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Perspectives on the Economics of Aging

David A. Wise


This book investigates several important issues in the economics of aging, including the accumulation of wealth and the relationship between health and financial prosperity. Examining the changes in savings behavior and investment priorities in the United States over the past few decades, it points to a dramatic shift from employer-managed, defined benefit pensions to employee-controlled retirement savings plans. Further, the legislative reforms of the 1980s and the booming stock market of the 1990s did their share to influence individual wealth accumulation patterns of Americans. The book als ... More

Keywords: aging, wealth, health status, financial prosperity, savings behavior, investment priorities, legislative reforms, economic status, pension income, mortality

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Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780226903057
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226903286.001.0001


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