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Overcoming the Saving Slump: How to Increase the Effectiveness of Financial Education and Saving Programs

Annamaria Lusardi (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226497099
eISBN:
9780226497105
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226497105.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The great majority of working Americans are unprepared to face the difficult task of planning for retirement. In fact, the personal savings rate has been holding steady at zero for several years, ... More


Learning from Individual Development Accounts

Michael Sherraden and Ray Boshara (eds)

in Overcoming the Saving Slump: How to Increase the Effectiveness of Financial Education and Saving Programs

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226497099
eISBN:
9780226497105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226497105.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter argues that financial education proves to be effective when several hours and sessions of financial education are offered. One to ten hours of education is positively linked with average ... More


How do Medicare Beneficiaries with Physical and Sensory Disabilities Feel about Their Health Care?

Lisa I. Iezzoni, Jane R. Soukup, and Suzanne G. Leveille (eds)

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

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226132310
eISBN:
9780226132327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226132327.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter addresses how people with specific sensory and physical impairments perceive various aspects of their health care. The data demonstrates that the vast majority of Medicare beneficiaries ... More


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