Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: QM-004-007-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1969

Subject Area: Aging

Bibliographic Citation: Retirement history longitudinal survey, 1969-1973, and summary of social security earnings: merged data.  [machine-readable data file] / U.S. Social Security Administration  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 7739

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: 1 volume hard copy; machine-readable OSIRIS dictionary.

Abstract: This subset consists of selected variables from the first three waves of the Retirement History Longitudinal Survey (1969, 1971, and 1973) as well as the Retirement History Longitudinal Survey Summary of Social Security Earnings file. The Summary Earnings file contains information concerning reported earnings, wages and salary, self-employment earnings, and agricultural employment for the original respondent as well as first and second spouse. The earnings information is pertinent for the years 1951-1974. The variables selected from the first three waves of the Retirement History Longitudinal Survey include such items as demographic information about the respondent and the respondent's spouse, as well as other members of the household, and employment information concerning current as well as past employment, number of hours worked, number of hours off of work, how the job was found, gross pay and time unit of pay, information concerning pension plans from current job and past jobs, types of pensions and type of benefits. The subset also includes items concerning work history of the respondent, retirement plans and, if retired, plans to work in the future. Data from the 1969 wave has been processed and reformatted by the Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development at Duke University. There are 11,162 cases and 1,060 variables in the dataset and approximately 1,764,007 card-image equivalents. The logical record length is 1,888 characters.

SUBJECT TERMS: aging. assets. census data. debts. demographic characteristics. economic attitudes and behavior. education. financial affairs. income. living conditions. occupation. retirement. social attitudes and behavior. social security. United States.

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