Explorations in the Economics of Aging

David A. Wise, editor

Conference held May 2009
Published in March 2011 by University of Chicago Press
© 2011 by the National Bureau of Economic Research
in NBER Book Series - The Economics of Aging

NBER Program(s):AG, HC, HE

More information on purchasing this book
388 pages
ISBN: 0-226-90337-0

Table of Contents

Front matter, table of contents, preface: David A. Wise (bibliographic info) (download)
Introduction to "Economics of Aging": David A. Wise, Richard Woodbury (p. 1 - 19) (bibliographic info) (download)
1. Family Status Transitions, Latent Health, and the Post-Retirement Evolution of Assets: James M. Poterba, Steven F. Venti, David A. Wise (p. 23 - 69) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
       Comment: David Laibson (p. 69 - 73) (bibliographic info) (download)
2. How Does Simplified Disclosure Affect Individuals' Mutual Fund Choices?: John Beshears, James J. Choi, David Laibson, Brigitte C. Madrian (p. 75 - 96) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
       Comment: Steven F. Venti (p. 96 - 98) (bibliographic info) (download)
3. The Risk of Out-of-Pocket Health Care Expenditure at the End of Life: Samuel Marshall, Kathleen McGarry, Jonathan S. Skinner (p. 101 - 128) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
       Comment: David R. Weir (p. 128 - 131) (bibliographic info) (download)
4. Cost Growth in Medicare: 1992 to 2006: Amitabh Chandra, Lindsay Sabik, Jonathan S. Skinner (p. 133 - 157) (bibliographic info) (download)
5. The Demand for Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Coverage: Evidence from Four Waves of the Retirement Perspectives Survey: Florian Heiss, Daniel McFadden, Joachim Winter (p. 159 - 182) (bibliographic info) (download)
       Comment: Amy Finkelstein (p. 182 - 185) (bibliographic info) (download)
6. Differential Mortality by Income and Social Security Progressivity: Gopi Shah Goda, John B. Shoven, Sita Nataraj Slavov (p. 189 - 204) (bibliographic info) (download)
       Comment: Michael D. Hurd (p. 205 - 208) (bibliographic info) (download)
7. Cognition and Economic Outcomes in the Health and Retirement Survey: John J. McArdle, James P. Smith, Robert Willis (p. 209 - 233) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
       Comment: Finis Welch (p. 233 - 235) (bibliographic info) (download)
8. Aging, Religion, and Health: Angus Deaton (p. 237 - 262) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
       Comment: James P. Smith (p. 262 - 267) (bibliographic info) (download)
9. Work Disability, Work, and Justification Bias in Europe and the United States : Arie Kapteyn, James P. Smith, Arthur van Soest (p. 269 - 312) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
       Comment: Angus Deaton (p. 312 - 314) (bibliographic info) (download)
10. Is Decentralized Iron Fortification a Feasible Option to Fight Anemia Among the Poorest?: Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo, Rachel Glennerster (p. 317 - 344) (bibliographic info) (download)
       Comment: Amitabh Chandra, Heidi Williams (p. 345 - 350) (bibliographic info) (download)
11. Requiescat in Pace? The Consequences of High-Priced Funerals in South Africa: Anne Case, Alicia Menendez (p. 351 - 373) (bibliographic info) (download)
       Comment: Esther Duflo (p. 373 - 376) (bibliographic info) (download)
Indexes: David A. Wise (p. 377 - 388) (bibliographic info) (download)
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