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by David A. Wise




This book investigates several important issues in the economics of aging, including the accumulation of wealth and the relationship between health and financial prosperity.Examining the changes in savings behavior and investment priorities in the United States over the past few decades, contributors to the volume point to a dramatic shift from employer-managed, defined benefit pensions to employee-controlled retirement savings plans. Further, the legislative reforms of the 1980s and the booming stock market of the 1990s did their share to influence individual wealth accumulation patterns of Americans.These studies also explore the relationship between health status and economic status. Considering issues like pension income and health, mortality, and medical care, contributors present evidence from the United States, Britain, South Africa, and Russia. The volume culminates with wide-ranging discussions on a number of key topics in the field including the innovations that have contributed to a decline in mortality rates; the various medical advances that have benefited populations over time; and the determinants of expenditures on health. The findings with regard to cross-sectional differences in health outcomes and health care utilization also pose troubling questions for policymakers seeking to democratize health care across regions and races.
Download Perspectives on the Economics of Aging (National Bureau of Economic Research Conference Report) epub
ISBN: 0226903052
ISBN13: 978-0226903057
Category: Other
Subcategory: Business & Finance
Author: David A. Wise
Language: English
Publisher: University of Chicago Press; 1 edition (July 10, 2004)
Pages: 392 pages
ePUB size: 1456 kb
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