UM04-08: Obesity, Disability and the Movement onto the DI and SSI Rolls

In the U.S. during the 1980s and 1990s, the number of adults receiving income from Social Security Disability Insurance (DI) rose by 60 percent and the percentage of adults who were clinically obese doubled. This project will test whether these…

UM04-09: Continued Development and Public Dissemination of RAND HRS Data

This project aims to further develop and publicly disseminate the RAND HRS dataset, a user-friendly version of the Health and Retirement Study (HRS) data. We propose to update the data file with final releases and less-preliminary releases of HRS waves…

UM04-10: Development of a Longitudinally Consistent Dataset for the Health and Retirement Study

Imputation for missing data is critical to the development of high-quality microdata sets. For the most part, imputations are developed from the relationship between the response to a survey variable and the characteristics of the respondent; e.g., imputing an asset…

UM04-11: Secure Data Environment and Development of Remote Data Access Facilities

As in past years we propose to contribute funds toward the support of a secure data environment at the Institute for Social Research, (the data enclave), where researchers can analyze Social Security administrative files without risking a breach of confidentiality.…

UM04-12: Self-Annuitization in Personal Accounts: Perspectives from the German Experience

Retirees often face the question of how to draw down assets that they have accumulated over their worklives. Many recommend that people should purchase a life annuity to protect them against longevity risk, but here we explore an alternative strategy…

UM04-Q1: Research Agenda for Global Aging

The MRRC commissioned a paper from Axel Börsch-Supan to facilitate a discussion of research issues relevant to Global Aging.

UM04-S1: Household Propensities to Plan for Retirement: A Life Cycle Analysis

This project will examine the life-cycle consumption behavior of households which enter retirement with lower than “normal” wealth. Using the PSID, the project will test whether differences in planning behavior can explain the variation in retirement wealth across households. The…

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