Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: QM-004-006-2-1-United States-ICPSR-1979

Subject Area: Aging

Bibliographic Citation: Retirement history longitudinal survey, 1979.  [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: 8344

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: 2 volumes hard copy; machine-readable OSIRIS dictionary; SPSS data definition statements.

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 for the 1979 wave are contained in one file. There are 7,352 records of which 1,082 represent interviews with surviving spouses of the original respondents. This file maintains a logical record length of 3,815 characters and contains 1,220 variables.

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

RELATED PUBLICATIONS:

Irelan, Lola ''Retirement History Study: Introduction'', Washington: DHEW Publication No. (SSA) 73-11700, 1973. Bixby, Leonore, and Lola M. Irelan, ''The Social Security Administration Program of Retirement Research,'' Gerontologist, IX (Summer 1969).

Media/File Reports:

ICPSR Direct