Itinerary: HRS Wave 2 Early Results Workshop

10/18/95

AGENDA
HRS 2 EARLY RESULTS WORKSHOP
October 20-21, Room 6050 Institute for Social Research, Ann Arbor, MI

Friday, October 20

8:30 am - 10:00 am

Session 1a: "Who Takes Early Social Security Benefits: The Economic and Health Characteristics of Early Beneficiaries," Richard Burkhauser, Kenneth Couch, John Phillips.
(Discussant: Alan Gustman)

Session 1b: "Bridge Jobs in the 1990s," Joseph Quinn, Michael Kozy.
(Discussant: Alan Gustman)

10:00 am - 10:15 am:

Coffeebreak

10:15am - 12:15pm:

Session 2a: "Labor Force Behavior of Hispanic Elderly: Insights from the Health and Retirement Survey," Chenoa Flippen, Marta Tienda.
(Discussant: Richard Campbell)

Session 2b: "Family, Employment Status and Residential Mobility in the Health and Retirement Survey," Regina Bures, Fran Goldscheider.
(Discussant: Richard Campbell)

Session 2c: "Life Insurance and the Gender Bias of Poverty in Widowhood," David Weir, Robert Willis.
(Discussant: Jeff Dominitz)

12:15pm - 1:15pm:

Lunch

1:15 pm - 2:45 pm

Session 3a: "Intergenerational Transfers: A Comparison of Findings from Wave I and Wave II of the HRS," George Myers, Greg O'Neill.
(Discussant: Ken Couch)

Session 3b: "Family Structure and Intergenerational Transfers: A Comparison of 55-63 Year Olds in the US and Britain," John Henretta, Karen Glaser, Emily Grundy, Michael Murphy.
(Discussant: Robert Willis)

2:45 pm - 3:00 pm:

Coffeebreak

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Session 4a: "Health Insurance Coverage Transitions of Persons Nearing Retirement," Pamela Loprest, Sheila Zedlewski.
(Discussant: Brigette Madrian)

Session 4b: "Costs and Characteristics of Health Insurance in the HRS," Stephen Crystal, Richard Johnson, Usha Sambamoorthi.
(Discussant: Brigette Madrian)

Session 4c: "Predictors of Functional Decline in the Health and Retirement Study Cohort: A Search for Health and Social Risk Factors," Robert Wallace, Regula Herzog, F. Kohout, C. Zwerling.
(Discussant: Tim Waidmann; Alternate Discussant: Jim House)

6:00 pm

Cocktails at Oxford House (Authors and Discussants)

7:00 pm

Dinner at Oxford House (Authors and Discussants)

Saturday, October 21

8:30 am - 10:00 am

Session 5a: "Social Inequality in the Disablement Process," Eileen Crimmins, Mark Hayward.
(Discussant: Kerwin Charles)

Session 5b: "Wealth Accumulation Between the Waves," James Smith.
(Discussant: Frank Stafford)

10:00 am - 10:15 am:

Coffeebreak

10:15am - 12:15pm:

Session 6a: "Stability and Change in Plans for Retirement," David Ekerdt, Stanley DeViney, Karl Kosloski.
(Discussant: Joseph Quinn)

Session 6b: "Retirement Expectations Over Time: Differences by Gender, Race and Ethnicity," Marjorie Honig.
(Discussant: Charlie Brown)

Session 6c: "Widowhood During the Early Retirement Years: Expectation,
Preparation, and Consequences,"
Karen Holden, Hsiang-Hui Daphne Kuo.
(Discussant: Robin Lumsdaine)

12:15pm - 1:15pm:

Lunch

1:15 pm - 3:00 pm

Session 7a: "Optimal Breakpoints for Unfolding Brackets: Wave 2 and Longitudinal Performance," Daniel Hill, Steve Heeringa, David Howell.
(Discussant: Lee Lillard)

Session 7b: "The Effects of Bracketing in Wealth Estimation," Harish Chand and Li Gan.
(Discussant: Lee Lillard)

Session 7c: "Statistical Properties of a Survey-Based Measure of Individuals' Risk Tolerance," Miles Kimball, Robert Barsky.
(Discussant: John Laitner)

3:00 pm - 3:15 pm:

Coffeebreak

3:15 pm - 5:15 pm

Session 8a: "A Comparison of Subjective Expectations Elicitation Methods," Jeff Dominitz.
(Discussant: Olivia Mitchell)

Session 8b: "The Predictive Validity of the Subjective Probabilties of Survival in the Health and Retrirement Survey," Michael Hurd, Kathleen McGarry.
(Discussant: Olivia Mitchell)

Session 8c: "A Survey-Based Measure of Labor Supply Elasticity," Robert Barsky, Miles Kimball, Matthew Shapiro.
(Discussant: John Laitner)

Additional contributed papers available:

"Emotional Health Status and Quality of Life Measures in the Health and Retirement Study," Alan Glicksman, M. Powell Lawton, Morton Kleban, Winnifred Brown-Glaude.

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