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Supply of annuities

Edmund Cannon and Ian Tonks

in Annuity Markets

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199216994
eISBN:
9780191711978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216994.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Pensions and Pension Management

This chapter examines the supply of annuities, and discusses the regulatory framework. It discusses the market share of annuity business in the UK and the risk-management of annuity contracts by ... More


Perceptions of Mortality Risk: Implications for Annuities

Eric T. Sondergeld and Matthew Drinkwater

in Pension Design and Structure: New Lessons from Behavioral Finance

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199273393
eISBN:
9780191601675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199273391.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter reviews research on how retirees and near-retirees view and manage mortality risks, and the implications for annuity buying behaviour. It is shown that the ownership of an annuity ... More


Life-course approaches to socio-economic differentials in cause-specific adult mortality

David A. Leon and Gill Walt

in Poverty, Inequality, and Health: An International Perspective

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780192631961
eISBN:
9780191723599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192631961.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter shows that socio-economic position at different stages of the life course can influence particular conditions in particular ways. Two conditions — stroke and stomach cancer — seem ... More


Physical Activity, Fitness, and Delayed Mortality

Michael J. Lamonte and Steven N. Blair

in Epidemiologic Methods in Physical Activity Studies

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195183009
eISBN:
9780199865116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183009.003.0008
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

A large amount of evidence from observational studies indicates that low levels of physical activity and cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) are associated with increased mortality risk. This chapter ... More


Chapter Chapter Changing Risks Confronting Pension Participants

Phyllis C. Borzi

in Restructuring Retirement Risks

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199204656
eISBN:
9780191603822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199204659.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

The shift from traditional employer-sponsored defined benefit pensions towards individual-account defined contribution plans involves a reallocation of risks and rewards from plan sponsors to ... More


The Value of Life

W. Kip Viscusi

in Rational Risk Policy: The 1996 Arne Ryde Memorial Lectures

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198293637
eISBN:
9780191596995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198293631.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

Individual trade‐offs between risk and money provide the economic basis for assigning a value of life to the benefits of mortality risk reduction associated with government policies. Compensating ... More


Introduction

Ichiro Kawachi and Lisa F. Berkman

in Neighborhoods and Health

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195138382
eISBN:
9780199865505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195138382.003.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This introductory chapter begins with a brief discussion of the motivations behind this book, namely, the growing trend of residential segregation, whether by class or race-ethnicity; the emergence ... More


Aggregate deprivation and effects on health

Frank J. van Lenthe

in Social Inequalities in Health: New evidence and policy implications

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198568162
eISBN:
9780191724107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198568162.003.0008
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Studies have shown an increased risk of premature mortality for people living in more deprived neighbourhoods, regardless of individual-level education, occupation or income. Similar increased risk ... More


Smoothing Sequential Data

Steve Selvin

in Epidemiologic Analysis: A Case-Oriented Approach

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195146189
eISBN:
9780199864720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195146189.003.0015
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter examines the incidence and mortality patterns of Hodgkin's disease among African-Americans during the period 1973 to 1990. The male and female mortality risk from 1973 to 1990 decreased ... More


Mortality, Childcare and Mourning

in Children Remembered: Responses to Untimely Death in the Past

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781846310218
eISBN:
9781781380482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846310218.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter focuses on la mort subie: the changing and varying risk of dying at an early age. Specifically, it deals with foetal, infant, and child mortality, that is, the risk of dying between ... More


Model Risk, Mortality Heterogeneity, and Implications for Solvency and Tail Risk

Michael Sherris and Qiming Zhou

in Recreating Sustainable Retirement: Resilience, Solvency, and Tail Risk

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780198719243
eISBN:
9780191788505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198719243.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Pensions and Pension Management

Mortality models used to assess longevity risk and retirement funding have been extended to stochastic models with trends and systematic risk. Systematic risk cannot be readily diversified in an ... More


Adjusting Government Policies for Age Inflation

John B. Shoven and Gopi Shah Goda

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/9780226754758.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter suggests that the concept of years since birth is a flawed way of measuring age and suggest four different ways of moving from nominal age (years since birth) to real age. It draws a ... More


The Alpha and the Omega of Risk: The Significance of Mortality

Michael R. Powers

in Acts of God and Man: Ruminations on Risk and Insurance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153676
eISBN:
9780231527057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153676.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter argues that the problems of risk, which form the basis for insurance and other financial services industries, all flow from the same source: the specter of mortality. Professional risk ... More


Marriage and Wealth Changes at Older Ages

Julie M. Zissimopoulos

in Lifecycle Events and Their Consequences: Job Loss, Family Change, and Declines in Health

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780804785853
eISBN:
9780804786430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785853.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter presents an examination of the impact on net worth and savings of changes in family structure at older ages. The analysis demonstrates that married couples have more wealth than ... More


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