?> 2016 – Publication Years – MRDRC

The Effect of the Affordable Care Act on the Labor Supply, Savings, and Social Security of Older Americans

This paper assesses the effect of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on the labor supply of Americans ages 50 and older. Using data from the Health and Retirement Study and the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, we estimate a dynamic programming…

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2015 MRRC Key Findings

  • June 14, 2018
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Consumption Smoothing During the Financial Crisis: The Effect of Unemployment on Household Spending

Because of data limitations, the quantification of consumption smoothing in response to economic shocks has been challenging to investigate empirically. We used monthly data on total household spending, income, and labor force participation to estimate the effects of unemployment on…

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Do State Laws Protecting Older Workers from Discrimination Laws Reduce Age Discrimination in Hiring? Experimental (and Nonexperimental) Evidence

We provide evidence from a field experiment — a correspondence study — on age discrimination in hiring for retail sales jobs. We collect experimental data in all 50 states and then relate measured age discrimination — the difference in callback…

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