Promoting research on retirement, disability, and Social Security policy
- Feasibility and Reliability of Automated Coding of Occupation in the Health and Retirement Study
Brooke Helppie McFall, Amanda Sonnega
- How Well Can Medicare Records Identify Seniors with Cognitive Impairment Needing Assistance with Financial Management?
David Weir, Kenneth Langa
- Relative Sizes of Age Cohorts and Labor Force Participation of Older Workers
David Neumark, Maysen Yen
- Local Economic Hardship and Its Role in Life Expectancy Trends
John Bound, Arline Geronimus, Timothy Waidmann, Javier Rodriguez
- Addition to the RAND HRS Longitudinal Files: IRA Withdrawals in the HRS, 2000 to 2014
Michael Hurd, Erik Meijer, Philip Pantoja, Susann Rohwedder
- Assessing Economic Resources in Retirement: The Role of Irregular Withdrawals from Tax-Advantaged Retirement Accounts
Michael Hurd, Susann Rohwedder
- Addressing Social Security’s Solvency While Promoting High Labor Force Participation
- The Decline in the U.S. Labor Force Participation Rate
Francisco Perez-Arce, Maria Prados, Tarra Kohli
- Social Security Household Benefits: Measuring Program Knowledge
Katherine Carman, Angela Hung
- Using Consequence Messaging to Improve Understanding of Social Security
Anya Samek, Arie Kapteyn, Andre Gray
- SeaTE: Subjective ex ante Treatment Effect of Health on Retirement
Pamela Giustinelli, Matthew Shapiro
- A Meta-Analysis of the Decline in the Labor Force Participation Rate
- Shocks and Transitions from Career Jobs to Bridge Jobs and Retirement: A New Approach
John Ameriks, Joseph Briggs, Andrew Caplin, Minjoon Lee, Matthew Shapiro, Christopher Tonetti
- Intergenerational Altruism and Transfers of Time and Money: A Life-cycle Perspective
Uta Bolt, Eric French, Jamie Hentall Maccuish, Cormac O'Dea
- Quicksand or Bedrock for Behavioral Economics? Assessing Foundational Empirical Questions
Victor Stango, Joanne Yoong, Jonathan Zinman
Also of interest
MRDRC is currently accepting funding applications for summer data workshops in Ann Arbor
Through its cooperative agreement with the Social Security Administration, the MRDRC will be offering funding for early career researchers, generally graduate to junior-faculty level to attend the Health and Retirement Survey (HRS) Summer Workshop and the Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID) Data User Workshop. For more information and a link to the application, check the program page.
Funding applications are due April 8, 2019.
MRDRC Announces Funded 2019 Projects
The Michigan Retirement and Disability Research Center awards yearlong research grants to researchers across the nation, the United Kingdom, Asia, and Europe. Visit MRDRC’s Project Page for a list of funded 2019 research, which ranges from investigations of disability insurance use to public pension design.
To align with its new name, the MRDRC has updated its logos, website url, and email address. Email addresses for center staff remain the same, and the MRRC url and email address will redirect to their new equivalents.
New url: https://mrdrc.isr.umich.edu/
New email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Junior scholars & PhD candidates: Applications open for Sandell Grant and Dissertation Fellowship programs
Funded by the U.S. Social Security Administration, the annual Sandell Grant offers up to three junior scholars up to $45,000 in grants to pursue research projects in, for example, retirement income, older workers, population disability incidence, or retirement well-being.
Also funded by SSA, the Fellowship Program awards up to three $28,000 fellowships to doctoral candidates focusing on retirement issues and enrolled in an accredited U.S. program.
Deadline for both programs is January 31, 2019.
Fall newsletter covers recent elder fraud, cognitive decline research
The 2018 Retirement Research Consortium Meeting featured a panel on declining cognition and financial fraud among the elderly. MRRC’s most recent newsletter covers the meeting and updates on journal publications, conference presentations, and media citations of our funded research.
Materials from the 2018 RRC Meeting available
Slides and papers from this year’s Retirement Research Consortium Meeting are posted.
View the agenda and materials here: http://bit.ly/2018RRCmaterials
Financial Security Research Symposium webcast available
Co-hosted by the U.S. Department of Treasury and the Social Security Administration, this event featured four panels of academic, nonprofit, and governmental experts addressing issues surrounding financial preparedness and retirement security.
Link for Panel 1 slides: Assessing Financial Preparedness & Retirement Security
Link for Panel 2 slides: Understanding Social Security
Link for Panel 3 slides: Other Sources of Financial Security
Link for Panel 4 slides: Future Directions for Research
Link for keynote slides: William E. Spriggs