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The Consumer Expenditure Survey collects information from households and families on their buying habits (expenditures), income, and household characteristics. The survey data are collected on an ongoing basis by the U.S. Census Bureau for the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This nationwide More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Dataset
Date: 3/28/2012
The American Housing Survey (AHS) is the largest, regular national housing sample survey in the United States. The U.S. Census Bureau conducts the AHS to obtain up-to-date housing statistics for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Although the focus of the AHS is on the housing More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Dataset
Date: 3/28/2012
The Current Population Survey (CPS) is a monthly survey of households conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau for the Bureau of Labor Statistics. It supports a set of widely reported monthly economic indicator statistics such as the national unemployment rate. As a household survey, the CPS provides More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Dataset
Date: 3/28/2012
The SCF is conducted every three years to provide detailed information on the finances of U.S. families (households). The study is sponsored by the Federal Reserve Board in cooperation with the Department of the Treasury and is widely used by the Federal Reserve, other branches of the U.S. More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Dataset
Date: 3/23/2012
This paper presents the results of a field experiment in which a random subsample of older workers was given information about key Social Security provisions, while a control group was not. The experiment was designed to examine whether it is possible to affect individual behavior using a More information...
Audience: Researcher
Date: 3/23/2012
SIPP provides comprehensive information about income and labor force participation for individuals and households in the United States, and the extent and principal determinants of their participation in government transfer payment and supplemental income programs. SIPP offers detailed information More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Dataset
Date: 3/23/2012
In 2009, the Center for Retirement Research analyzed responses to the financial and economic downturn of workers approaching retirement. The CRR surveyed 1,317 workers age 45 to 59 between July and August 2009. The main results showed a significant rise in expected retirement ages, but little More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Brief
Date: 2/1/2010
In 1995, the Social Security Administration started sending out the annual Social Security Statement. It contains information about the worker’s estimated benefits at the ages 62, 65, and 70. I use this unique natural experiment to analyze the retirement and claiming decision-making. First, I find More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Working paper
Date: 10/1/2009