Prospective Social Security Wealth Measures of Pre-Retirees (Version 1.0)

April 22, 2009

The Prospective Social Security Wealth Measures of Pre-Retirees (Version 1.0) data set is now available.

The Prospective Social Security Wealth Measures of Pre-Retirees data set consists of respondent-level, cross-sectional files constructed from the employment sections of the HRS 1992 (wave 1), HRS 1998 (wave 4), HRS 2004 (wave 7) and the restricted SSA summary and detailed earnings and benefits files. From these data, we calculate the value of Social Security wealth at different ages (at early retirement age, normal retirement age and age 70). We impute values for individuals not linked to the SSA earnings files.

The public version of these data consists of the following main variables:

These data are available for 1992, 1998, and 2004 in a single flat file with variables named following the RAND naming conventions to facilitate use with RAND files.

Note: Be sure to check the HRS File Merge Cross-Reference Table for up-to-date information on the restricted data merge status of this data set.

If you find any problems with the data, please report them to us via the Help Desk, or by e-mail to hrsquestions@umich.edu.

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