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

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

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

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

Have We Finally Achieved Actuarial Fairness of Social Security Retirement Benefits and Will It Last?
Frank Heiland and Na Yin

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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Job openings with SSA

The Social Security Administration seeks a full-time, permanent Operations Research Analyst and a full-time, permanent Economist. Postings close Friday, February 27. For more information on the research analyst position, visit https://ssai.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/394995300. For details on the economist position, visit https://ssai.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/395001900.

Visit MRRC at the 2015 PAA meeting

If you’re in San Diego for the Population Association of America meeting, stop by booth 505 and say hello. We’ll have MRRC 2014 working papers and research briefs to share. Meeting dates are Wednesday, April 29–Saturday, May 2.

The 22nd annual RAND Summer Institute (RSI)

RSI will take place in Santa Monica, CA, July 6-9, 2015. The event consists of two conferences addressing critical issues facing our aging population: a Mini-Medical School for Social Scientists (July 6-7) and a Workshop on the Demography, Economics, Psychology, and Epidemiology of Aging (July 8-9). The primary aim of the RSI is to expose pre- and post-doctoral students and junior faculty interested in the study of aging to a wide range of research being conducted in fields beyond their own specialties. There is fellowship support for travel and accommodation. Deadline for applications is March 16. More info here.

The latest MRRC newsletter is now available

Articles include:

· Director’s corner: MRRC Director John Laitner’s take on the 2014 RRC Meeting

· Policy focus marks 2014 RRC Meeting: ‘Social Security and the Retirement Income System’

· Deputy Chief Thornton gives RRC scholars insight into areas of SSA interest

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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.