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Workshop coverage and new working papers posted

MRDRC’s spring newsletter contains highlights from the annual Researcher Workshop and some of the latest working papers. Read the newsletter here.

MRDRC offers funding for summer workshops

Three funding awards for either the Health and Retirement Survey (HRS) Summer Workshop or the Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID) Data User Workshop and one award for an Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) session are available. Because most sessions are remote this year (ICPSR is hybrid; see below for details), the funding covers tuition expenses for the programs.  All are invited to apply for the funding; members of under-represented communities are encouraged to apply. Visit our Summer Funding page for details.

Deadline for MRDRC’s funding applications is March 31, 2022.

Miss the 2021 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.

If you missed the symposium, the webcast is now available. The schedule is also available.

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

Link for the symposium summary