In this latest volume of annual reviews, leading scholars focus on the economics of aging, with a particular emphasis on the economic future of the baby boom generation. Key themes include the influence of early advantages on later-life economic outcomes (the cumulative advantage/cumulative disadvantage hypothesis); the relationship between inequalities in economic status and inequalities in health status and access to health; and the consequences of societal choices concerning retirement income systems and policies for financing acute and long-term health care. Contributors include Angela O'Rand, Edward Wolf, Edward Whitehouse, and James Smith.Stephen Crystal and Dennis Shea (Volume Editors), K. Warner Schaie (Series Editor). Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Volume 22, Focus on Economic Outcomes in Later Life. New York: Springer Publishing, 2003.