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Michigan Retirement Research Center

Promoting research on retirement and Social Security Policy

Researcher Q&A Part 2: Olivia S. Mitchell looks at why people do or don’t buy Long-Term Care Insurance

Here’s the second part of our discussion with MRRC researcher Olivia S. Mitchell on her 2015 project with Daniel Gottlieb, “Narrow Framing and Long-Term Care Insurance.” This has been edited for length and clarity. I think a lot of our readers are not... Continue Reading →

Researcher Q&A, Part 1: Olivia S. Mitchell looks at why people do or don’t buy Long-Term Care Insurance

We talked to MRRC researcher Olivia S. Mitchell about her 2015 project with Daniel Gottlieb, “Narrow Framing and Long-Term Care Insurance.” This two-part interview has been edited for length and clarity. What led you to look at whether people buy long-term care insurance... Continue Reading →

Researchers find that Social Security reform decreases Medicare spending

The existing literatures on Social Security and Medicare explore each of these significant allocations of federal budget in isolation. There has been no work to date on the manner in which these programs interact with one another. Did Social Security Amendment... Continue Reading →

More on ‘Couples’ and Singles’ Savings After Retirement’

In order to study the hypothetical effects of expanding Medicaid, Mariacristina De Nardi, Eric French, and John Bailey Jones (DFJ) have written a fairly detailed model to study household saving and dissaving (see previous post). To make that possible, they constructed a novel measure... Continue Reading →

Looking at ‘Couples’ and Singles’ Savings After Retirement’

There’s some debate in the United States about extending Medicaid to more people. Loosening criteria for means-tested public health care insurance such as Medicaid would allow more people to benefit from health care they may otherwise be unable to afford,... Continue Reading →

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