UM18-08: Relative Sizes of Age Cohorts & Employment and Labor Force Participation of Older Workers

This research explores how changes in the relative sizes of different age cohorts affect older workers’ employment. It is prompted by the question: Does the relative scarcity of younger workers boost demand for older workers? Evidence on how employment of…

UM18-Q3: Addition to the RAND HRS Longitudinal Files: IRA Withdrawals in the HRS, 2000-2016

IRAs are widely held: 54 percent of married persons and 32 percent of single persons reported owning such accounts. Withdrawals from IRAs could be an important financial resource to fund consumption in retirement. Even though data on such withdrawals has…

UM18-Q4: Assessing Economic Resources in Retirement: The Role of Withdrawals from Tax-Advantaged Retirement Accounts

Tax-advantaged saving is an important resource to finance consumption in retirement. In a DB world, contributions from pensions can be assessed in household surveys because they typically provide a regular stream of income. An assessment in a DC world is…

UM18-Q5: A Meta-Analysis of the Decline in the Labor Force Participation Rate

This project explores the causes behind the recent decline in the Labor Force Participation (LFP) rate. The analysis will examine the evolution of the LFP rate for different demographic groups to gauge the effect of demographic changes. An integral part…

UM18-04: Is the Affordable Care Act Affecting Retirement Yet?

In creating new alternatives to employer-sponsored health insurance, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) might, it was thought, reduce labor supply. Somewhat surprisingly, a number of studies so far have failed to find evidence of such a reduction. The present work…

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