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MRRC Newsletter: Volume 9 Issue 3 - July 2008

Director's Corner
This summer, the Social Security Retirement Research Consortium marks a milestone of ten years in existence...

FYI: Misleading Internet Websites
Recently, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) at SSA has received complaints from Social Security applicants...

Research Brief: Adequacy of Resources and Returns-to-Scale in Retirement
A common metric for retirement well-being is the income replacement rate, the amount of retirement income expressed as a percentage of preretirement income. Some fixed fraction, such as 80 percent...

Who Needs More Steady Income in Retirement--and What Could be Done About it?
On June 10, MRRC researcher Olivia S. Mitchell participated in a conference at the National Press Club sponsored by the Retirement Security Project. Her comments are summarized in this article.

Jason Fichtner Named Acting Deputy Commissioner of Social Security
In May, SSA Commissioner Michael Astrue announced that Jason Fichtner was appointed by President Bush as Acting Deputy Commissioner of Social Security...

2008 RRC Agenda
The 10th Annual Conference of the Retirement Research Consortium will be held August 7 and 8 in Washington D.C. View the current agenda...