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Publications

Targeting with In-kind Transfers: Evidence from Medicaid Home Care
Ethan Lieber and Lee Lockwood

The Effects of Means-tested Noncontributory Pensions on Poverty and Well-being: Evidence from the Chilean Pension Reforms
Italo Lopez Garcia and Andres Otero Correa

Long-term Individual and Population Consequences of Early-life Access to Health Insurance
Etienne Gaudette, Gwyn Pauley and Julie Zissimopoulos

Cohort Changes in Social Security Benefits and Pension Wealth
Chichun Fang, Charles Brown and David Weir

Health Reform and Health Insurance Coverage of Early Retirees
Helen Levy, Thomas C. Buchmueller and Sayeh Nikpay

The Interaction between Consumption and Health in Retirement
John Karl Scholz and Ananth Seshadri

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

What's New

Social Security announces seventh National Disability Forum

The forum, “Serving Individuals with Disabilities: Best Practices and the Modern Day Workforce,” will be held on Tuesday, August 1, 2017, 1-3 p.m. EDT.

There will be two panels: “Best Practices from Other Disability Programs,” focusing on understanding best practices from other disability programs, and “Modern Day Workforce,” in which the Bureau of Labor Statistics will discuss its effort to collect information on the modern workforce through the new Occupational Requirements Survey.

SSA also invites you to follow them on Twitter and ask questions during the event. The Twitter handle is @SSAOutreach. Please use #SSANDForum.

See complete programmatic details here. Those interested may register to attend via teleconference or in person at the National Education Association (1201 16th Street, NW, Washington D.C.).

Registration now open for the 2017 RRC Meeting

Join us for the Retirement Research Consortium’s annual presentation of current research. The event takes place Thursday, August 3, and Friday, August 4, at the National Press Club, Washington, D.C. It is free, but registration is required.

This year’s agenda is posted online.

Spring newsletter focuses on MRRC workshop

This newsletter covers the annual MRRC workshop, including some upcoming research on cognition and long-term care insurance, as well as researchers’ publications and media sightings.

Newsletter Volume 17, Issue 2, is attached in PDF form and available online here: http://mrrc.isr.umich.edu/Publication/Newsletters/Index

Financial Security Research Symposium webcast available

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

If you missed the symposium, the webcast is now available. The schedule is also available.

Link for Panel 1 slides: Assessing Financial Preparedness & Retirement Security

Link for Panel 2 slides: Understanding Social Security

Link for Panel 3 slides: Other Sources of Financial Security

Link for Panel 4 slides: Future Directions for Research

Link for keynote slides: William E. Spriggs

Link for the symposium summary