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Wealth Accumulation, Ageing, and House Prices

Francesca Bastagli and John Hills

in Wealth in the UK: Distribution, Accumulation, and Policy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199678303
eISBN:
9780191757594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199678303.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Public and Welfare

This chapter uses BHPS data to investigate how households built up wealth between 1995 and 2005. According to theory, differences in wealth-holdings across households are influenced by the life-cycle ... 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


Getting and Giving

Julia M. H. Smith

in Europe after Rome: A New Cultural History 500-1000

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780192892638
eISBN:
9780191670626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192892638.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter explores ways of accumulating and distributing a wide range of forms of material assets. The first part identifies places where wealth and power tended to cluster, situates them within ... More


Murder, Money, and Spies

Geoffrey Cubitt

in The Jesuit Myth: Conspiracy Theory and Politics in Nineteenth-Century France

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198228684
eISBN:
9780191678790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198228684.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History, History of Religion

This chapter discusses one of the prevailing images of the Jesuits made popular by the anti-jesuit movement. In this chapter, the three major generic figures from the blackened version of the Jesuit ... More


Anticipated and Actual Bequests

Michael D. Hurd and James P. Smith (eds)

in Themes in the Economics of Aging

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226902845
eISBN:
9780226903330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226903330.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter examines the role of inheritances and bequests in shaping household decisions on wealth accumulation. The chapter is organized as follows. Section 11.2 outlines a model of consumption ... More


Introduction

David A. Wise (ed.)

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/9780226903286.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This book confirms previous findings that households typically do not withdraw equity from housing to finance general consumption, but such withdrawal is more likely when a spouse dies or enters a ... More


Behind Every Great Fortune is an Equally Great Crime

Jay B. Barney and David Schmidtz

in Capitalism Beyond Mutuality?: Perspectives Integrating Philosophy and Social Science

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198825067
eISBN:
9780191863745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198825067.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability, Political Economy

This chapter examines the accuracy of the quote “behind every great fortune is an equally great crime”, attributed to Balzac. In our times great individual fortunes are generally generated via the ... More


End Game: A Gold Watch, Pat on the Back, and More

Sylvester J. Schieber

in The Predictable Surprise: Unraveling the U.S. Retirement System

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199890958
eISBN:
9780190261382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199890958.003.0022
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter examines the policy debates over Social Security retirement benefits and concerns about the economic security of retirees. It first considers the extent of retirement income security ... More


Divine Financiers: Cults as Consumers and Generators of Value

Véronique Chankowski

in The Economies of Hellenistic Societies, Third to First Centuries BC

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199587926
eISBN:
9780191804533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199587926.003.0007
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines the economic activities of sanctuaries. It assesses the manner in which activities connected with the accumulation and circulation of wealth were balanced in the sanctuaries, ... More


Dispatches from the Field: Win–Win Outcomes and the Limits of Post-Wildfire Mitigation

Gregory L. Simon

in Flame and Fortune in the American West: Urban Development, Environmental Change, and the Great Oakland Hills Fire

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520292802
eISBN:
9780520966161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292802.003.0009
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

This chapter uses radio communication transcripts from the Tunnel Fire to illuminate specific challenges experienced by residents and responders alike at the time of the event. Based on these ... More


Introduction

Torben Iversen and David Soskice

in Democracy and Prosperity: Reinventing Capitalism through a Turbulent Century

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780691182735
eISBN:
9780691188874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691182735.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book's main themes. The main argument is that over time, the advanced capitalist democratic state has paradoxically become strengthened through ... More


Experiencing Penia: The Reproduction of Poverty and the Consolidation of Wealth

Claire Taylor

in Poverty, Wealth, and Well-Being: Experiencing Penia in Democratic Athens

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198786931
eISBN:
9780191829062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786931.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines the mechanisms through which poverty was alleviated or reproduced. It explores how various measures which might be seen in terms of hardship alleviation (political pay, ... More


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