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The Well-Being of the Elderly in a Comparative Context." This program project is the result of a collaborative effort between Syracuse University and the DIW to make the GSOEP available to English speaking researchers. I thank Barbara A. Butrica, Mary C. Daly and Richard V. Burkhauser for careful reading of this paper which allowed me to tranform the(More)
The Modeling Income in the Near Term (MINT) data system projects retirement income for persons retiring in the 1990s through 2020. Using those data, we examine the economic well-being of divorced women at retirement. The MINT data system improves upon previous estimates of Social Security benefits by: Measuring and projecting years of marriage to determine(More)
OBJECTIVES The impending retirement of boomers has spurred interest in tapping their productive energies to benefit society. This study examined volunteer transitions among older adults to understand the factors that affect volunteer dynamics. METHODS Using data from the Health and Retirement Study, the analysis examined entries into and exits from formal(More)
PURPOSE This study compared the official poverty rate for adults aged 65 years and older with alternative measures that portray the true resources and needs of older adults. DESIGN AND METHODS The analysis used data from the 2004 Health and Retirement Study on income, assets, in-kind transfers, and out-of-pocket medical expenses. It also incorporated the(More)
Consortium (RRC). The findings and conclusions expressed are solely those of the authors and do not represent the views of SSA, any agency of the Federal Government, the RRC, Boston College, or the Urban Institute. The authors gratefully acknowledge the expert team of researchers that have developed MINT over the past decade. These include, but are not(More)
part of a consortium that includes a parallel centers at the University of Michigan and the National Bureau of Economic Research, was established in 1998 through a grant from the Social Security Administration. The goals of the Center are to promote research on retirement issues, to transmit new findings to the policy community and the public, to help train(More)
This article examines how retirement income at age 67 is likely to change for baby boomers and persons born in generation X (GenX) compared with current retirees. We use the Social Security Administration's Modeling Income in the Near Term (MINT) model to project retirement income and assets, poverty rates, and replacement rates for current and future(More)
A crosscutting team of Urban Institute experts in Social Security, labor markets, savings behavior, tax and budget policy, and micro-simulation modeling ponder the aging of American society. The aging of America raises many questions about what's in store for future and current retirees and whether society can sustain current systems that support the(More)