Wealth, work, and health: Innovations in measurement in the social sciences: Essays in honor of F. Thomas Juster

Twelve papers, presented at a December 1996 conference at the Institute for Social Research (ISR), celebrating the career of F. Thomas Juster and his retirement from the University of Michigan and the ISR, focus on survey measurement and analysis of survey data in the social sciences. Papers discuss the several cultures of research on subjective expectations; measuring investment in young children with time diaries; the unfolding bracket method in the measurement of expenditures and wealth; lifetime earnings, saving choices, and wealth at retirement; inheritances and bequests; pension and social security wealth in the health and retirement study; the size distribution of wealth in the United States as measured by recent household surveys; a cross-national comparison of health, work, and economic well-being of older workers aged fifty-one to sixty-one using the U.S. and Dutch data sets; labor market transitions and whether subjective probabilities of working have predictive power for actual retirement; the impact of education and heart attack on smoking cessation among middle-aged adults; the association of influenza vaccine receipt with health and economic expectations among elders; and co-residence between married adult children and their elderly unmarried mothers. Contributors include economists. Smith is at the RAND Corporation. Willis is at the University of Michigan and the Institute for Social Research. No index.