A Look Back at the Last Decade of the Retirement Research Consortium and the Disability Research Consortium

Social Security Bulletin. 80(1): 1-6, 2020

6 Pages Posted: 8 Mar 2020

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T. Lynn Fisher

U.S. Social Security Administration

John Jankowski

Government of the United States of America - Social Security Administration

Date Written: February 06, 2020

Abstract

This article provides an overview of the Retirement Research Consortium (RRC) and the Disability Research Consortium (DRC) from the Social Security Administration’s perspective, including a brief history of the development of the consortia, a discussion of their aims, and some thoughts on the future of extramural retirement- and disability-related research. The RRC and DRC planned and conducted research to develop information to assist policymakers, the public, and the media in understanding Social Security, retirement, and disability issues. Both consortia have been remarkably successful extramural research ventures that have expanded and advanced the knowledge base, trained new scholars to become the next generation of subject-matter experts, and provided objective, research-based input to the policymaking process.

Keywords: Retirement, Disability, Social Security, Research

JEL Classification: J26, H53

Suggested Citation

Fisher, T. Lynn and Jankowski, John, A Look Back at the Last Decade of the Retirement Research Consortium and the Disability Research Consortium (February 06, 2020). Social Security Bulletin. 80(1): 1-6, 2020, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3536490

T. Lynn Fisher (Contact Author)

U.S. Social Security Administration ( email )

Washington, DC 20254
United States

John Jankowski

Government of the United States of America - Social Security Administration ( email )

Washington, DC 20254
United States

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