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How Well Does the Australian Aged Pension Provide Social Insurance?
Emily Dabbs and Cagri Kumru

Means Testing Social Security: Modeling and Policy Analysis
Rafal Chomik, John Piggott, Alan D. Woodland, George Kudrna and Cagri Kumru

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

Racial Difference in the Use of VA Health Services
Chichun Fang, Kenneth M. Langa, Helen Levy and David Weir

Nonmonetary Job Characteristics and Employment Transitions at Older Ages
Marco Angrisani, Arie Kapteyn and Erik Meijer

The Effect of Health Reform on Retirement
Helen Levy, Thomas C. Buchmueller and Sayeh Nikpay

Do Payroll Taxes in the United States Create Bunching at Kink Points?
David Powell

What's New

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:

Registration opens for 2016 Disability & Retirement Research Consortium meetings

The Washington, D.C., National Press Club hosts the annual DRC meeting on Wednesday, August 3. For a schedule of presentations visit NBER’s Aging Program.

The RRC meeting takes place Thursday, August 4, and Friday, August 5, at the Press Club. The presentation schedule is posted here.

The events are free and open to the public, but preregistration is requested. You may register for either or both meetings here.

MRRC launches blog

Featuring short summaries of projects and interviews with our researchers, MRRC’s new blog publishes bimonthly with cross-promotion on our other social media platforms. The pertinent links are: Tumblr, LinkedIn, and Twitter.