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The Rise of 401(k) Plans, Lifetime Earnings, and Wealth at Retirement

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

in Research Findings in the Economics of Aging

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226903064
eISBN:
9780226903088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226903088.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter looks at how Social Security, 401(k) participation, and other asset accumulation fit together for households with different lifetime earnings and different Social Security wealth ... More


Choice, Chance, and Wealth Dispersion at Retirement

Steven F. Venti and David A. Wise

in Aging Issues in the United States and Japan

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226620817
eISBN:
9780226620831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226620831.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

In a previous study, the authors of this chapter evaluated the extent to which the different wealth accumulation of households with similar lifetime earnings could be accounted for by random shocks, ... More


Women's incomes over a synthetic lifetime

Heather Joshi and Hugh Davies

in The gender dimension of social change: The contribution of dynamic research to the study of women's life courses

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861343321
eISBN:
9781447303824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861343321.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter discusses the effect of differences in the levels of skills, education and childbearing on the lifetime earnings of women in partnerships in the UK. Using simulated data for the earnings ... More


Medical Career Choices and Rates of Return

Sean Nicholson

in Incentives and Choice in Health Care

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262195775
eISBN:
9780262283816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262195775.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter examines whether the rates of return on medical education in general and specialty training in particular are excessive, and whether they affect career choices in medicine. It discusses ... More


Marriage and Cohabitation

Arland Thornton, William G. Axinn, and Yu Xie

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226798660
eISBN:
9780226798684
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226798684.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Population and Demography

In an era when half of marriages end in divorce, cohabitation has become more commonplace and those who do get married are doing so at an older age. So why do people marry when they do? And why do ... More


Italians Are Late: Does It Matter?

Francesco C. Billari and Guido Tabellini

in Demography and the Economy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226754727
eISBN:
9780226754758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226754758.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter explores the question of whether a late transition into adulthood reduces the lifetime economic opportunities of individuals. Italians provide a case study in economic demography. Their ... More


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