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Introduction

Introduction

Chapter:
(p.1) Introduction
Source:
Analyses in the Economics of Aging
Author(s):
David A. Wise
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226903217.003.0001

This introductory chapter discusses the coverage of this volume which is about the economics of aging in the U.S. The chapters in this volume were presented at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) conference held in Carefree, Arizona in May 2003. The topics covered by this volume include evaluation of risk in 401(k) plans, Medicate cost, and the efficiency and consequence of health shocks.

Keywords:   economics of aging, U.S., NBER, 401(k) plans, Medicare, health shocks, conference, Carefree, Arizona

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