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dc.contributor.advisorMohabbat, Khanen_US
dc.contributor.authorIsbaner, Justineen_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-14T14:02:48Z
dc.date.available2016-10-14T14:02:48Z
dc.date.issued1997
dc.identifier.urihttp://commons.lib.niu.edu/handle/10843/16717
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis is a study of the impact that risk-aversion has on individual retirement investment decisions. The first portion of the work details the decline in Social Security and pensions plan payments over recent years. This finding adds to the urgency for the employee to focus on personal savings to meet retirement goals. Aggregate personal savings have been dropping since 1980, and individuals are making the situation worse by saving in low return bank accounts. Discovering the sources of risk and risk-aversion allow the investor to establish plans to reduce risk in their investments. By controlling for risk factors, the investor can invest more aggressively to ensure herself a comfortable retirement life.en_US
dc.format.extent19 pages, 5 unnumbered pagesen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherNorthern Illinois Universityen_US
dc.rightsNIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.en_US
dc.subjectinvestingen_US
dc.subjectrisken_US
dc.subjectretirementen_US
dc.titleThe economics of investing : risk-aversion and retirement decisionsen_US
dc.type.genreDissertation/Thesisen_US
dc.typeTexten_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Economicsen_US
dc.description.degreeB.A. (Bachelor of Arts)en_US


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