Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: QM-004-008-1-1-United States-NARA-1969

Subject Area: Aging

Bibliographic Citation: Retirement history longitudinal survey, 1969-1971: nonresponse and master beneficiary file and edited income variables.  [machine-readable data file] / U.S. Social Security Administration  [principal investigator(s)] / Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration  [distributor].

Comments: This study contains supplementary files to the Retirement History Longitudinal Survey Cumulative Fine, 1969-1971 (QM-004-007).

Access Status: Unrestricted access.

Documentation: Microfiche

Abstract: The Social Security Administration began the Retirement History Study in 1969, and repeated the survey in 1971, 1973, 1975, 1977, and 1979, to determine why an increasing number of workers were retiring before age 65 and to determine what factors most affected the timing of retirement and the quality of retirement living. Data on retirees or their surviving spouses includes age, sex, race, current employment status and work history, industry, occupation, and wages of present, last, previous, and longest held job, retirement plans, attitudes toward retirement; pension benefits; insurance coverage; contacts with relatives; living expenses, assets, debts, and income. There is also a summary of earnings since 1937 subject to social security taxation; a non-response and master beneficiary record abstract file for the entire cohort; and an edited income variables file for the 6423 original panelists still participating in 1979.

Media/File Reports:

7211 (CD-ROM)
7214 (CD-ROM)
7215 (CD-ROM)
7386 (CD-Rom)
7387 (CD-Rom)
7402 (CD-Rom)
7403 (CD-Rom)
9002 (USB Flask Drive)
9003 (USB Flask Drive)
9004 (SSCC network drive)