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"Making Hard Choices About Retirement"
Social Security Retirement Research Consortium
Third Annual Joint Conference
May 17-18, 2001

Thursday, May 17, 2001
8:00-8:30am Registration and Breakfast
8:30-8:45am Introductory  Alicia Munnell, Center for Retirement Research at Boston College
Remarks       Robert J. Willis, Michigan Retirement Research Center
                    Commissioner, Social Security Administration
8:45-10:00am Session I How Prepared Are People for Retirement?
10:00-10:15am Break
10:15-12:15pm Session II Do People Make Good Decisions about Their Retirement Income?
12:15-1:30pm Lunch
     President Bush's Vision of the U.S. Retirement System
     Larry Lindsey, Assistant to the President for Economic Policy
1:30-3:30pm Session III How Do Pension Provisions Affect Retirement Decisions?
3:30-3:45pm Break
3:45-5:00pm Session IV How Much Does Social Security Redistribute to Low-income Workers?
5:00-6:30pm Reception
Friday, May 18, 2001
7:30-8:30am Outside Scholars/Advisors Meetings
8:00-8:30am Breakfast
8:30-9:45am Session V Modeling Retirement System Costs and Implications of Reform
9:45-11:00am Session VI How Do Older Women Fare in an International Context?
11:00-11:15am Break
11:15-12:30pm Session VII How Do Perceptions about Disability Insurance Affect Behavior?
12:30-12:45pm Closing Remarks
12:45-1:15pm Lunch
1:15-3:45pm Sandell Grant Presentations

For more information about the RRC May Conference,
check out the Boston Center for Retirement Research’s web site at

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