Natalia A. Zhivan

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(SSA) funded as part of the Retirement Research 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, or Boston College. The authors would like to thank Robert Hutchens for very useful comments and Madeline Zavodny for generously sharing(More)
Research 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, or Boston College. The authors would like to thank Alicia H. Munnell, Andrew Eschtruth, and Norma B. Coe for helpful comments and suggestions. Short sections of text, not to(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare models of attrition across race/ethnic groups of aging populations and discuss implications for health-related research. DATA SOURCES The Health and Retirement Study (1992-2008). STUDY DESIGN A competing risks model was estimated using a multinomial logit model when respondents faced competing types of risks, such as dying, being(More)
Short sections of text, not to exceed two paragraphs, may be quoted without explicit permission provided that full credit, including © notice, is given to the source. part of a consortium that includes 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(More)
This study empirically examines the association between hospital inefficiency and the decision to introduce electronic medical records (EMR) and computerized physician order entry (CPOE) in a national sample of U.S. general hospitals in urban areas in 2006. The main research question is whether the presence of hospital cost inefficiency or other factors(More)
Moving is an important decision for anyone, particularly for older homeowners who may have a long attachment to their residence but face new opportunities (ample leisure time) or challenges (loss of a spouse) that affect their living situation. The lore on how often older Americans move is mixed. While the familiar stereotype is that retirees flock to(More)
While Social Security's Normal Retirement Age (NRA) is increasing to 67, the Earliest Eligibility Age (EEA) remains at 62. Similar plans to increase the EEA raise concerns that they would create excessive hardship on workers who are worn‐out or in bad health. One simple rule to increase the EEA is to tie an increase to the number of quarters of covered(More)
The employment of older workers into their mid-60s will be critical to their ability to ensure a secure retirement. Continued employment provides current income while working, avoids the actuarial reduction in Social Security benefits, allows 401(k) accumulations to increase, and shortens the period over which retirement assets must provide support. One of(More)