Investigations in the Economics of Aging
One of the most well-established relationships in the economics of aging is that between health and wealth. Yet the nature of the causal pathways in this relationship remains a topic of active study, and this relationship may also be changing as a result of aggregate population aging and a broad evolution in how people live later in life.
Building on findings from earlier editions in this NBER series, Investigations in the Economics of Aging focuses on the changing financial circumstances of the elderly and the relationship of these circumstances to health and health care. Among the topics addressed are the significance of out-of-pocket health care costs, the effects of inflation on social security, and the impact of the recent financial crisis on Americans’ well-being. Encompassing new data and advances in research methodology, the developments presented in this volume will have important implications for economies worldwide.