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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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  • Wise, David A. (ed.), 2011. "Explorations in the Economics of Aging," National Bureau of Economic Research Books, University of Chicago Press, number 9780226903378.
  • Handle: RePEc:ucp:bknber:9780226903378
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    1. Kesternich, Iris & Heiss, Florian & McFadden, Daniel & Winter, Joachim, 2013. "Suit the action to the word, the word to the action: Hypothetical choices and real decisions in Medicare Part D," Journal of Health Economics, Elsevier, vol. 32(6), pages 1313-1324.
    2. James M. Poterba & Steven F. Venti & David A. Wise, 2013. "The Nexus of Social Security Benefits, Health, and Wealth at Death," NBER Chapters,in: Discoveries in the Economics of Aging, pages 159-182 National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.

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