Independence and Economic Security in Old Age

Independence and Economic Security in Old Age

By: Frank Denton (author), Deborah Fretz (editor), Byron G. Spencer (editor)Hardback

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As boomers move towards retirement the phenomenon of "population aging" has become a much-publicized issue. Independence and Economic Security in Old Age focuses on the economic and social implications of aging at the level of the individual and of society as a whole. The product of a three-year research program, the book contains chapters by recognized experts in the fields of economics and econometrics, sociology, social work, medicine, epidemiology, gerontology, and nursing.

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Frank T. Denton, Deborah Fretz and Byron G. Spencer are members of the Department of Economics at McMaster University.


Preface 1. Introduction and Overview / Frank T. Denton, Deborah Fretz, and Byron G. Spencer Part 1: Population Aging and the Definition of "Old" 2. How Old Is Old? Revising the Definition Based on Life Table Criteria / Frank T. Denton and Byron G. Spencer 3. The Future Population of Canada and Its Age Distribution / Frank T. Denton, Christine H. Feaver and Byron G. Spencer Part 2: Family, Health, and Economic Security in Later Life 4. Independence of Older Persons: Meaning and Determinants / Susan E. French, Margaret Denton, Amiram Gafni, Anju Joshi, Jason Lian, Parminder Raina, Carolyn J. Rosenthal and Donald J. Willison 5. Changes in Work and Family over the Life Course: Implications for Economic Security of Today's and Tomorrow's Older Women / Carolyn J. Rosenthal, Margaret Denton, Anne Martin-Matthews and Susan E. French 6. Income, Health, Disability, and the Functional Independence of the Elderly / Parminder Raina, Larry W. Chambers, Margaret Denton, Micheline Wong, Andria Scanlan, Amiram Gafni, Susan E. French, Donald J. Willison, Anju Joshi and Carolyn J. Rosenthal 7. Health, Age, and Financial Preparations for Later Life / Margaret Denton, Parminder Raina, Jason Lian, Amiram Gafni, Anju Joshi, Susan E. French, Carolyn J. Rosenthal and Donald J. Willison 8. Unpaid Time Contributions by Seniors in Canada / Jason Lian, Anju Joshi, Roberta Robb, Margaret Denton, Amiram Gafni, Carolyn J. Rosenthal and Donald J. Willison Part 3: Age Patterns of Income, Saving, and Expenditure 9. Cohort, Year, and Age Effects in Canadian Wage Data / John B. Burbidge, Lonnie Magee and A. Leslie Robb 10. Saving Before and After Retirement: A Study of Canadian Couples, 1969-92 / Xiaofen Lin 11. How Well Does the Consumer Price Index Serve as an Index of Inflation for Older Age Groups? / Frank T. Denton and Byron G. Spencer Part 4: Retirement and Pension Issues 12. The Economic Consequences of Unexpected Early Retirement / Lynn McDonald, Peter Donahue and Victor Marshall 13. The Independence and Economic Security of Older Women Living Alone / Rebecca Smith, Lonnie Magee, A. Leslie Robb and John B. Burbidge 14. The Poverty of Retired Widows / Lynn McDonald, Peter Donahue and Brooke Moore 15. The Effect of the Tax-Transfer System on Retirement Savings / Deborah Fretz and Michael R. Veall Contributors Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 30/06/2000
  • ISBN13: 9780774807883
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 352
  • ID: 9780774807883
  • weight: 726
  • ISBN10: 0774807881

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