By Stephen Crystal PhD, Dennis Shea PhD
Best students specialise in the economics of getting older, with a selected emphasis at the fiscal way forward for the child increase iteration. Key subject matters contain the effect of early merits on later-life monetary results (the cumulative advantage/cumulative drawback hypothesis); the connection among inequalities in monetary prestige and inequalities in healthiness prestige and entry to well-being care; and the implications of societal offerings bearing on retirement source of revenue structures and regulations for financing acute and long term overall healthiness care. participants contain Angela O'Rand, Edward Wolf, Edward Whitehouse, and James Smith.
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Assortative mating, or the pattern by which couples of similar educational attainments and occupation aspirations marry, is increasing economic inequality across age-groups at the household level. Among the wealthiest subgroups of the aging population are married couples with higher levels of education and (sometimes) joint work careers (Gottschalk & Smeeding, 1997; Blau, 1998). These couples not only benefit from economic resources, but from social and personal resources that benefit late life health outcomes and general well-being (Waite & Gallagher, 2000).
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Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Volume 22, 2002: Economic Outcomes in Later Life: Public Policy, Health and Cumulative Advantage by Stephen Crystal PhD, Dennis Shea PhD