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Investigations in the Economics of Aging This PDF is a selection from a published volume from the National Bureau of Economic Research Volume Title: Investigations in the Economics of Aging Volume Author/Editor: David A. Wise, editor Volume Publisher: University of Chicago Press Volume ISBN: 0-226-90313-3; 978-226-90313-2 (cloth) Volume URL: http://www.nber.org/books/wise11-2 Conference Date: May 5-8, 2011 Publication Date: May 2012 Chapter Title: Comment on "Were They Prepared for Retirement? Financial Status at Advanced Ages in the HRS and AHEAD Cohorts" Chapter Authors: David Laibson Chapter URL: http://www.nber.org/chapters/c12430 Chapter pages in book: (p. 69 - 75) Financial Status at Advanced Ages in the HRS and AHEAD Cohorts 69 Sevak, Purvi, David Weir, and Robert Willis. 2003. “The Economic Consequences of a Husband’s Death: Evidence from the HRS and AHEAD.” Social Security Bulletin 65 (3): 31– 44. Smith, James P. 1999. “Healthy Bodies and Thick Wallets: The Dual Relation between Health and Economic Status.” Journal of Economic Perspectives 13 (2): 145– 66. ———. 2004. “Unraveling the SES- Health Connection.” Population and Develop- ment Review Supplement: Aging, Health and Public Policy 30:108– 32. ———. 2005. “Consequences and Predictors of New Health Events.” In Analyses in the Economics of Aging, edited by David A. Wise, 213– 40. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. VanDerhei, Jack, and Craig Copeland. 2010. “The EBRI Retirement Readiness Rat- ing: Retirement Income Preparation and Future Prospects.” Employee Benefi t Research Institute (EBRI) Issue Brief no. 344, July. Venti, Steven F. 2011. “Economic Measurement in the Health and Retirement Study.” Forum for Health Economics and Policy 14 (3): 1– 18. Venti, Steven F., and David A. Wise. 2002. “Aging and Housing Equity.” In Innova- tions in Retirement Financing, edited by Olivia S. Mitchell, Zvi Bodie, P. Brett Hammond, and Stephen Zeldes, 254– 81. Philadelphia: Universit

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