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What You Need to Know About the Economics of Growing Old (But Were Afraid to Ask): A Provocative Reference Guide to the Economics of Aging

edited by Teresa Ghilarducci
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Published
Notre Dame, Ind. : University of Notre Dame Press, c2004.
Language
English
ISBN
0268029636 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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Table of contents
Contents
  • The status of the elderly
  • No exit
  • Quality over quantity
  • The life expectancy of the elderly
  • Elderly poverty : higher than you think
  • Big spenders and gamblers : the elderly in debt
  • The social security system
  • Old age and social disability insurance
  • Paying your dues
  • Reaping the benefits
  • Who stands to gain
  • Redistribution of wealth
  • The freedom to work act
  • Growth of beneficiaries vs. contributors
  • Dependents : mouths to feed
  • Do the old eat the young?
  • Exploitation of Mexico
  • The economic path to old age
  • Welfare histories, welfare futures?
  • The implications of welfare dependency
  • Retirement savings habits
  • Spend, spend, spend
  • Debt
  • Annuities
  • Private pensions
  • A bias in 401(k) plans
  • Thinking ahead
  • Who's the boss?
  • Changing social norms
  • From housewife to single mother
  • Dependent no more : working women
  • Living longer
  • When the elderly work for pay
  • Church ladies becoming Wal-Mart greeters
  • Elder work and youth unemployment.
Description
xiii, 137 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. 129-133).
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