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Lifecycle Events and Their ConsequencesJob Loss, Family Change, and Declines in Health$
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Kenneth A. Couch, Mary C. Daly, and Julie M. Zissimopoulos

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780804785853

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804785853.001.0001

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Health and Wealth in Early Retirement

Health and Wealth in Early Retirement

(p.260) Chapter Fourteen Health and Wealth in Early Retirement
Lifecycle Events and Their Consequences

Geoffrey L. Wallace

Robert Haveman

Karen Holden

Barbara Wolfe

Stanford University Press

This chapter considers how the onset of a physical or mental problem in functioning affects economic well-being during retirement, looking specifically at how reductions in physical and mental functioning relate to annuitized net wealth. The results show that difficulties with both mental and physical functioning are associated with declines in wealth and that the impact is larger for single adults. This pattern is driven by individuals spending down resources to pay for health care and assistive services.

Keywords:   health, wealth, retirement, economic well-being

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