Discoveries in the Economics of Aging

David A. Wise, editor

Conference held May 9-11, 2013
Published in June 2014 by University of Chicago Press
© 2014 by the National Bureau of Economic Research
in NBER Book Series - The Economics of Aging

NBER Program(s):AG, PE

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456 pages
ISBN: 0-226-14609-X

Table of Contents

Front matter: David A. Wise (bibliographic info) (download)
Introduction: David A. Wise, Richard Woodbury (p. 1 - 18) (bibliographic info) (download)
1. Evidence for Significant Compression of Morbidity in the Elderly U.S. Population: David M. Cutler, Kaushik Ghosh, Mary Beth Landrum (p. 21 - 51) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
       Comment: Daniel McFadden, Wei Xie (p. 51 - 79) (bibliographic info) (download)
2. The Lifetime Risk of Nursing Home Use: Michael D. Hurd, Pierre-Carl Michaud, Susann Rohwedder (p. 81 - 109) (bibliographic info) (download)
       Comment: David M. Cutler (p. 110 - 113) (bibliographic info) (download)
3. A Comparison of Different Measures of Health and their Relation to Labor Force Transitions at Older Ages: Arie Kapteyn, Erik Meijer (p. 115 - 150) (bibliographic info) (download)
       Comment: Steven F. Venti (p. 151 - 156) (bibliographic info) (download)
4. The Nexus of Social Security Benefits, Health, and Wealth at Death: James M. Poterba, Steven F. Venti, David A. Wise (p. 159 - 182) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
       Comment: Jonathan Skinner (p. 183 - 186) (bibliographic info) (download)
5. Understanding the SES Gradient in Health Among the Elderly: The Role of Childhood Circumstances: Till Stowasser, Florian Heiss, Daniel McFadden, Joachim Winter (p. 187 - 219) (bibliographic info) (download)
       Comment: Robert J. Willis (p. 219 - 221) (bibliographic info) (download)
6. Early Retirement, Mental Health, and Social Networks: Axel Börsch-Supan, Morten Schuth (p. 225 - 250) (bibliographic info) (download)
       Comment: Elaine Kelly (p. 250 - 254) (bibliographic info) (download)
7. Spousal Health Effects: The Role of Selection: James Banks, Elaine Kelly, James P. Smith (p. 255 - 279) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
       Comment: Amitabh Chandra (p. 279 - 281) (bibliographic info) (download)
8. Grandpa and the Snapper: The Well-Being of the Elderly Who Live with Children: Angus Deaton, Arthur A. Stone (p. 283 - 300) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
       Comment: David Laibson (p. 300 - 303) (bibliographic info) (download)
9. Expectations, Aging and Cognitive Decline: Gábor Kézdi, Robert J. Willis (p. 305 - 337) (bibliographic info) (download)
       Comment: John B. Shoven (p. 338 - 340) (bibliographic info) (download)
10. Nutrition, Iron Deficiency Anemia, and the Demand for Iron-Fortified Salt: Evidence from an Experiment in Rural Bihar: Abhijit Banerjee, Sharon Barnhardt, Esther Duflo (p. 343 - 384) (bibliographic info) (download)
       Comment: Amitabh Chandra (p. 384 - 387) (bibliographic info) (download)
11. The Diffusion of New Medical Technology: The Case of Drug-Eluting Stents: Amitabh Chandra, David Malenka, Jonathan Skinner (p. 389 - 403) (bibliographic info) (download)
       Comment: Jay Bhattacharya (p. 404 - 409) (bibliographic info) (download)
12. Who Uses the Roth 401(k), and How Do They Use It?: John Beshears, James J. Choi, David Laibson, Brigitte C. Madrian (p. 411 - 440) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
       Comment: James M. Poterba (p. 440 - 444) (bibliographic info) (download)
Indexes: David A. Wise (p. 449 - 456) (bibliographic info) (download)
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