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Does Retirement Make you Happy? A Simultaneous Equations Approach
Raquel Fonseca, Arie Kapteyn, Jinkook Lee and Gema Zamarro

The Implications of Differential Trends in Mortality for Social Security Policy
John Bound, Arline Geronimus, Javier Rodriguez and Timothy A. Waidmann

Long-Run Determinants of Intergenerational Transfers
John Karl Scholz, Ananth Seshadri and Kamil Sicinski

Does Protecting Older Workers from Discrimination Make It Harder to Get Hired?
David Neumark, Joanne Song and Patrick Button

The Insurance Role of Household Labor Supply for Older Workers
Yanan Li and Victoria Prowse

Rejection from the Disability Insurance Program and Dependency on Social Support
Susan Chen

Have We Finally Achieved Actuarial Fairness of Social Security Retirement Benefits and Will It Last?
Frank Heiland and Na Yin

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Sandell Grant deadline

The deadline for the Sandell Grant for junior retirement scholars is January 31. All disciplines are welcome to apply. More info on the grant here.

2015 Summer Experiential Learning Fellowship in Disability Policy Research

Graduate and early doctoral students in the social sciences and related disciplines are invited to apply for this fellowship, which provides the opportunity to conduct independent research under the guidance of Mathematica researchers. The eight-week program takes place in Washington, D.C., during June and July. Deadline is midnight February 13. More information on the fellowship here.

The 22nd annual RAND Summer Institute (RSI)

RSI will take place in Santa Monica, CA, July 6-9, 2015. The event consists of two conferences addressing critical issues facing our aging population: a Mini-Medical School for Social Scientists (July 6-7) and a Workshop on the Demography, Economics, Psychology, and Epidemiology of Aging (July 8-9). The primary aim of the RSI is to expose pre- and post-doctoral students and junior faculty interested in the study of aging to a wide range of research being conducted in fields beyond their own specialties. There is fellowship support for travel and accommodation. More info here.

The latest MRRC newsletter is now available

Articles include:

· Director’s corner: MRRC Director John Laitner’s take on the 2014 RRC Meeting

· Policy focus marks 2014 RRC Meeting: ‘Social Security and the Retirement Income System’

· Deputy Chief Thornton gives RRC scholars insight into areas of SSA interest

HTML versions of stories are available here. A PDF version is available here.

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The University of Michigan Retirement Research Center is funded through a cooperative agreement with the Social Security Administration as part of its Retirement Research Consortium.

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