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Analyses in the Economics of Aging
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Analyses in the Economics of Aging

David A. Wise

Abstract

This book provides 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 arra ... More

Keywords: economics and aging, retirement savings, medical resources, health events, 401(k) plans, Medicare, disability, wealth, living arrangements, savings behavior

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780226902869
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226903217.001.0001

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David A. Wise, editor

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Introduction

David A. Wise

1 Utility Evaluation of Risk in Retirement Saving Accounts

James M. Poterba, Joshua Rauh, Steven F. Venti, and David A. Wise

2 Passive Decisions and Potent Defaults

James J. Choi, David Laibson, Brigitte C. Madrian, and Andrew Metrick

4 The Efficiency of Medicare

Jonathan Skinner Elliott S. Fisher, and John E. Wennberg

6 Broken Down by Work and Sex

Anne Case and Angus Deaton

8 Healthy, Wealthy, and Knowing Where to Live

Florian Heiss, Michael D. Hurd, and Axel Börsch-Supan

9 Institutions and Saving for Retirement

Arie Kapteyn and Constantijn Panis

10 Household Saving in Germany

Axel Börsch-Supan and Lothar Essig

12 Individual Subjective Survival Curves

Li Gan, Michael D. Hurd, and Daniel McFadden