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Rethinking Social Security Claiming in a 401(k) World

James I. Mahaney and Peter C. Carlson

in Recalibrating Retirement Spending and Saving

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199549108
eISBN:
9780191720734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549108.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Pensions and Pension Management

Previous research has failed to recognize critical factors that greatly impact the discussion on when it is most beneficial to start Social Security retirement benefits. This chapter shows that the ... More


Redefining Traditional Plans: Variations and Developments in Public Employee Retirement Plan Design

Keith Brainard

in The Future of Public Employee Retirement Systems

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199573349
eISBN:
9780191721946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573349.003.0012
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management, Pensions and Pension Management

Retiree benefits for US employees of state and local governments have been traditionally paid via defined benefit (DB) plans, but this arrangement has been neither monolithic nor static. This chapter ... More


Understanding Consumption in Retirement: Recent Developments

Erik Hurst

in Recalibrating Retirement Spending and Saving

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199549108
eISBN:
9780191720734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549108.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Pensions and Pension Management

This chapter summarizes five facts from the recent literature on consumption behavior during retirement. Most importantly, it shows that there is substantial heterogeneity in spending changes at ... More


Inflation In India: What do the Data Reveal about Regional Dimensions?

P. Mohanan Pillai, N. Shanta, and K. Pushpangadan

in Growth, Development, and Diversity: India's Record since Liberalization

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198077992
eISBN:
9780199081608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077992.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

In this study, the regional variation in inflation is examined using national income deflator, wholesale price index, and consumer price indices of agricultural labour, industrial workers, and urban ... More


The True Index

S. N. Afriat

in Logic of Choice and Economic Theory

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198284611
eISBN:
9780191595844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198284616.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This is the second of five chapters about the cost of living problem and price indices, a typical area for what is understood as choice theory. It discusses the price index, which is associated with ... More


The Four‐Point Formula

S. N. Afriat

in Logic of Choice and Economic Theory

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198284611
eISBN:
9780191595844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198284616.003.0016
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This is the fourth of five chapters about the cost of living problem and price indices, a typical area for what is understood as choice theory. Together with the previous and next chapters it ... More


Price and Quantity Levels

S. N. Afriat

in Logic of Choice and Economic Theory

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198284611
eISBN:
9780191595844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198284616.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This is the first of five chapters about the cost of living problem and price indices, a typical area for what is understood as choice theory. It discusses price and quantity levels. The four ... More


Logic of Choice and Economic Theory

S. N. Afriat

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198284611
eISBN:
9780191595844
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198284616.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This book approaches various aspects of economics that have to do with choice, and the opportunity for it, such as individual and social choice, production, optimal programming, and the market. The ... More


A Review of Reviews: Ninety Years of Professional Thinking About the Consumer Price Index

Marshall Reinsdorf and Jack E. Triplett (eds)

in Price Index Concepts and Measurement

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226148557
eISBN:
9780226148571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226148571.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter provides a detailed history of the evolution of the Consumer Price Index (CPI), and a comprehensive review of the various commissions formed to study it. It reveals the long-standing ... More


Pricing Heart Attack Treatments

David M. Cutler, Mark McClellan, Joseph P. Newhouse, and Dahlia Remler

in Medical Care Output and Productivity

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226132266
eISBN:
9780226132303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226132303.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter examines price indexes for medical care, focusing on heart attacks (acute myocardial infarction). It first describes several conceptual issues related to medical care price indexes and ... More


Market Basket Economics: The Practice of Paperwork and Shopping Like an Expatriate

Heather Hindman

in Mediating the Global: Expatria's Forms and Consequences in Kathmandu

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780804786515
eISBN:
9780804788557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804786515.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

Exactly how overseas workers should be treated and compensated has been contested, with some encouraging workers to “go native” while others adopt the “as if at home” strategy. This chapter explores ... More


Fisher and Byushgens

S. N. Afriat

in Logic of Choice and Economic Theory

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198284611
eISBN:
9780191595844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198284616.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This is the third of five chapters about the cost of living problem and price indices, a typical area for what is understood as choice theory. Together with the next two chapters, it discusses ... More


Wald's ‘New Formula’

S. N. Afriat

in Logic of Choice and Economic Theory

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198284611
eISBN:
9780191595844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198284616.003.0017
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This is the last of five chapters about the cost of living problem and price indices, a typical area for what is understood as choice theory. Together with the previous two chapters, it discusses ... More


Impacts of the Indonesian Economic Crisis: Price Changes and the Poor

James Levinsohn, Steven Berry, and Jed Friedman (eds)

in Managing Currency Crises in Emerging Markets

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226155401
eISBN:
9780226155425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226155425.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter evaluates the impact of the 1997 economic crisis on the poor people in Indonesia. The analysis reveals that price increases have affected the cost of living of poor households ... More


Measuring Poverty: Issues and Approaches

Daniel H. Weinberg

in Race, Poverty, and Domestic Policy

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300095418
eISBN:
9780300129847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300095418.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter focuses on problems of measuring poverty and provides a brief historical overview of proposed remedies. It addresses key decisions to be made in developing an absolute measure of ... More


Exile and the Development of Reformed Protestantism

Andrew Pettegree

in Emden and the Dutch Revolt

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198227397
eISBN:
9780191678691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198227397.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, History of Religion

This chapter examines the role of Protestant exiles in the development of reformed Protestantism. It suggests that the settlement decisions of the exiles were influenced more by the cost of living ... More


Phantoms of Success: The Politics of Aspiration in Post-Boom Silicon Valley

Elsa Davidson

in The Burdens of Aspiration: Schools, Youth, and Success in the Divided Social Worlds of Silicon Valley

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814720875
eISBN:
9780814785065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814720875.003.0001
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This book explores the lived space of Silicon Valley by focusing on the experiences and aspirations of local youth as well as the educational, social, cultural, and political contexts that shape ... More


The Cost of Living

Nicola Amendola

in Measuring Wellbeing: A History of Italian Living Standards

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780199944590
eISBN:
9780190218850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199944590.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Despite the fact that Italy has recently celebrated the 150th anniversary of its political unification, geographical disparities stand out as a prominent characteristic of the Italian economy. In ... More


“For Me It Is about the Same”

Frans J. Schryer

in They Never Come Back: A Story of Undocumented Workers from Mexico

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453144
eISBN:
9780801455124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453144.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter determines undocumented workers' reasons for moving between U.S. states. Working conditions, the cost of living, wages, and the availability of public services vary between states, as ... More


The Courts and Other Sources of Program Growth: How the Program Expanded in a Conservative Age

Edward D. Berkowitz and Larry DeWitt

in The Other Welfare: Supplemental Security Income and U.S. Social Policy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451737
eISBN:
9780801467332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451737.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter discusses the expansion of the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) during the Reagan administration and the first year of the Bush administration. In 1983, the Congress passed the Social ... More


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