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Analyses within the Economics of getting older summarizes an important volume of latest learn on numerous well known and less-examined issues concerning the connection among economics and getting older. one of several subject matters explored during this quantity, huge consciousness is given to new study on retirement discount rates, the associated fee and potency of scientific assets, and the predictors of overall healthiness events.The quantity starts with a dialogue of the dangers and advantages of 401(k) plans. next chapters current fresh research of the expansion of Medicare expenditures; the various points of incapacity; and the evolution of future health, wealth, and residing preparations over the lifestyles direction. protecting with the worldwide culture of past volumes, Analyses within the Economics of getting older additionally contains comparative reviews on discounts habit in Italy, the Netherlands, and the USA; an exam of loved ones discount rates between diversified age teams in Germany; and a bankruptcy dedicated to inhabitants getting older and the plight of widows in India. rigorously compiled and containing essentially the most state of the art study and research to be had, this quantity will be of curiosity to any expert or policymaker concerned about ongoing alterations in reductions and retirement behaviors.

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The third column further tightens the selection criterion by limiting the analysis to married couple households at the time of the 2000 HRS survey. This reduces the sample size to 2,275 households. 6 22 James M. Poterba, Joshua Rauh, Steven F. Venti, and David A. Wise sample to married couples in which the husband was between sixty-three and sixty-seven in 2000. This limits the sample to only 759 households. This is a relatively homogeneous sample that we use for much of our subsequent analysis.

We focus on this group in the subsequent analysis, since this is the group that is at, or slightly older than, the typical age of re- 26 James M. Poterba, Joshua Rauh, Steven F. Venti, and David A. Wise tirement in the most recent HRS survey wave. For this group, we find the median value of a DB pension of $35,400. The mean value, $182,600, is much greater, reflecting the right skewness of the distribution of pension values. For Social Security wealth, the median ($242,000) is actually greater than the mean ($228,900), which reflects the upper limit on Social Security benefits.

3 60th percentile Social Security DB pension Other annuity Retirement accounts IRA 401(k) and other DC Other financial wealth Housing equity Other wealth SS ϩ DB ϩ other annuity ϩ other financial Total (excl. retirement accts) Total (continued ) 30 James M. Poterba, Joshua Rauh, Steven F. Venti, and David A. 5 (continued) All education levels 80th percentile Social Security DB pension Other annuity Retirement accounts IRA 401(k) and other DC Other financial wealth Housing equity Other wealth SS ϩ DB ϩ other annuity ϩ other financial Total (excl.

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