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Family Health Histories and Retirement Planning


Principal Investigator: Cathleen Zick

Funding Agency: National Institute on Aging

Description: This exploratory study will make use of recently developed population genetics based measures to characterize familial health histories and link them to important, but little-studied retirement planning behaviors and attitudes. The results will help better target retirement planning educational efforts as well as set the stage for building and testing theoretical models of the interrelationship between familial health histories, subjective longevity, and retirement planning.