Copies of Labour Economics issue available free


HRS is offering a limited number of copies of Labour Economics: An International Journal, the June 1999 special issue on "The Health, Weath and Work of Older People", for free on a first-come, first-served basis. Requests should be directed to Heather Hewett at

Data users may be interested in the lead article, by Robert J. Willis, the Principal Investigator of HRS, entitled "Theory confronts data: how the HRS is shaped by the economics of aging and how the economics of aging will be shaped by the HRS."

Other articles include:

  • H. Benitez-Silva, M. Buchinsky, H.M. Chan, J. Rust and S. Sheidvasser, An empirial analysis of the social security disability application, appeal, and award process.
  • J. Bound, M. Schoenbaum, T.R. Stinebrickner and T. Waidmann, The dynamic effects of health on the labor force transitions of older workers.
  • M. Kerkhofs, M. Lindeboom and J. Theeuwes, Retirement, financial incentives and health.
  • D.M. Blau and R.T. Riphahn, Labor force transitions of older married couples in Germany.
  • F.T. Juster, J.P. Smith and F. Stafford, The measurement and structure of household wealth.
  • R. Alessie, A. Lusardi and A. Kapteyn, Saving after retirement: evidence from three different surveys.
  • J.F. Ermisch and S.P. Jenkins, Retirement and housing adjustment in later life: evidence from the British Household Panel Survey.
Copies will be sent to those interested free of charge. To inqure, write to Heather Hewett at