Horizontal Equity, Uncertainty, and Economic Well-Being

Martin David and Timothy Smeeding, editors

Published in 1985 by University of Chicago Press
© 1985 by the National Bureau of Economic Research
in NBER Book Series Studies in Income and Wealth

NBER Program(s):PR, EFG, HE

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523 pages
ISBN: 0-226-13726-0

Table of Contents

Front matter, table of contents, prefatory note, acknowledgments: Martin David, Timothy Smeeding (p. -11 - 0) (bibliographic info) (download)
Introduction: Martin David, Timothy Smeeding (p. 1 - 6) (bibliographic info) (download)
1. Happiness, Affluence, and Altruism in the Postwar Period: Frank Levy (p. 7 - 34) (bibliographic info) (download)
2. The Impact of Changes in Income and Family Composition on Subjective Measures of Well-Being: Arie Kapteyn, Sara van de Geer, Huib van de Stadt (p. 35 - 68) (bibliographic info) (download)
3. Estimating Changes in Well-Being Across Life: A Realized vs. Comprehensive Income Approach: Richard V. Burkhauser, J. S. Butler, James T. Wilkinson (p. 69 - 90) (bibliographic info) (download)
4. Wealth, Realized Income, and the Measure of Well-Being: Eugene Steuerle (p. 91 - 124) (bibliographic info) (download)
5. Inflation Vulnerability, Income, and Wealth of the Elderly, 1969- 1979: Michael D. Hurd, John B. Shoven (p. 125 - 178) (bibliographic info) (download)
6. The Horizontal and Vertical Equity Characteristics of the Federal Individual Income Tax, 1966-1977: Marcus C. Berliant, Robert P. Strauss (p. 179 - 214) (bibliographic info) (download)
7. Measuring the Benefits of Income Maintenance Programs: David Betson, Jacques van der Gaag (p. 215 - 238) (bibliographic info) (download)
8. A Comparison of Measures of Horizontal Inequity: Robert Plotnick (p. 239 - 268) (bibliographic info) (download)
9. Rewards for Continued Work: The Economic Incentives for Postponing Retirement: Olivia S. Mitchell, Gary S. Fields (p. 269 - 292) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
10. Income, Inequality, and Uncertainty: Differences between the Disabled and Nondisabled: Robert H. Haveman, Barbara L. Wolfe (p. 293 - 322) (bibliographic info) (download)
11. Household Wealth and Health Insurance as Protection against Medical Risks: Pamela J. Farley, Gail R. Wilensky (p. 323 - 358) (bibliographic info) (download)
12. The Valuation of Environmental Risks Using Hedonic Wage Models: V. Kerry Smith, Carol C. S. Gilbert (p. 359 - 392) (bibliographic info) (download)
13. Interfamily Transfers and Income Redistribution: Donald Cox, Fredric Raines (p. 393 - 426) (bibliographic info) (download)
14. Economic Consequences of Marital Instability: Greg J. Duncan, Saul D. Hoffman (p. 427 - 470) (bibliographic info) (download)
15. Variations in the Economic Well-Being of Divorced Women and Their Children: The Role of Child Support Income: Andrea H. Beller, John W. Graham (p. 471 - 510) (bibliographic info) (download)
List of Contributors and Indexes: Martin David, Timothy Smeeding (p. 511 - 524) (bibliographic info) (download)
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