Papadimitriou, Dimitri B.

Government Spending on the Elderly

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Table of contents

1. Economic Perspectives on Aging: An Overview
Dimitri B. Papadimitriou

Part I. Welfare State and the Incentives to Retire

2. European Welfare State Regimes and Their Generosity toward the Elderly
Axel Boersch-Supan, Sergio Nisticò

3. Global Demographic Trends and Provisioning for the Future
L. Randall Wray, Richard Startz

Part II. Aspects of Economic Well-being and Gender Disparities among the Elderly

4. Net Government Expenditures and the Economic Well-being of the Elderly in the United States, 1989–2001
Edward N. Wolff, Ajit Zacharias, Hyunsub Kum, Robert Haveman

5. Differing Prospects for Women and Men: Young Old-Age, Old Old-Age, and Eldercare
Lois B. Shaw, Rania Antonopoulos

Part III. Changing Patterns of Retirement Behavior

6. Working for a Good Retirement
Barbara A. Butrica, Karen E. Smith, C. Eugene Steuerle, Lucie G. Schmidt

7. Net Intergenerational Transfers from an Increase in Social Security Benefits
Li Gan, Guan Gong, Michael Hurd, Daniel L. Thornton

Part IV. Interaction between Private and Public Provisioning

8. The Changing Role of Employer Pensions: Tax Expenditures, Costs, and Implications for Middle-class Elderly
Teresa Ghilarducci, Zvi Bodie

9. Retiree Health Benefit Coverage and Retirement
James Marton, Stephen A. Woodbury, Barbara Wolfe

Part V. Budgetary and Macroeconomic Implications of Aging

10. Population Forecasts, Fiscal Policy, and Risk
Shripad Tuljapurkar, Clark Burdick

11. Wage Growth and the Measurement of Social Security’s Financial Condition
Andrew G. Biggs, Jagadeesh Gokhale, Stephanie A. Kelton

Part VI. Retirement Security: Problems and Prospects

12. The Adequacy of Retirement Resources among the Soon-to-Retire, 1983–2001
Edward N. Wolff, Brooke Harrington

13. Minimum Benefits in Social Security
Melissa M. Favreault, Gordon B. T. Mermin, C. Eugene Steuerle, Robert K. Triest

Keywords: Economics, Macroeconomics/Monetary Economics//Financial Economics, Social Choice/Welfare Economics/Public Choice, Social Work

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