Tuesday, March 10, 2009

New working papers from the Center for Retirement Research

The Center for Retirement Research at Boston College has released 13 new working papers. I'll have some short comments on some of them in separate posts.

Health Care, Health Insurance, and the Relative Income of the Elderly and Nonelderly by Gary Burtless and Pavel Svaton

Do Health Problems Reduce Consumption at Older Ages? by Barbara A. Butrica, Richard W. Johnson, and Gordon B.T. Mermin

Financial Hardship Before and After Social Security's Early Eligibility Age by Richard W. Johnson and Gordon B.T. Mermin

Rising Tides and Retirement: The Aggregate and Distributional Effects of Differential Wage Growth on Social Security by Melissa M. Favreault

Retirement and Social Security: A Time Series Approach by Brendan Cushing-Daniels and C. Eugene Steuerle

Evaluating Micro-Survey Estimates of Wealth and Saving by Barry P. Bosworth and Rosanna Smart

The Disappearing Defined Benefit Pension and its Potential Impact on the Retirement Incomes of Boomers by Barbara A. Butrica, Howard M. Iams, Karen E. Smith, and Eric J. Toder

The following 6 papers were completed by Sandell Grant awardees:

Sources of Support for Pension Reform: A Cross-National Perspective by Michelle Dion and Andrew Roberts

Economic Restructuring and Retirement in Urban China by John Giles

Elderly Immigrants' Labor Supply Response to Supplemental Security Income by Neeraj Kaushal

Portfolio Choice in Retirement: Health Risk and the Demand for Annuities, Housing and Risky Assets by Motohiro Yogo

Accounting for the Heterogeneity in Retirement Wealth by Fang Yang

Labor Supply Elasticity and Social Security Reform by Selahattin Imrohoroglu and Sagiri Kitao

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