Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: QM-004-004-2-1-United States-ICPSR-1975

Subject Area: Aging

Bibliographic Citation: Retirement history longitudinal survey, 1975.  [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: 7859

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: 2 volumes hard copy; machine-readable dictionary; SPSS data definition statements; 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. There are 8,716 response records in the file, 727 of these records represent interviews with surviving spouses of original respondents who died sometime after the 1969 survey. There are 1,547 variables with a logical record length of 4,486. Both OSIRIS and card image formats are now available. The data were checked for illegal or inconsistent code values which, when found, were recoded to OSIRIS missing data values.

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

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