Thursday, April 11 / 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Meeting Room 308 (Level 3)

Session 94
Cross-National Studies of Retirement Policies and Processes

Chair: Angela M. O'Rand, Duke University
Discussant: Amelie Quesnel Vallee, McGill University

1. Gender Differences in Retirement Behavior: How Human Capital and Family Explain Retirement Decisions in ChileAndrea Canales , Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Instituto de Sociologia; Viviana Salinas, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile; Andres Biehl, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

2. Will the Elderly Benefit From Public Pension Programs in a Developing Country? Understanding the Effects of China’s Public Pension Program Expansion on the Elderly’s Health OutcomesQian Zhang .

3. Changes in Social Networks After Retirement: Comparison of the United States and European CountriesWon-tak Joo , University of Wisconsin-Madison; Michal Engelman, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Jason Fletcher, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

4. Not the Same Answers in the Rapidly Aged Countries: Importance of Public Pension and ChildrenJeongsoo Kim , University of Texas at San Antonio; Patrice Sparks, University of Texas at San Antonio.

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