New from the NBER
By Arnold Kling
1. (no ungated version found) Kevin S. Milligan and David A. Wise on factors affecting labor force participation of the elderly, an important issue relative to Social Security.
2. Justine Hastings and Olivia S. Mitchell on how savings behavior and wealth are affected by impatience (a lot) and by financial literacy (not so much).
3. (no ungated version found) Kerwin Kofi Charles, Erik Hurst, Alexandra Killewald on marital sorting and parental wealth. From the abstract:
men and women in the U.S. marry spouses whose parents have wealth similar to that of their own parents; and are very unlikely to marry persons from very different parental wealth backgrounds.