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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


Annuity Valuation, Long‐Term Care, and Bequest Motives

John Ameriks, Andrew Caplin, Steven Laufer, and Stijn Van Nieuwerburgh

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/9780199549108.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, Pensions and Pension Management

Financial security in retirement has traditionally meant having a steady flow of annuity income as long as one lives — a definition enshrined in the Social Security system. Earlier research has ... More


What Determines End-of-Life Assets?: A Retrospective View

James M. Poterba, Steven F. Venti, David A. Wise, and Brigitte C. Madrian

in Insights in the Economics of Aging

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226426679
eISBN:
9780226426709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226426709.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

We consider assets when individuals were last observed prior to death in the Health and Retirement Study (HRS) and then trace assets backwards to the age when they were first observed. We find that ... More


Trends in Pension Cash-Out at Job Change and the Effects on Long-Term Outcomes

Philip Armour, Michael D. Hurd, Susann Rohwedder, and James M. Poterba

in Insights in the Economics of Aging

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226426679
eISBN:
9780226426709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226426709.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Might the financial security of working Americans during retirement be jeopardized by their ability to cash out their pension plans when they leave a job? Federal tax rules discourage such actions, ... More


Introduction

David A. Wise (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/9780226903217.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This introductory chapter discusses the coverage of this volume which is about the economics of aging in the U.S. The chapters in this volume were presented at the National Bureau of Economic ... More


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