NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Family Status Transitions, Latent Health, and the Post-Retirement Evolution of Assets

James M. Poterba, Steven F. Venti, David A. Wise

NBER Working Paper No. 15789
Issued in February 2010

---- Acknowledgements -----

This research was supported by the U.S. Social Security Administration through grant #10-P-98363-1-05 to the National Bureau of Economic Research as part of the SSA Retirement Research Consortium. Funding was also provided through grant number P01 AG005842 from the National Institute on Aging. The findings and conclusions expressed are solely those of the authors and do not represent the views of SSA, any agency of the Federal Government, or the NBER. We have benefited from the comments of participants in the Conference on the Economics of Aging in May 2009, particularly our discussant David Laibson, and from two reviewers for the University of Chicago Press. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

---- Disclosure of Financial Relationships for James M. Poterba -----

I am a Trustee of the College Retirement Equity Fund (CREF) and independent director of the TIAA-CREF mutual funds (www.tiaa-cref.org).

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