This book is the fourteenth in a series of National Bureau of Economic Research volumes synthesizing complementary analyses of economics of aging research. The goal is to bring together studies that are at the forefront of research in the field. The book is divided into two sections: the first weighted more heavily toward people's changing financial circumstances as they age; and the second weighted more heavily toward people's changing health and health care. This chapter presents an overview of the chapters that follow.
Keywords: economics of aging, financial circumstances, health, health care