Retirement and Wealth
Gustman, Alan L., Steinmeier, Thomas L., Social Security Bulletin
This article analyzes the relationship between retirement and wealth. Using data from the first four waves of the longitudinal Health and Retirement Study-a cohort of individuals born from 1931 to 1941-we estimate reduced-- form retirement and wealth equations. Our results show that those who retire earlier do not necessarily save more and that even if one's primary interest is in the relationship between Social Security policy and the decision to retire, it is important to incorporate saving behavior and other key decisions into the analysis.
The decision to retire is related to the decision to save and to a number of other decisions, …
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Publication information: Article title: Retirement and Wealth. Contributors: Gustman, Alan L. - Author, Steinmeier, Thomas L. - Author. Journal title: Social Security Bulletin. Volume: 64. Issue: 2 Publication date: January 1, 2001. Page number: 66+. © Not available. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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