Analyses in the Economics of Aging (National Bureau of by David A. Wise

By David A. Wise

Analyses within the Economics of getting older summarizes a huge volume of recent examine on a number of well known and less-examined issues relating the connection among economics and getting older. among the subject matters explored during this quantity, enormous awareness is given to new examine on retirement discount rates, the associated fee and potency of scientific assets, and the predictors of well-being events.

The quantity starts with a dialogue of the dangers and benefits of 401(k) plans. next chapters current contemporary research of the expansion of Medicare bills; the several points of incapacity; and the evolution of wellbeing and fitness, wealth, and residing preparations over the lifestyles path. holding with the worldwide culture of prior volumes, Analyses within the Economics of getting older also comprises comparative experiences on reductions habit in Italy, the Netherlands, and the U.S.; an exam of loved ones discounts between diverse age teams in Germany; and a bankruptcy dedicated to inhabitants getting older and the plight of widows in India.

Carefully compiled and containing essentially the most state-of-the-art study and research to be had, this quantity may be of curiosity to any professional or policymaker concerned about ongoing adjustments in mark downs and retirement behaviors.

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4 are examples of the use of the entire distribution of retirement wealth outcomes to describe the effects of different portfolio strategies. They present information on how different portfolio strategies will affect the average level of retirement wealth, as well as its dispersion. The fraction of retirement wealth outcomes in the allstock or fifty-fifty stock/index cases that fall below the outcome in the allindex-bond case provides some insight on the risks associated with the various strategies.

10, where all nonretirement account assets reported in the HRS are included in the utility evaluation for each household. For the household with a high school education and log utility, the all-stock portfolio now has a certainty equivalent of $779,600. 4 times greater than if non-401(k) wealth consists of all HRS wealth excluding retirement accounts. This in- Utility Evaluation of Risk in Retirement Savings Accounts 45 A B Fig. 7 A, Certainty equivalents and risk aversion for households with high school or some college education, baseline equity returns, and SS ؉ DB ؉ annuity wealth; B, certainty equivalents and risk aversion for households with high school or some college education, reduced equity premiums, and SS ؉ DB ؉ annuity wealth crease in certainty equivalent wealth with larger levels of nonstochastic wealth is a feature of the constant relative risk aversion utility function.

4 Household balance sheets, Health and Retirement Survey households with final earnings, males aged 63–67 All education levels Less than high school degree High school and/or some college College and/or postgraduate Medians 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. 8 Means 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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