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2015 American Working Conditions Survey: First Findings
Nicole Maestas, Kathleen Mullen, David Powell, Jeffrey B. Wenger and Till M. von Wachter

Means Testing of Public Pensions: The Case of Australia
George Kudrna

Measuring Economic Preparation for Retirement: Income Versus Consumption
Michael Hurd and Susann Rohwedder

Occupations and Work Characteristics: Effects on Retirement Expectations and Timing
Brooke Helppie McFall, Amanda Sonnega, Robert J. Willis and Peter Hudomiet

Does Eliminating the Earnings Test Increase the Incidence of Low Income among Older Women?
Theodore F. Figinski and David Neumark

Narrow Framing and Long-Term Care Insurance
Daniel Gottlieb and Olivia S. Mitchell

Understanding Participation in SSI
Kathleen McGarry and Robert F. Schoeni

What's New

Join us in Washington, D.C., for a one-day Financial Security Research Symposium

Co-hosted by the U.S. Department of Treasury and the Social Security Administration, this event features four panels of academic, institutional, and governmental experts addressing issues surrounding financial preparedness and retirement security.

The meeting will highlight existing research that addresses key elements of building financial security in later life: Social Security benefits, workplace savings, other savings and assets, and longer careers.

The symposium (schedule here) takes place Wednesday, September 7, 2016. Seating is limited and advanced registration is required.

2016 RRC Meeting slides and papers are now available online

Thank you to all who presented at and/or attended this year’s Retirement Research Consortium meeting. If you missed it, or would like to refer back to slides or summaries, they are now posted on the MRRC website. Links below.

2016 RRC Book (with summaries)

Panel 1 slides: Health, Health Insurance, and Choice of When to Retire

Panel 2 slides: Cognitive Health

Panel 3 slides: New Ways to Insure Adequate Resources for Retirees

Panel 4 slides: Government Finances with an Aging Population

Panel 5 slides: Cohort Changes

Panel 6 slides: Household Resources in Old Age

Friday lunchtime speaker, Axel Börsch-Supan slides: “What’s up in Europe?”

Panel 7 slides: International Comparisons

Videos of the panels will be posted as soon as they are available.

AARP Public Policy Institute offers funding opportunities for researchers

The AARP’s Policy Innovation Challenge on Social Security Adequacy and Solvency invites scholars and researchers to submit applications for grants identifying potential policy initiatives that would help the Social Security fund achieve solvency and maintain benefit adequacy for future generations.

Full details are on the PPI website. Grants of up to $30,000 will be awarded to further develop the policy innovation. Notice of intent to apply is due Wednesday, August 31, 2016.

Spring newsletter now available

This quarter’s newsletter covers the April Workshop and researchers’ publications and media sightings.

Newsletter Volume 16, Issue 2 is available online here: