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Redefining Retirement: How Will Boomers Fare?

Brigitte Madrian, Olivia S. Mitchell, and Beth J. Soldo (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199230778
eISBN:
9780191710971
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230778.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Pensions and Pension Management

As the leading edge of the “Baby Boom” generation in the United States reaches sixty years of age, members of this unusually large cohort born between 1946 and 1966 are poised to redefine retirement ... More


The Sufficiency of Retirement Savings: Comparing Cohorts at the Time of Retirement

Brigitte Madrian, Olivia S. Mitchell, and Beth J. Soldo

in Redefining Retirement: How Will Boomers Fare?

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199230778
eISBN:
9780191710971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230778.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Pensions and Pension Management

Assessing savings sufficiency requires detailed information on both potential retirement benefits and the characteristics of a national sample of older citizens. The analysis uses the Health and ... More


Measuring Pension Wealth

Chris Cunningham, Gary V. Engelhardt, and Anil Kumar

in Redefining Retirement: How Will Boomers Fare?

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199230778
eISBN:
9780191710971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230778.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Pensions and Pension Management

Pension wealth plays a critical role in older individuals' retirement behavior and financial security. Accordingly, the magnitude and distribution of pension wealth is important in the ongoing debate ... More


Cohort Differences in Retirement Expectations and Realizations

Brigitte Madrian, Olivia S. Mitchell, and Beth J. Soldo

in Redefining Retirement: How Will Boomers Fare?

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199230778
eISBN:
9780191710971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230778.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Pensions and Pension Management

This chapter compares retirement expectations, retirement patterns, and expectations of future work across different cohorts of the Health and Retirement Study, including the new cohort of Baby ... More


Are Baby Boomers Living Well Longer?

Brigitte Madrian, Olivia S. Mitchell, and Beth J. Soldo

in Redefining Retirement: How Will Boomers Fare?

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199230778
eISBN:
9780191710971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230778.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Pensions and Pension Management

This chapter uses the Health and Retirement Study to describe the relationship between work and health for older persons by age. It examines patterns within a given cross-section and also trends in ... More


Trends in Pension Values Around Retirement

Brigitte Madrian, Olivia S. Mitchell, and Beth J. Soldo

in Redefining Retirement: How Will Boomers Fare?

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199230778
eISBN:
9780191710971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230778.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, Pensions and Pension Management

Prior studies have had difficulty assessing the value of expected pension resources, partly because many workers cannot recollect and report their pension entitlements, and partly because dual-earner ... More


Health Insurance Patterns Nearing Retirement

Helen G. Levy

in Redefining Retirement: How Will Boomers Fare?

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199230778
eISBN:
9780191710971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230778.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Pensions and Pension Management

This chapter asks how well Baby Boomers are protected against later-life health shocks. While exposure to such shocks is relatively high, the realization of risk appears unlikely and relatively ... More


The Impact of Pensions on Nonpension Investment Choices

Brigitte Madrian, Olivia S. Mitchell, and Beth J. Soldo

in Redefining Retirement: How Will Boomers Fare?

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199230778
eISBN:
9780191710971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230778.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Pensions and Pension Management

This chapter documents the investment choices of workers outside their company pensions. The Health and Retirement Study is used to evaluate how investment patterns outside pension holdings have been ... More


Saving between Cohorts: The Role of Planning

Annamaria Lusardi and Jason Beeler

in Redefining Retirement: How Will Boomers Fare?

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199230778
eISBN:
9780191710971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230778.003.0013
Subject:
Business and Management, Pensions and Pension Management

This chapter compares the saving behavior of Early Baby Boomers (age 51-56 in 2004) and its predecessor cohort in the Health and Retirement Study (age 51-56 in 1992). Results indicate that the ... More


Retiring on the House? Cross-Cohort Differences in Housing Wealth

Julia L. Coronado, Dean Maki, and Ben Weitzer

in Redefining Retirement: How Will Boomers Fare?

