Examines the age profile of life satisfaction of the U.S. population age 65 and older in the Health and Retirement Study to corroborate the view of increasing life satisfaction at older ages based on cross-sectional data.
Nov 11, 2020
We present results from a survey fielded in the RAND American Life Panel. The survey queried older workers about their current,desired, and expected job characteristics, and about how certain characteristics would affect their retirement decisions.
Sep 29, 2020
The Relationship Between Lifetime Out-of-Pocket Medical Expenditures, Dementia, and Socioeconomic Status in the U.S.
This paper estimates cumulative lifetime medical expenditures that can be attributed to the onset of dementia using a nationally representative longitudinal survey from the U.S., the Health and Retirement Study.
Dec 18, 2018
Explores different batteries of questions to measure levels of probability numeracy, the ability of individuals to think in probabilistic terms and use probabilities effectively in everyday life.
Sep 25, 2018
A Comparison of Subjective and Objective Job Demands and Fit With Personal Resources as Predictors of Retirement Timing in a National U.S. Sample
The purpose of this study is to extend prior research on our understanding of the connection between the experience of work and retirement timing.
Aug 17, 2018
Many Americans Follow Nontraditional Paths to Retirement: Cognitive Ability and Personality Traits Influence This Process
Most U.S. seniors follow nonstandard retirement pathways. Seniors with better cognitive ability were more likely to follow nonstandard retirement pathways: In a studied sample, 59.1 percent of those with high cognitive ability had a job after age 65.
Jul 30, 2018
Dementia Prevalence in the United States in 2000 and 2012: Estimates Based on a Nationally Representative Study
The prevalence of dementia in the U.S. among those 65 or older decreased between 2000 and 2012, although less rapidly than reported in other studies.
May 1, 2018
This paper explores the utility of two prominent psychological variables - cognitive ability and personality - as predictors, while also substantially expanding the detail with which retirement pathways can be characterized.
Apr 3, 2018
Based on subjective survival probability questions in the Health and Retirement Study HRS, we use an econometric model to estimate the determinants of individual-level uncertainty about personal longevity.
This paper utilizes data on subjective probabilities to study the impact of the stock market crash of 2008 on households' expectations about the returns on the stock market index.