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Conference Paper
The structure, conduct, and regulation of the life insurance industry

Conference Series ; [Proceedings] , Volume 35 , Pages 73-116

Conference Paper
Public policy and life insurance

Conference Series ; [Proceedings] , Volume 35 , Pages 199-238

Working Paper
The mismatch between life insurance holdings and financial vulnerabilities: evidence from the Health and Retirement Survey

Using data on older workers from the 1992 Health and Retirement Survey, along with an elaborate life-cycle planning model, the authors quantify the effect of each individual's death on the financial status of his or her survivors and the degree to which life insurance holdings moderate these consequences. The average change in living standard that would result from a spouse's death is small, both in absolute terms and relative to the decline that would occur without insurance. However, this average obscures a startling mismatch between insurance holdings and underlying vulnerabilities. For ...
Working Papers (Old Series) , Paper 0109

Working Paper
The adequacy of life insurance: evidence from the health and retirement survey

This study examines life insurance adequacy among married American couples approaching retirement based on the 1992 Health and Retirement Survey with matched Social Security earnings histories. It evaluates each household's life insurance needs based on new financial planning software that embodies a life-cycle-planning model and covers a broad array of demographic, economic, and financial characteristics. A sizable minority of households are significantly underinsured. Almost one third of wives and over 10 percent of husbands would have suffered living-standard reductions greater than 20 ...
Working Papers (Old Series) , Paper 9914

Conference Paper
The private placement market: intermediation, life insurance companies, and a credit crunch

Proceedings , Paper 390

Conference Paper
Analyzing developments in the life insurance industry--commercial mortgage investment

Proceedings , Paper 391

Conference Paper
The effect of capital on portfolio risk at life insurance companies

Proceedings , Paper 407

Journal Article
Life insurance companies in a changing environment

Federal Reserve Bulletin , Issue Jul

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