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Long-Run Determinants of Intergenerational Transfers
John Karl Scholz, Ananth Seshadri and Kamil Sicinski

The Implications of Differential Trends in Mortality for Social Security Policy
John Bound, Arline Geronimus, Javier Rodriguez and Timothy A. Waidmann

Economic Conditions and SSI Applications
Austin Nichols, Lucie Schmidt and Purvi Sevak

Rejection from the Disability Insurance Program and Dependency on Social Support
Susan Chen

Will They Take the Money and Work? An Empirical Analysis of People’s Willingness to Delay Claiming Social Security Benefits for a Lump Sum
Raimond H. Maurer, Olivia S. Mitchell, Ralph Rogalla and Tatjana Schimetschek

The Insurance Role of Household Labor Supply for Older Workers
Yanan Li and Victoria Prowse

Is the 2010 Affordable Care Act Minimum Standard to Identify Disability in All National Datasets Good Enough for Policy Purposes?
Richard V. Burkhauser, T. Lynn Fisher, Andrew J. Houtenville and Jennifer R. Tennant

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Webcast registration opens for 2015 RRC Meeting

The 17th Annual Meeting of the Retirement Research Consortium will take place at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on August 6 & 7.

There is a live webcast of the meeting on both days, and you can register ahead of time below. Please note that you need to register separately for each day.

Thursday: https://www.webcaster4.com/Webcast/Page/219/9756

Friday: https://www.webcaster4.com/Webcast/Page/219/9757

In-person registration is also available here: http://conference.nber.org/confer/reply/rrc15.html

MRRC’s presenters are:

· David Neumark (University of California at Irvine), “Does Eliminating the Earnings Test Increase Old-Age Poverty of Women?”

· Eric French (University College of London and Institute for Fiscal Studies), “The Effect of the Affordable Care Act on the Labor Supply, Savings, and Social Security of Older Americans”

· David Love (Williams College), “The Comprehensive Wealth of Immigrants and Natives”

· Emma Aguila (University of Southern California), “Social Security Contributions and Return Migration Among Older Mexican Immigrants”

· Helen Levy (University of Michigan), “The Effect of Health Reform on Retirement”

· Marco Angrisani (University of Southern California), “Nonmonetary Job Characteristics and Employment Transitions at Older Ages”

· Brooke Helppie McFall (University of Michigan), “Changing Work Demands and Compositional Changes in Occupations: Effects on Expected Retirement”

The meeting is sponsored by the NBER Retirement Research Center, the University of Michigan Retirement Research Center (MRRC), and the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College (CRR), and with support from the Social Security Administration (SSA) as part of the Retirement Research Consortium.

SSA posts two positions for economists

The Social Security Administration, Data Analysis and Strategic Planning Branch, Division of Management and Information Analysis, has posted two positions of interest in the Office of Disability Adjudication (ODAR).

ODAR seeks a person to handle the full scope of multiple research studies and projects. This is a mid-level developmental position. Details here: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/410072000

ODAR also seeks a project leader in charge of conducting analyses on policies affecting SSA programs, as well as forecasting various SSA workloads of significance to ODAR operations. This position will serve as a consultant and advisor to management officials. Details here: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/410070900


The University of Michigan Retirement Research Center is funded through a cooperative agreement with the Social Security Administration as part of its Retirement Research Consortium.