Retirement Research Using the Health and Retirement Survey

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Alan L. Gustman

Dartmouth College - Department of Economics; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Olivia S. Mitchell

University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School; University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School, Pension Research Council; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Thomas L. Steinmeier

Texas Tech University - Department of Economics and Geography

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Date Written: August 1994

Abstract

This paper highlights unanswered research questions in the economics of retirement, and shows how these issues can be addressed using the new Health and Retirement Survey (HRS). Unique features of the survey are described including administrative records on earnings and social security benefits, and employer provided data on pensions and health insurance. Also collected are indicators of retirement plans, health status, family structure, income, wealth and employer policies affecting job opportunities and constraints. Data from the first wave of the HRS are used to analyze retirement outcomes and constraints shaping retirement behavior.

Suggested Citation

Gustman, Alan L. and Mitchell, Olivia S. and Steinmeier, Thomas L., Retirement Research Using the Health and Retirement Survey (August 1994). NBER Working Paper No. w4813, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1668385

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