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

A Note on Resource Testing and Temptation
Cagri Kumru, John Piggott and Athanasios C. Thanopoulos

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

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

The Retirement and Social Security Benefit Claiming of U.S. Military Retirees
David Knapp, Beth Asch, James Hosek and Michael Mattock

What's New

Now accepting proposals for the 2017 Sandell Grant and Dissertation Fellowship Program

Funded by the U.S. Social Security Administration, the annual Sandell Grant offers up to three junior scholars up to $45,000 in grants to pursue research projects in, for example, retirement income, older workers, or retirement well-being.

Also funded by SSA, the Fellowship Program awards up to three $28,000 fellowships to doctoral candidates focusing on retirement issues and enrolled in an accredited U.S. program.

The programs are administered by the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College. For more information on these opportunities and to apply, visit CRR’s website.

Deadline for both programs is January 31, 2017.

Financial Security Research Symposium webcast now 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

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.