv Hanoch & Stacey Wood & Pi-Ju Liu, 2014. "Risk-Taking Differences Across the Adult Life Span: A Question of Age and Domain," Journals of Gerontology: Series B, Gerontological Society of America, vol. 69(6), pages 870-880.
  • Handle: RePEc:oup:geronb:v:69:y:2014:i:6:p:870-880.
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