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Health, Income, and Retirement: Evidence from Nineteenth-Century America

Dora Costa

The Journal of Economic History, 1995, vol. 55, issue 2, 374-375

Abstract: The United States population has grown older. Increases in life expectancy and a low fertility rate have dramatically changed the composition of the population. This change in the age composition of the population has led to concerns over the viability of the Social Security system. One way to increase the solvency of the Social Security system would be to increase participation rates among the elderly.

Date: 1995
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