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199230778
eISBN:
9780191710971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230778.003.0014
Subject:
Business and Management, Pensions and Pension Management

This chapter evaluates housing wealth and its potential role in Baby Boomers' retirement wellbeing. The Health and Retirement Survey is used to compare Boomers' wealth position to that of the ... More


The United States Longevity Insurance Market

Anthony Webb

in Securing Lifelong Retirement Income: Global Annuity Markets and Policy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199594849
eISBN:
9780191729119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594849.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Pensions and Pension Management

This chapter documents the substantial decline in traditional sources of longevity insurance, and shows that published statistics on the individual annuity market greatly overstate its size and ... More


Effects of the Economic Crisis on the Older Population: How Expectations, Consumption, Bequests, and Retirement Responded to Market Shocks

Michael Hurd and Susann Rohwedder

in Reshaping Retirement Security: Lessons from the Global Financial Crisis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199660698
eISBN:
9780191745058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660698.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Pensions and Pension Management

This chapter studies the effects of the Great Recession on the population aged 55+. Households in and near retirement have suffered sizeable losses in assets as a result of the economic crisis. There ... More


Retirement Saving and Decumulation in a Persistent Low-Return Environment

Jason J. Fichtner and Jason S. Seligman

in How Persistent Low Returns Will Shape Saving and Retirement

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198827443
eISBN:
9780191866296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198827443.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Pensions and Pension Management

The current retirement environment presents challenges, not only over the period for which interest rates remain low, but also once interest rates appreciably increase. This chapter addresses two ... More


Are Retirees Falling Short? Reconciling the Conflicting Evidence

Alicia H. Munnell, Matthew S. Rutledge, and Anthony Webb

in Reimagining Pensions: The Next 40 Years

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198755449
eISBN:
9780191816673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198755449.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Pensions and Pension Management

The National Retirement Risk Index shows that more than half of working-age households are at risk of failing to maintain their pre-retirement standard of living in retirement. In contrast, two other ... More


Aging and Housing Equity: Another Look

Steven F. Venti and David A. Wise

in Perspectives on the Economics of Aging

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226903057
eISBN:
9780226903286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226903286.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter examines the change in the home equity of older families as they age, beginning at ages just before retirement. It uses data from the Health and Retirement Study (HRS), the Asset and ... More


The Risk of Out-of-Pocket Health Care Expenditure at the End of Life

Samuel Marshall, Kathleen McGarry, and Jonathan S. Skinner (eds)

in Explorations in the Economics of Aging

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226903378
eISBN:
9780226903385
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226903385.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The chapter analyzes the magnitude, variation, persistence, and composition of out-of-pocket medical expenditures among older households. It highlights the extent to which high out-of-pocket burdens ... More


Older Adults as Consumers: An Examination of Differences by Birth Cohort

Webster Noah J., Antonucci Toni C., Yoon Carolyn, McCullough Wayne R., Fin Debra N., and Hartsell Debra L.

in The Interdisciplinary Science of Consumption

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262027670
eISBN:
9780262325387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027670.003.0015
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

The U.S. and much of the developed world are currently undergoing a demographic transition marked by fundamental changes in the age structure of the population. These changes pose a number of ... More


Intergenerational Transfers and Old-Age Security in Korea

Hisam Kim

in The Economic Consequences of Demographic Change in East Asia

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226386850
eISBN:
9780226386881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226386881.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter explains variables regarding intergenerational transfers in three Korean data sets and compares them with those in a Health and Retirement Study (HRS), which is an elderly panel data ... More


The Lifetime Risk of Nursing Home Use

Michael D. Hurd, Pierre-Carl Michaud, and Susann Rohwedder

in Discoveries in the Economics of Aging

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780226146096
eISBN:
9780226146126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226146126.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This paper estimates the lifetime risk and distribution of stays in nursing homes using 10 waves of data from the Health and Retirement Study covering the population over the age of 50. Using both ... More


Family Status Transitions, Latent Health, and the Post-Retirement Evolution of Assets

James M. Poterba, Steven F. Venti, and David A. Wise (eds)

in Explorations in the Economics of Aging

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226903378
eISBN:
9780226903385
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226903385.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter focuses on the accumulation of assets in retirement saving accounts, and the implications of retirement saving for the financial circumstances of those that will be retiring in the ... More


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