Investigations in the Economics of Aging

David A. Wise, editor

Conference held May 5-8, 2011
Published in June 2012 by University of Chicago Press
© 2012 by the National Bureau of Economic Research
in NBER Book Series - The Economics of Aging

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388 pages
ISBN: 0-226-90313-3

Table of Contents

Introduction: David A. Wise, Richard Woodbury (p. 1 - 18) (bibliographic info) (download)
1. Were They Prepared for Retirement? Financial Status at Advanced Ages in the HRS and AHEAD Cohorts: James M. Poterba, Steven F. Venti, David A. Wise (p. 21 - 69) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
       Comment: David Laibson (p. 69 - 75) (bibliographic info) (download)
2. Economic Preparation for Retirement: Michael D. Hurd, Susann Rohwedder (p. 77 - 113) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
       Comment: Robert J. Willis (p. 113 - 117) (bibliographic info) (download)
3. How Well Are Social Security Recipients Protected from Inflation?: Gopi Shah Goda, John B. Shoven, Sita Nataraj Slavov (p. 119 - 139) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
       Comment: Michael D. Hurd (p. 139 - 143) (bibliographic info) (download)
4. The Availability and Utilization of 401(k) Loans: John Beshears, James J. Choi, David Laibson, Brigitte C. Madrian (p. 145 - 172) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
       Comment: Gopi Shah Goda (p. 173 - 176) (bibliographic info) (download)
5. Dimensons of Health in the Elderly Population: David M. Cutler, Mary Beth Landrum (p. 179 - 200) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
       Comment: David R. Weir (p. 200 - 202) (bibliographic info) (download)
6. The Value of Progress against Cancer in the Elderly: Jay Bhattacharya, Alan M. Garber, Matthew Miller, Daniella Perlroth (p. 203 - 233) (bibliographic info) (download)
       Comment: Amitabh Chandra (p. 233 - 236) (bibliographic info) (download)
7. Self-Reported Disability and Reference Groups: Arthur van Soest, Tatiana Andreyeva, Arie Kapteyn, James P. Smith (p. 237 - 264) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
       Comment: David M. Cutler (p. 265 - 266) (bibliographic info) (download)
8. "Healthy, Wealthy and Wise?" Revisited: An Analysis of the Causal Pathways from Socioeconomic Status to Health: Till Stowasser, Florian Heiss, Daniel McFadden, Joachim Winter (p. 267 - 317) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
       Comment: Robert J. Willis (p. 317 - 320) (bibliographic info) (download)
9. Childhood Health and Differences in Late-Life Health Outcomes between England and the United States: James Banks, Zoƫ Oldfield, James P. Smith (p. 321 - 339) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
       Comment: Amitabh Chandra (p. 340 - 342) (bibliographic info) (download)
10. The Financial Crisis and the Well-Being of America: Angus Deaton (p. 343 - 368) (bibliographic info) (download)
       Comment: Daniel McFadden (p. 368 - 375) (bibliographic info) (download)
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