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Retirement History Longitudinal Survey, 1969

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Retirement History Longitudinal Survey, 1969
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Retirement History Longitudinal Survey, 1969
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This longitudinal study is the first in a series of six surveys conducted to investigate the nature of retirement in the United States and the transition to a retirement lifestyle. The first longitudinal study to concentrate on the process of retirement and to include change over a period of time as an object of study, the six surveys in the Retirement History Longitudinal Survey (RHLS) aimed at learning in detail the connections between worklife characteristics, retirement timing, and the determinants of style, quality, and conduct of retirement. This study was meant to gather first-year data as the baseline for future trend analysis on the sample. To provide information on pre-retirement lives and attitudes of respondents, questions were asked regarding labor force history, retirement and retirement plans, health, household, family and social activities, income, assets, and debts for respondents and their spouses. Surviving members of this original 1969 sample were interviewed subsequently at two-year intervals. Labor force questions in this baseline survey covered the respondent's occupation and attitudes toward that occupation, number of hours worked, salary, and unemployment and job-seeking behavior. Information on retirement plans was also elicited, including whether and when the respondents planned to retire, reasons for retirement, whether they had made retirement plans, such as moving residences or working after retirement, expected expenses and resources, workplace pension plans, amount of benefits, Social Security benefits, and subjective attitudes toward retirement. Respondents who were already partially or fully retired were asked to report retrospectively on retirement age, reasons for retirement, and whether they had planned for retirement prior to actually retiring. Questions on health experience pertained to the calendar year prior to the interview, and included receipts and costs of physical examinations and dentist visits, hospitalization, prescription and non-prescription medicines, other medical supplies and services, health insurance coverage and other resources for payment of medical expenses, and a measure of the respondents' own physical health. Questions were asked concerning activity and income, including proximity and frequency of contact with close relatives, and receipt of financial support from relatives. Information on food and housing, transportation, gifts, and travel expenses was also gathered to provide a measure of changes in retirement lifestyle. Demographic items specify race, sex, age, marital status, education, income, benefits amount, assets, debts, number of children and children attending school, and household composition and relationship. Proxy respondents were not allowed to answer any questions in this survey, with the exception of spouses who could answer questions concerning spousal labor force history
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  • Social Security Administration
  • Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor]
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Retirement History Longitudinal Survey, 1969
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  • 1969
  • 7683
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ICPSR07683.v2
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Retirement History Longitudinal Survey, 1969
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  • 1969
  • 7683
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ICPSR07683.v2
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions

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