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Explorations in the Economics of Aging

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ISBN-10: 0226903370

ISBN-13: 9780226903378

Edition: 2011

Authors: David A. Wise

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The next two decades will mark a new phase in the demographic transition of the United States as baby boomers become eligible for Social Security and Medicare. Drawing on evidence from the United States and other nations,Explorations in the Economics of Agingyields important new findings on how economic decisions by households and policy choices by governments will influence the effects of this demographic shift. It explores topics such as the implications of differential mortality rates by income on Social Security, the link between cognition and economic outcomes, and scale variations in self-reported work disability. This volume will be an important reference for economists and policymakers alike.
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Book details

List price: $127.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 5/1/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 400
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.496
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
Retirement Saving
Family Status Transitions, Latent Health, and the Post-Retirement Evolution of Assets
How Does Simplified Disclosure Affect Individuals' Mutual Fund Choices?
Health Care Costs
The Risk of Out-of-Pocket Health Care Expenditure at the End of Life
Cost Growth in Medicare: 1992 to 2006
The Demand for Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Coverage: Evidence from Four Waves of the Retirement Perspectives Survey
Socioeconomic Circumstances and Health
Differential Mortality by Income and Social Security Progressivity
Cognition and Economic Outcomes in the Health and Retirement Survey
Aging, Religion, and Health
Work Disability, Work, and Justification Bias in Europe and the United States
Aging in Less Developed Countries
Is Decentralized Iron Fortification a Feasible Option to Fight Anemia among the Poorest?
Requiescat in Pace? The Consequences of High-Priced Funerals in South Africa
Contributors
Author Index
Subject Index