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Intensive Medical Technology and the Reduction in Disability

David M. Cutler (ed.)

in Analyses in the Economics of Aging

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226902869
eISBN:
9780226903217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226903217.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter investigates the role of intensive medical technologies in the decline in disability among older people in the U.S. using data from the National Long-Term Care Survey. It suggests that ... More


Healthy, Wealthy, and Knowing Where to Live: Trajectories of Health, Wealth, and Living Arrangements among the Oldest Old

Florian Heiss, Michael D. Hurd, and Axel Börsch-Supan (eds)

in Analyses in the Economics of Aging

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226902869
eISBN:
9780226903217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226903217.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter examines the trajectories of health, wealth and living arrangements among older people in the U.S. It suggests that the notion that interaction of health and wealth is moderated by where ... More


Health at Older Ages: The Causes and Consequences of Declining Disability Among the Elderly

David M. Cutler and David A. Wise (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226132310
eISBN:
9780226132327
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226132327.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Americans are living longer—and staying healthier longer—than ever before. Despite the rapid disappearance of pensions and health care benefits for retirees, older people are healthier and better off ... More


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