Promoting research on retirement, disability, and Social Security policy
Worker Functional Abilities, Occupational Requirements, and Job Accommodations: A Close Look at Three Occupations
Megan Henly, Debra Brucker, Andrew J. Houtenville
Contextual and Social Predictors of Scam Susceptibility and Fraud Victimization
Aparajita Sur, Marguerite DeLiema, Ethan Brown
Heterogeneity in Household Spending and Well-being Around Retirement
Patrick Moran, Martin O’Connell, Cormac O’Dea, Francesca Parodi
The Early Impacts of the Coronavirus Pandemic on Americans’ Economic Security
Marco Angrisani, Jeremy Burke, Arie Kapteyn
Auto-Enrollment Retirement Plans in OregonSaves
John Chalmers, Olivia S. Mitchell, Jonathan Reuter, Mingli Zhong
Workplace Injuries and Receipt of Benefits from Workers Compensation and SSDI*
Daniel Ladd, David Neumark
Heterogeneity in Self-Employment and the Transition to Retirement among Older Adults in the United States
Underfunded Public Sector Pension Plans, Social Security Participation, and the Retirement Decisions of Public Employees
The Causes and Consequences of Opioid Use among Older Americans: A Panel Survey Approach
Philip Armour, Rosanna Smart
Also of interest
Latest MRDRC newsletter now posted
The Winter 2021 newsletter features an overview of FY22 projects and the latest researcher news. Read the PDF version here.
Junior Faculty Research Mentoring and Funding Opportunity
The Michigan Center for Urban African American Aging Research, in partnership with MRDRC, seeks retirement or disability research proposals that focus on the well-being of older African-Americans and/or disparities among different race/ethnic groups. Junior faculty and research scientists/ investigators are eligible to apply. These awards are available through the MRDRC via a cooperative agreement with the SSA.
Details are on MRDRC’s Research Mentoring page.
Applications for the next round of funding are due January 18, 2022.
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, 2022.
More training opportunities for students and junior faculty
The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Center for Financial Security currently has four calls for training opportunities:
- Junior Scholar Intensive Training (JSIT) Summer Research Workshop : 2022 Call for Applications
- Retirement and Disability Social Policy In-Residence Postdoctoral Fellowship Program : 2022 Call for Applications
- Retirement and Disability Social Policy Extramural Mentored Fellowship Program : 2022 Call for Applications
- IRP Extramural Small Grant on Poverty, Retirement, and Disability Research : 2022 Call for Applications
Deadline for application is February 3, 2022, for all.
Miss the annual SSA Retirement and Disability Research Consortium Meeting?
Researchers from SSA’s four Retirement and Disability Research Centers presented their latest work in a virtual format, Thursday, August 5, and Friday, August 6. The agenda, slides, written summaries, and recordings of the presentations are available on the Center for Financial Security’s meeting page.
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