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Aged. Gerontology (Social aspects). Retirement

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  • Government Spending on the Elderlyby Dimitris Papadimitriou

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 180.00

    This book examines the aging of the US population as a primary domestic public policy issue. An increase in the proportion of the elderly in the total population will potentially result in a significant growth in the number of beneficiaries in major federal entitlement programs, leading to fiscal pressures and challenges for economic growth. more...

  • The Self and Society in Aging Processesby Carol D. Ryff

    Springer Publishing Company 1999; US$ 95.00

    This volume focuses on the experience of growing old as it is linked to societal factors. Ryff and Marshall construct this "macro" view of aging in society by bridging disciplines and brining together contributors from all the social sciences. more...

  • Aging Wellby George E. Vaillant

    Little, Brown and Company 2008; US$ 9.99

    In an unprecedented series of studies, Harvard Medical School has followed 824 subjects -- men and women, some rich, some poor -- from their teens to old age. Harvard's George Vaillant now uses these studies -- the most complete ever done anywhere in the world -- and the subjects' individual histories to illustrate the factors involved in reaching... more...

  • Advances in the Economics of Agingby David A. Wise

    University of Chicago Press 2007; US$ 45.00

    This volume presents innovative research on issues of importance to the well-being of older persons: labor market behavior, health care, housing and living arrangements, and saving and wealth. Specific topics include the effect of labor market rigidities on the employment of older workers; the effect on retirement of the availability of continuation... more...

  • Aging in the United States and Japanby Yukio Noguchi; David A. Wise

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 45.00

    Japanese and American economists assess the present economic status of the elderly in the United States and Japan, and consider the impact of an aging population on the economies of the two countries. With essays on labor force participation and retirement, housing equity and the economic status of the elderly, budget implications of an aging population,... more...

  • Aging Issues in the United States and Japanby Seiritsu Ogura; Toshiaki Tachibanaki; David A. Wise

    University of Chicago Press 2007; US$ 45.00

    The population base in both the United States and Japan is growing older and, as those populations age, they provoke heretofore unexamined economic consequences. This cutting-edge, comparative volume, the third in the joint series offered by the National Bureau of Economic Research and the Japan Center for Economic Research, explores those consequences,... more...

  • Frontiers in the Economics of Agingby David A. Wise

    University of Chicago Press 2007; US$ 45.00

    As America's population ages, economic research related to the elderly becomes increasingly important to public policy. Frontiers in the Economics in Aging directs attention to four topics: the role of retirement accounts, such as IRAs and 401(k)s in personal saving; the economics of health care; new advances in research methodology; and aging... more...

  • Inquiries in the Economics of Agingby David A. Wise

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 45.00

    For over a decade, the National Bureau of Economic Research has sponsored the Economics of Aging Program, under the direction of David A. Wise. The program addresses issues that affect the well-being of individuals as they age and a society that is composed increasingly of older people. Within the next twenty years, an unprecedented proportion... more...

  • Issues in the Economics of Agingby David A. Wise

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 45.00

    This companion volume to The Economics of Aging (1989) examines the economic consequences of an increasingly older population, focusing on the housing and living arrangements of the elderly, as well as their labor force participation and retirement. more...

  • Perspectives on the Economics of Agingby David A. Wise

    University of Chicago Press 2007; US$ 45.00

    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... more...