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Inquiries in the Economics of Aging

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ISBN-10: 0226903036

ISBN-13: 9780226903033

Edition: 1998

Authors: David A. Wise

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For over a decade, the National Bureau of Economic Research has sponsored the Economics of Aging Program, under the direction of David A. Wise. The program addresses issues that affect the well-being of individuals as they age and a society that is composed increasingly of older people. Within the next twenty years, an unprecedented proportion of Americans will be over sixty-five. New research in the economics of aging is an essential element of understanding what the future holds for this aging population. Inquiries in the Economics of Aging presents both empirical papers that consider questions that are fundamental to public policy and more theoretical contributions that lay new…    
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Book details

List price: $72.00
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 6/22/1998
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 346
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

David A. Wise is the John F. Stambaugh Professor of Political Economy at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He is the area director of Health and Retirement Programs and director of the Program on the Economics of Aging at the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Health Insurance and the Cost of Health Care
Insurance or Self-Insurance? Variation, Persistence, and Individual Health Accounts
What Is Technological Change?
Retirement and Care of the Elderly
Lump-Sum Distributions from Retirement Saving Plans: Receipt and Utilization
Does Medicare Eligibility Affect Retirement?
Caring for the Elderly: The Role of Adult Children
Measurement, Methodological, and Data Issues
Measuring Poverty among the Elderly
The Covariance Structure of Mortality Rates in Hospitals
Household Wealth and the Elderly under Alternative Imputation Procedures
Subjective Survival Curves and Life Cycle Behavior
Cause-Specific Mortality among Medicare
Author Index
Subject Index