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Perspectives on the economics of aging [publication] /

by Wise, David A.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: A National Bureau of Economic Research conference report.Publisher: Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, 2004Description: IX, 539 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780226903057; 0226903062.SAPHIR theme(s): Économie de la santé | Personnes âgées - VieillesseMeSH subject(s): Aged | Economics | Cross-Cultural Comparison | Health Status | Retirement | Socioeconomic Factors | Aged -- statistics & numerical data | Retirement -- economics | United States | Congresses | StatisticsPUBLICATION TYPE SAPHIR: MonographSummary: [Contents] 1.The transition to personal accounts and increasing retirement wealth: macro-and microevidence. 2. For better or for worse: default effects and 401 (k) savings behavior. 3. Aging and housing equity: another look. 4. Intergenerational transfers and savings behavior. 5. Wealth portfolios in the United Kingdom and the United States. 6. Mortality, income, and income inequality over time in Britain and the United States. 7. Does money protect health status? Evidence from South African pensions. 8. Socioeconomic status, nutrition, and health among the elderly. 9.Changes in the age distribution of mortality over the twentieth century. 10. Area differences in utilization of medical care and mortality among U.S. elderly. 11. Healthy, wealthy, and wise? Tests for direct causal paths between health and socio-economic status.
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This volume consists of papers presented at a conference held at Carefree, Arizona in May 2001

[Contents] 1.The transition to personal accounts and increasing retirement wealth: macro-and microevidence. 2. For better or for worse: default effects and 401 (k) savings behavior. 3. Aging and housing equity: another look. 4. Intergenerational transfers and savings behavior. 5. Wealth portfolios in the United Kingdom and the United States. 6. Mortality, income, and income inequality over time in Britain and the United States. 7. Does money protect health status? Evidence from South African pensions. 8. Socioeconomic status, nutrition, and health among the elderly. 9.Changes in the age distribution of mortality over the twentieth century. 10. Area differences in utilization of medical care and mortality among U.S. elderly. 11. Healthy, wealthy, and wise? Tests for direct causal paths between health and socio-economic status.