MRRC Director John Laitner recaps the spring workshop

May 1, 2018

The Michigan Retirement Research Center held its annual researcher workshop on March 23 and 24, 2018. As in recent years, we used space at the Ross School of Business, at the University of Michigan. This workshop has only plenary sessions…

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Payroll Taxes

April 13, 2018

Reprise for Tax Day: Labor supply and payroll taxes With policymakers proposing payroll tax reform with a view to promote the solvency of Social Security and Medicare, the research community has turned to examining whether changes to payroll taxes alone…

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MRRC Director John Laitner previews 2017 key findings

March 7, 2018

The 2018 Winter Newsletter includes brief summaries of findings from a dozen new MRRC working papers. The projects illustrate two principal themes of our research effort: They make in-depth use of up-to-date data sources to test and quantify our understanding…

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More retirement planning with Mike and Mary

February 13, 2018

  In our last exciting episode, Mike and Mary decided to keep working rather than take early retirement at age 62. They realized that they were behind in their retirement savings goals and likely to live longer than average given…

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Mike and Mary face retirement decisions galore

January 15, 2018

Mary and Mike, known as “M&M” to their friends, turn 62 in 2018 — the earliest age they can retire and claim their Social Security benefits. Mike has worked full-time for 40 years, although he experienced a year of unemployment…

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The Summer 2017 Newsletter is live

October 5, 2017

MRRC’s latest newsletter covers the August Retirement Research Consortium meeting in Washington, D.C., additional reading suggestions for meeting topics, and news of our authors’ MRRC-related activities. Read it online here or download the PDF version here.

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Better data on private pensions helps researchers paint a more detailed picture of retirement

September 12, 2017

One of the United States’ longest-running surveys on aging, the Health and Retirement Study (HRS), recently was able to add pension plan descriptions from public employers’ websites and private employers’ Form 5500 filings. While in the past HRS has had…

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Financial Security Research Symposium webcast available

August 23, 2017

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…

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Spring newsletter focuses on MRRC workshop

August 23, 2017

This newsletter covers the annual MRRC workshop, including some upcoming research on cognition and long-term care insurance, as well as researchers’ publications and media sightings. Newsletter Volume 17, Issue 2, is attached in PDF form and available online here: http://projects.isr.umich.edu/mrrc-archive/Publication/Newsletters/Index

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Another Retirement Research Consortium Meeting is on the books

August 23, 2017

Slides for the most of the 2017 presentations are currently posted. More materials, including videos of the meeting, will be shared soon. Thank you to the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College for organizing this year’s event.

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