UM16-08: Job Demands and Job Sustainability Over the Life Course

The first step to understanding the link between job demands and job sustainability for older workers is understanding if older workers face different physical and mental job demands and have different abilities and preferences for work than their younger selves.…

UM16-09: The Effect of Social Security Information on the Labor Supply of Older Americans

Starting in the 1990s, SSA began automatic mailings of a statement with personalized projections and estimates as to Social Security benefit eligibility and amount. Although previous research has examined the impact of being sent this statement on retirement benefit claiming…

UM16-10: Issue Brief: Occupational Differences in Rates of Cognitive Decline

This research brief will use rich longitudinal data on occupations and cognitive functioning to describe differences in rates of age-related cognitive decline across broad occupational categories. This is a useful first step in elucidating the potential role that cognitive decline…

UM16-11: Cohort Changes in Social Security Benefits and Pension Wealth

The Health and Retirement Study creates the potential to follow changes in retirement preparation through the introduction of new cohorts every six years. The most recent addition in 2010 also included an expansion of the minority sample. This new 2010…

UM16-12: How Home Equity Extraction and Reverse Mortgages Affect the Financial Well-Being of Senior Households

This analysis examines how home equity extraction, including but not limited to equity extracted through reverse mortgages, affected the financial well-being of seniors both during and after the Great Recession. Using a panel dataset of credit records, as well as…

UM16-16: The Effects of Health on the Labor Supply of Older Workers

This project aims to estimate the long-lasting effects of health on labor supply and whether the duration of poor health episodes matters. Prolonged poor health may reinforce labor supply responses by keeping individuals out of work for longer, affecting productivity…

UM16-17: Working Conditions and Sustainable Work at Older Ages: An International Perspective

This project will compare U.S. and Eurozone working conditions associated with workers’ ability to remain employed, commonly referred to as work sustainability. Building on prior MRRC funded research, we use harmonized data on working conditions and subjective probabilities of work…

UM16-18: The Effects of Means-Tested Minimum Old-Age Benefits in Poverty Rates and Well-Being: Studying the 2008 Chilean Pension Reforms

Chile initiated in 1981 a privately managed individual-account pension system that inspired similar reforms in many Latin American countries and that has been considered as a possible model for the Social Security in the United States. After 30 years in…

UM16-Q1: Literature Review: Lifetime consequences of early and mid-life access to health insurance

While there has been much debate about the coverage effects of health policy, there has been surprisingly little discussion about what it means for population health and labor market outcomes. We will conduct a systematic literature review to document existing…

UM16-Q2: Joint analysis of the long-run interest rate, productivity growth, and demographics in the U.S. and the global economy

The U.S. economy has experienced a decade of slow productivity growth and three decades of falling real interest rates. Some recent economic analyses suggest that these changes may represent long-term trends. This raises the question of how to incorporate this…

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