Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: QM-004-002-2-1-United States-ICPSR-1971

Subject Area: Aging

Bibliographic Citation: Retirement history longitudinal survey, 1971.  [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: 7684

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: Machine readable file or microfiche.

Abstract: This data collection represents part of a longitudinal study of the nature of retirement and of the transition to a retirement lifestyle. Data on the retirees or their surviving spouses include: level of educational attainment, present health condition, current employment status, work history, industry and occupational classification, wages, retirement plans, attitudes toward retirement, pension benefits, insurance coverage, contacts with relatives, living expenses, assets, debts, income, and basic demographic information. The data are contained in one file. This file contains 10,169 records of which 245 represent interviews with surviving spouses of original respondents who died sometime after the 1969 survey. There are 1,535 variables. The logical record length is approximately 5,172 characters. Both OSIRIS and card-image formats are available.

SUBJECT TERMS: aging. assets. debts. education. employment. health. income. insurance. job history. occupation. personal finances. retirement. social security. United States.

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