Promoting research on retirement, disability, and Social Security policy
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
The Changing Nature of Work
Italo Lopez Garcia, Nicole Maestas, Kathleen J. Mullen
Nursing Homes in Equilibrium: Implications for Long-term Care Policies
Tatyana Koreshkova, Minjoon Lee
Saving Regret: Self-assessed Life-cycle Saving Behavior in the U.S. and Singapore
Axel Börsch-Supan, Michael Hurd, Susann Rohwedder
Cognitive Ability, Cognitive Aging, and Debt Accumulation
Marco Angrisani, Jeremy Burke, Arie Kapteyn
The Risk of High Out-of-Pocket Health Spending among Older Americans
Estimating the Macroeconomic Effects of Each Totalization Agreement
Ananth Seshadri, Junjie Guo
Macroeconomic Effects of Social Security Totalization Agreements
María Prados, Erik Meijer, Francisco Perez-Arce
Also of interest
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.
Fall newsletter now available online
MRDRC’s latest newsletter includes a look at three papers posted this summer. Read the fall issue here.
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