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Studies in the Economics of Aging

Studies in the Economics of Aging is the fourth book in a series from the National Bureau of Economic Research that addresses economic issues in aging and retirement. Building on the research in The Economics of Aging (1989), Issues in the Economics of Aging (1990), and Topics in the Economics of Aging (1992), this volume examines elderly population growth and government spending, life expectancy and health, saving for retirement and housing values, aging in Germany and Taiwan, and the utilization of nursing home and other long-term care.

463 pages | 83 line drawings, 125 tables | 6 x 9 | © 1994

National Bureau of Economic Research Project Report

Economics and Business: Economics--Development, Growth, Planning, Health Economics

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
David A. Wise
1: The Impact of the Demographic Transition on Government Spending 13
John B. Shoven, Michael D. Topper, David A. Wise.
2: Methods for Projecting the Future Size and Health Status of the U.S.
Elderly Population 41
Kenneth G. Manton, Eric Stallard, Burton H. Singer.
3: Longer Life Expectancy? Evidence from Sweden of Reductions in Mortality
Rates at Advanced Ages 79
James W. Vaupel, Hans Lundstrom.
4: 401(k) Plans and Tax-Deferred Saving 105
James M. Poterba, Steven F. Venti, David A. Wise.
5: Some Thoughts on Savings 143
Edward P. Lazear
6: Pension Plan Provisions and Retirement: Men and Women, Medicare, and
Models 183
Robin L. Lumsdaine, James H. Stock, David A. Wise.
7: Demographics, the Housing Market, and the Welfare of the Elderly 225
Daniel McFadden
8: Aging in Germany and the United States: International Comparisons 291
Axel Borsch-Supan
9: Saving, Growth, and Aging in Taiwan 331
Angus S. Deaton, Christina H. Paxson.
10: Forecasting Nursing Home Utilization of Elderly Americans 365
Andrew Dick, Alan M. Garber, Thomas A. MaCurdy.
11: Policy Options for Long-Term Care 395
David M. Cutler, Louise M. Sheiner.
Contributors 443
Author Index 447
Subject Index 451

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