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

By David A. Wise

ISBN-10: 0226903028

ISBN-13: 9780226903026

ISBN-10: 0226903206

ISBN-13: 9780226903200

This quantity provides cutting edge study on problems with significance to the future health of older folks: exertions marketplace habit, future health care, housing and dwelling preparations, and saving and wealth.Specific issues comprise the impression of work marketplace rigidities at the employment of older staff; the influence on retirement of the provision of continuation assurance advantages; and the effect of the possible check procedure (PPS) on emerging Medicare expenditures. additionally thought of are the consequences of health and wellbeing and wealth on residing association judgements; the motivation results of employer-provided pension plans; the measure of substitution among 401(k) plans and different employer-provided retirement saving preparations; and the level to which housing wealth determines how a lot the aged shop and consume.Two ultimate reports use simulations that describe the results of stylized fiscal versions of habit one of the aged. This well timed quantity may be of curiosity to somebody all in favour of the economics of getting older.

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Average wage rates fell by 18%, according to a survey of eighteen hundred retirees from three large corporations (Morse, Dutka, and Gray 1983). In the NBS the wage rates of men who continued to work after initial receipt of Social Security benefits fell by about 50% (Iams 1987). 10 has some details of the change in wage rates at a job change. 50. It appears, therefore, that if someone can reduce hours on the career job, the wage rate can be expected to remain about the same. Almost half of those who changed to a new full-time job had roughly constant wage rates, but the percentage having a wage loss (42%) is much greater than the percentage having a wage gain.

A conclusion that is consistent with the evidence is that most jobs are fulltime jobs, and although there is some variation by occupation and industry, the jobs have little flexibility. Workers choose jobs early in their careers according to what will be important to them during their work lives: the type of work, wages, benefits, promotion possibilities, and so forth. It may be that different jobs have different hours of work, but it is rare that hours may be varied once a job has been chosen.

Quinn and Burkhauser 1990, based on a survey conducted by Louis Harris and Associates. 24 Michael D. Hurd how these affect older workers. The second is to give evidence about additional factors that primarily affect older workers. 1 Factors Affecting All Workers Many job rigidities are normal to the workplace and affect workers of all ages. They may be caused by the economic necessity to use the capital stock fully or to be able to service customers during usual business hours. An important cause of rigidities from the point of view of this paper comes from the theory of team production.

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