Developments in the Economics of Aging

David A. Wise, editor

Conference held May 2005
Published in March 2009 by University of Chicago Press
© 2009 by the National Bureau of Economic Research
in NBER Book Series - The Economics of Aging

NBER Program(s):AG, HE, HC

More information on purchasing this book
ISBN: 0-226-90335-4

Table of Contents

Front matter, table of contents: David A. Wise (p. -10 - 0) (bibliographic info) (download)
Introduction: David A. Wise (p. 1 - 11) (bibliographic info) (download)
1. Lifecycle Asset Allocation Strategies and the Distribution of 401(k) Retirement Wealth: James M. Poterba, Joshua Rauh, Steven F. Venti, David A. Wise (p. 15 - 50) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
       Comment: Robert J. Willis (p. 50 - 56) (bibliographic info) (download)
2. Reducing the Complexity Costs of 401(k) Participation Through Quick Enrollment: James J. Choi, David Laibson, Brigitte C. Madrian (p. 57 - 82) (bibliographic info) (download)
       Comment: Jonathan Skinner (p. 82 - 85) (bibliographic info) (download)
3. Population Aging and Intergenerational Transfers: Introducing Age into National Accounts: Andrew Mason, Ronald Lee, An-Chi Tung, Mun-Sim Lai, Tim Miller (p. 89 - 122) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
       Comment: Andrew Samwick (p. 122 - 124) (bibliographic info) (download)
4. The Effect of Large Capital Gains or Losses on Retirement: Michael D. Hurd, Monika Reti, Susann Rohwedder (p. 127 - 163) (bibliographic info) (download)
       Comment: Courtney Coile (p. 164 - 171) (bibliographic info) (download)
5. Early Retirement, Social Security and Well-Being in Germany: Axel Börsch-Supan, Hendrik Jürges (p. 173 - 199) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
6. How Do The Better Educated Do It? Socioeconomic Status and the Ability to Cope With Underlying Impairment: David M. Cutler, Mary Beth Landrum, Kate A. Stewart (p. 203 - 248) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
       Comment: Michael D. Hurd (p. 248 - 254) (bibliographic info) (download)
7. Why Do Europeans Smoke More than Americans?: David M. Cutler, Edward L. Glaeser (p. 255 - 282) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
8. Trends in Prescription Drug Use by the Disabled Elderly: Jay Bhattacharya, Alan M. Garber, Thomas MaCurdy (p. 283 - 312) (bibliographic info) (download)
       Comment: Jonathan Skinner (p. 312 - 316) (bibliographic info) (download)
9. Health and Well-Being in Udaipur and South Africa: Anne Case, Angus Deaton (p. 317 - 349) (bibliographic info) (download)
       Comment: Amitabh Chandra (p. 350 - 358) (bibliographic info) (download)
10. The SES Health Gradient on Both Sides of the Atlantic: James Banks, Michael Marmot, Zoe Oldfield, James P. Smith (p. 359 - 406) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
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