Those with less education have seen more changes in job demands

June 22, 2022

Lopez Garcia, Maestas & Mullen examine changing job demands, the economy’s distribution of jobs, and indivdiuals’ job abilities using a novel @RAND_ALP survey. Paper here: https://bit.ly/MRDRCwp415

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Talking about job skills: Researchers develop a common language

May 17, 2022

Anu: “I ran a 5k in 37 minutes.” Prasad: “I ate nine muffins as a post-race snack.” Anu and Prasad may be talking about the same 5k race. Or not. It’s hard to tell because they don’t share the same…

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Wealth Makes Health

March 2, 2022

While life expectancy is increasing overall, it hasn’t gone up evenly across all wealth groups: Richer people are living longer, but generally poorer people are not.[1] As income inequality grows, it is possible that mortality gaps will widen as well.…

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Data sets make MRDRC workshop debuts

March 29, 2021

The MRDRC presented its 2021 workshop virtually on March 11 and 12. Historically, the MRDRC has had an interest in data development, dating from its founding association with the then-new Health and Retirement Survey (HRS). This year’s workshop continued that…

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Director’s corner: spring 2021

March 29, 2021

The Michigan Retirement and Disability Research Center held its annual researcher workshop on March 11-12, 2021. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s meeting was virtual, using Zoom. Continuing our pattern of giving as many researchers as possible the chance…

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News from MRDRC researchers: Winter 2021

March 7, 2021

Journal publications JAMA Internal Medicine published Lauren Nicholas, Ken Langa, Julie Bynum, and Joanne Hsu’s article, “Financial Presentation of Alzheimer Disease and Related Dementias,” online in November. The work is based on Nicholas and Hsu’s 2018 MRRC project, “Adverse Financial…

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Winter 2021 director’s corner

March 7, 2021

In its final workshop of the year, the MRDRC presented “Disability Research with the Health and Retirement Study [HRS]” on September 24, 2020. This was a Zoom event with about 50 participants. An online format removes, of course, the burdens…

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Winter 2020 Newsletter: MRDRC releases key findings from 2019 papers

March 9, 2020

MRDRC published eight working papers in 2019 on topics such as totalization agreements, global interest rate trends, and retirement inequality. Informing projections Interest Rate Trends in a Global Context Dmitriy Stolyarov and Linda Tesar WP 2019-402; UM19-05 Two methodologies are…

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Winter 2020 Newsletter: Panel offers a tune up for SSA trustees’ report

March 9, 2020

Every year the Social Security Administration’s Board of Trustees and the Office of the Chief Actuary (OCACT) produce a report on the health of the Old Age and Survivors Insurance and Disability Insurance (OASDI) trust funds. OCACT’s projections rest on…

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Winter 2020 newsletter: Director’s corner

March 9, 2020

John Laitner The Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 80, No. 1 (February 2020), was devoted to review articles on activities over the fiscal years 2008 to 2017 of the three retirement and two disability research centers sponsored by the Social Security…

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