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January/February 2010

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Check out the latest issue of Contingencies in its digital version:

  • Growing Up Obese: A National Health Challenge
    America's youth are getting fatter. What are the implications as they grow into adulthood?
  • The Night of the Living Death Benefit
    Think you're drowning in paperwork? Things could be worse, as the hero in the winning entry in the 2009 Contingencies fiction contest discovers to his horror.
  • Taking the Human Element into Account
    Traditional financial models neglect an important element in their data sets—human fallibility. Actuaries are uniquely prepared to fill the gap.
  • Health Care Reform: Learning from Others Germany
    Compared to Americans, German citizens enjoy broader health care benefits at a lower cost. Could such a system work in the U.S.?
  • Plus puzzles and more.

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