Themes in the Economics of Aging

David A. Wise, editor

Published in January 2001 by University of Chicago Press
© 2001 by the National Bureau of Economic Research
in NBER Book Series - The Economics of Aging

NBER Program(s):AG, PE, HC

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368 pages
ISBN: 0-226-90284-6

Table of Contents

Front matter: David A. Wise (p. -10 - 0) (bibliographic info) (download)
Introduction: David A. Wise (p. 1 - 20) (bibliographic info) (download)
I Personal Retirement Plans: (p. 21 - 22) (bibliographic info) (download)
1. Preretirement Cashouts and Foregone Retirement Saving: Implications for 401(k) Asset Accumulation : James M. Poterba, Steven F. Venti (p. 23 - 58) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
2. The Personal Security Account 2000 Plan, Market Outcomes, and Risk: Sylvester Schieber, John B. Shoven (p. 59 - 90) (bibliographic info) (download)
3. Are the Elderly Really Over-Annuitized? New Evidence on Life Insurance and Bequests : Jeffrey Brown (p. 91 - 126) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
II Wealth and Health: (p. 127 - 128) (bibliographic info) (download)
4. Mortality, Education, Income, and Inequality among American Cohorts: Angus S. Deaton, Christina Paxson (p. 129 - 170) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
5. Predictors of Mortality among the Elderly: Michael D. Hurd, Daniel McFadden, Angela Merrill (p. 171 - 198) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
III Health Care: (p. 199 - 200) (bibliographic info) (download)
6. Trends in Medicare Spending Near the End of Life: Jeffrey Geppert, Mark B. McClellan (p. 201 - 216) (bibliographic info) (download)
7. The Concentration of Medical Spending: An Update: David M. Cutler, Ellen Meara (p. 217 - 240) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
8. The Sources of Cost Difference in Health Insurance Plans: A Decomposition Analysis: Matthew Eichner, Mark McClellan, David A. Wise (p. 241 - 278) (bibliographic info) (download)
IV Social Security Provisions and Retirement: (p. 279 - 280) (bibliographic info) (download)
9. Incentive Effects of Social Security under an Uncertain Disability Option: Axel H. Boersch-Supan (p. 281 - 310) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
10. Social Security Incentives for Retirement: Courtney Coile, Jonathan Gruber (p. 311 - 354) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
V Bequests and Dissaving: (p. 355 - 356) (bibliographic info) (download)
11. Anticipated and Actual Bequests : Michael D. Hurd, James P. Smith (p. 357 - 392) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
Contributors: (p. 393 - 394) (bibliographic info) (download)
Author Index: (p. 395 - 398) (bibliographic info) (download)
Subject Index: (p. 399 - 402) (bibliographic info) (download)
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