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Research Findings In The Economics Of Aging

Research Findings In The Economics Of Aging

by David A. Wise


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780226903064
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 04/15/2010
Series: National Bureau of Economic Research Conference Report Series
Pages: 504
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

David A. Wise is the John F. Stambaugh Professor of Political Economy at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He is the area director of Health and Retirement Programs and director of the Program on the Economics of Aging at the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Table of Contents



David A. Wise

I. Disability, Work, and Retirement

1. Policies, and GDP

John B. Shoven

Comment: Erzo F. P. Luttmer

2. Work Disability: The Effects of Demography, Health, and Disability Insurance

Axel Börsch- Supan

Comment: Robert J. Willis

3. Labor Market Status and Transitions during the Pre- Retirement Years: Learning from International Differences

Arie Kapteyn, James P. Smith, Arthur van Soest, and James Banks

Comment: Michael Hurd

II. Education and Disability

4. The Education Gradient in Old Age Disability

David M. Cutler and Adriana Lleras- Muney

Comment: Anne Case

5. Social Interactions and Smoking

David M. Cutler and Edward L. Glaeser

Comment: Arie Kapteyn

6. Education and the Prevalence of Pain

Steven J. Atlas and Jonathan Skinner

III. Economic Circumstances and Health

7. Aging and Death under a Dollar a Day

Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo

Comment: Amitabh Chandra and

Heidi Williams

8. What’s Past Is Prologue: The Impact of Early Life Health and Circumstance on Health in Old Age

Anne Case

Comment: James P. Smith

9. Income, Aging, Health, and Well-Being around the World: Evidence from the Gallup World Poll

Angus Deaton

Comment: Amitabh Chandra and Heidi Williams

IV. Retirement Saving

10. The Rise of 401(k) Plans, Lifetime Earnings, and Wealth at Retirement

James M. Poterba, Steven F. Venti, and David A. Wise

Comment: Robert J. Willis

11. The Impact of Employer Matching on Savings Plan Participation under Automatic Enrollment

John Beshears, James J. Choi, David Laibson, and Brigitte C. Madrian

Comment: Daniel McFadden

12. Housing Price Volatility and Downsizing in Later Life

James Banks, Richard Blundell, Zoë Oldfield, and James P. Smith

Comment: Steven F. Venti

V. Medicare

13. The Narrowing Dispersion of Medicare Expenditures 1997 to 2005

Jay Bhattacharya, Alan M. Garber, and Thomas MaCurdy

Comment: Jonathan Skinner

14. Mind the Gap! Consumer Perceptions and Choices of Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plans

Florian Heiss, Daniel McFadden, and Joachim Winter

Comment: Amy Finkelstein


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