Aging issues in the United States and Japan / edited by Seiritsu Ogura, Toshiaki Tachibanaki, and David A. Wise

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Subjects: Older people--United States--Economic conditions--Congresses
Older people--Japan--Economic conditions--Congresses
Age distribution (Demography)--Economic aspects--United States--Congresses
Age distribution (Demography)--Economic aspects--Japan--Congresses
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2001
Series: National Bureau of Economic Research conference report
LC Classification: H, HQ
Physical Description: ix, 410 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Table of Contents: Preface
Introduction / David A. Wise 1
1. Choice, Chance, and Wealth Dispersion at Retirement / Steven F. Venti, David A. Wise 25
2. Household Portfolio Allocation over the Life Cycle / James M. Poterba, Andrew A. Samwick 65
3. The Social Security System and the Demand for Personal Annuity and Life Insurance: An Analysis of Japanese Microdata, 1990 and 1994 / Seki Asano 105
4. An Empirical Investigation of Intergenerational Consumption Distribution: A Comparison among Japan, the United States, and the United Kingdom / Makoto Saito 135
5. The Third Wave in Health Care Reform / David M. Cutler 169
6. Concentration and Persistence of Health Care Costs for the Aged / Seiritsu Ogura, Reiko Suzuki 187
7. The Effects of Demographic Change on Health and Medical Expenditures: A Simulation Analysis / Satoshi Nakanishi, Noriyoshi Nakayama 223
8. Choice among Employer-Provided Insurance Plans / Matthew J. Eichner 249
9. Employees' Pension Benefits and the Labor Supply of Older Japanese Workers, 1980s-1990s / Yukiko Abe 273
10. The Motivations for Business Retirement Policies / Richard Woodbury 307
11. Promotion, Incentives, and Wages / Toshiaki Tachibanaki, Tetsuya Maruyama 335
12. What Went Wrong with the 1991-92 Official Population Projection of Japan? / Seiritsu Ogura 361
Contributors 403
Author Index 405
Subject Index 407
Additional Authors: Ogura, Seiritsu
Tachibanaki, Toshiaki, 1943-
Wise, David A
Notes: LCCN: 2001017450
ISBN: 0226620816 (alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Contents: Choice, chance, and wealth dispersion at retirement / Steven F. Venti and David A. Wise -- Household portfolio allocation over the life cycle / James M. Poterba and Andrew A. Samwick -- Social security system and the demand for personal annuity and the life insurance / Seki Asano -- Empirical investigation of intergenerational consumption distribution / Makoto Saito -- Third wave in health care reform / David M. Cutler -- Concentration and persistence of health care costs for the aged / Seiritsu Ogura and Reiko Suzuki -- Effects of demographic change on health and medical expenditures / Satoshi Nakanishi and Noriyoshi Nakayama -- Choice among employer-provided insurance plans / Matthew J. Eichner -- Employee's pension benefits and the labor supply of older Japanese workers, 1980s-1990s / Yukiko Abe -- Motivations for business retirement policies / Richard Woodbury -- Promotion, incentives and wages / Toshiaki Tachibanaki and Tetsuya Maruyama -- What went wrong with the 1991-92 official population projection of Japan? / Seiritsu Ogura
OCLC Number: 45880006
ISBN/ISSN: 0226620816