Research Findings in the Economics of Aging

David A. Wise, editor

Conference held May 10-13, 2007
Published in February 2010 by University of Chicago Press
© 2010 by the National Bureau of Economic Research
in NBER Book Series - The Economics of Aging

NBER Program(s):AG, LS, HE, HC

More information on purchasing this book
495 pages
ISBN: 0-226-90306-0

Table of Contents

Front matter, table of contents, preface: David A. Wise (bibliographic info) (download)
Introduction: David A. Wise (p. 1 - 14) (bibliographic info) (download)
1. New Age Thinking: Alternative Ways of Measuring Age, Their Relationship to Labor Force Participation, Government Policies, and GDP: John B. Shoven (p. 17 - 31) (bibliographic info) (download)
       Comment: Erzo F. P. Luttmer (p. 31 - 35) (bibliographic info) (download)
2. Work Disability: The Effects of Demography, Health, and Disability Insurance: Axel Börsch-Supan (p. 37 - 58) (bibliographic info) (download)
       Comment: Robert J. Willis (p. 58 - 61) (bibliographic info) (download)
3. Labor Market Status and Transitions during the Pre-Retirement Years: Learning from International Differences: Arie Kapteyn, James P. Smith, Arthur van Soest, James Banks (p. 63 - 92) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
       Comment: Michael Hurd (p. 93 - 97) (bibliographic info) (download)
4. The Education Gradient in Old Age Disability: David M. Cutler, Adriana Lleras-Muney (p. 101 - 120) (bibliographic info) (download)
       Comment: Anne Case (p. 120 - 122) (bibliographic info) (download)
5. Social Interactions and Smoking: David M. Cutler, Edward L. Glaeser (p. 123 - 141) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
       Comment: Arie Kapteyn (p. 141 - 144) (bibliographic info) (download)
6. Education and the Prevalence of Pain: Steven J. Atlas, Jonathan Skinner (p. 145 - 166) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
7. Aging and Death under a Dollar a Day: Abhijit V. Banerjee, Esther Duflo (p. 169 - 203) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
       Comment: Amitabh Chandra, Heidi Williams (p. 203 - 209) (bibliographic info) (download)
8. What's Past is Prologue: The Impact of Early Life Health and Circumstance on Health in Old Age: Anne Case (p. 211 - 228) (bibliographic info) (download)
       Comment: James P. Smith (p. 228 - 234) (bibliographic info) (download)
9. Income, Aging, Health and Well-Being around the World: Evidence from the Gallup World Poll: Angus Deaton (p. 235 - 263) (bibliographic info) (download)
       Comment: Amitabh Chandra, Heidi Williams (p. 263 - 267) (bibliographic info) (download)
10. The Rise of 401(k) Plans, Lifetime Earnings, and Wealth at Retirement: James M. Poterba, Steven F. Venti, David A. Wise (p. 271 - 304) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
       Comment: Robert J. Willis (p. 304 - 309) (bibliographic info) (download)
11. The Impact of Employer Matching on Savings Plan Participation under Automatic Enrollment: John Beshears, James J. Choi, David Laibson, Brigitte C. Madrian (p. 311 - 327) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
       Comment: Daniel McFadden (p. 327 - 335) (bibliographic info) (download)
12. Housing Price Volatility and Downsizing in Later Life: James Banks, Richard Blundell, Zoë Oldfield, James P. Smith (p. 337 - 379) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
       Comment: Steven F. Venti (p. 379 - 384) (bibliographic info) (download)
13. The Narrowing Dispersion of Medicare Expenditures 1997 to 2005: Jay Bhattacharya, Alan M. Garber, Thomas MaCurdy (p. 387 - 407) (bibliographic info) (download)
       Comment: Jonathan Skinner (p. 407 - 411) (bibliographic info) (download)
14. Mind the Gap! Consumer Perceptions and Choices of Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plans: Florian Heiss, Daniel McFadden, Joachim Winter (p. 413 - 481) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
       Comment: Amy Finkelstein (p. 481 - 484) (bibliographic info) (download)
List of contributors, indexes: David A. Wise (p. 485 - 495) (bibliographic info) (download)
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