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Themes in 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, 2001Description: IX, 402 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780226902845; 0226902846.SAPHIR theme(s): Économie de la santé | Personnes âgées - VieillesseMeSH subject(s): Aged | Economics | Retirement | Socioeconomic Factors | Insurance, Health | Insurance, Health -- economics | United States | CongressesPUBLICATION TYPE SAPHIR: MonographSummary: [Contents] Part I - Personal retirement plans. 1. Pre-retirement cashouts and foregone retirement saving: implications for 401(k) asset accumulation. 2. The personal security account 2000 plan, market outcomes, and risk. 3. Are the elderly really over-annuitized? New evidence on life insurance and bequests. Part II - Wealth and health 4. Mortality, education, income, and inequality among American cohorts. 5. Predictors of mortality among the elderly. Part III - Health care. 6. Trends in medicare spending near the end of life. 7. The concentration of medical spending: an update. 8. The sources of cost difference in health insurance plans: a decomposition analysis. Part IV - Social security provisions and retirement. 9. Incentive effects of social security under an uncertain disability option.10. Social security incentives for retirement. Part V - Bequests and dissaving. 11. Anticipated and actual bequests
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This volume consists of papers presented at a conference held at Carefree, Arizona in May 1999

[Contents] Part I - Personal retirement plans. 1. Pre-retirement cashouts and foregone retirement saving: implications for 401(k) asset accumulation. 2. The personal security account 2000 plan, market outcomes, and risk. 3. Are the elderly really over-annuitized? New evidence on life insurance and bequests. Part II - Wealth and health 4. Mortality, education, income, and inequality among American cohorts. 5. Predictors of mortality among the elderly. Part III - Health care. 6. Trends in medicare spending near the end of life. 7. The concentration of medical spending: an update. 8. The sources of cost difference in health insurance plans: a decomposition analysis. Part IV - Social security provisions and retirement. 9. Incentive effects of social security under an uncertain disability option.10. Social security incentives for retirement. Part V - Bequests and dissaving. 11. Anticipated and actual bequests