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Inquiries in the Economics of Aging

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 groundwork for future research in the economics of aging. Inquiries in the Economics of Aging provides a timely overview of some of the most important questions facing researchers on aging and outlines new techniques and models that may help to answer these questions. This important volume will be of great interest to specialists and policy makers as it paves the way for future analysis.
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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.

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