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Section A: PROSPECTIVE SOCIAL SECURITY WEALTH MEASURES  (Respondent)

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HHID           HOUSEHOLD IDENTIFICATION NUMBER
         Section: A     Level: Respondent      Type: Character  Width: 6   Decimals: 0
         Ref: HHID

         Household Identifier

         .................................................................................


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PN             RESPONDENT PERSON IDENTIFICATION NUMBER
         Section: A     Level: Respondent      Type: Character  Width: 3   Decimals: 0
         Ref: PN

         Each respondent has a Person Number. The identifier is unique within an original
         household across waves.

         .................................................................................
         16851         010.  Person number
           523         011.  Person number
            17         012.  Person number
             1         013.  Person number
          8619         020.  Person number
           115         021.  Person number
             5         022.  Person number
          1193         030.  Person number
            41         031.  Person number
             3         032.  Person number
          1647         040.  Person number
            53         041.  Person number
             2         042.  Person number


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R1SSWRER       W1 R SS WEALTH BASED ON OWN EARNINGS, CLAIM AT 62
         Section: A     Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 8   Decimals: 0
         Ref: R1SSWRER

         Wave 1 (1992) Respondent social security wealth based on own earnings, claim at
         62

         .................................................................................

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              N      Min         Max          Mean            SD    Miss
          10689        0      181700      77037.63      37867.15   18381
         -----------------------------------------------------------------


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R1SSWRNR       W1 R SS WEALTH BASED ON OWN EARNINGS, CLAIM AT NRA
         Section: A     Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 8   Decimals: 0
         Ref: R1SSWRNR

         Wave 1 (1992) Respondent social security wealth based on own earnings, claim at
         normal retirement age

         .................................................................................

         -----------------------------------------------------------------
              N      Min         Max          Mean            SD    Miss
          11088        0      215700      80153.21      40438.75   17982
         -----------------------------------------------------------------


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R1SSWRXA       W1 R SS WEALTH BASED ON OWN EARNINGS, CLAIM AT 70
         Section: A     Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 8   Decimals: 0
         Ref: R1SSWRXA

         Wave 1 (1992) Respondent social security wealth based on own earnings, claim at
         70

         .................................................................................

         -----------------------------------------------------------------
              N      Min         Max          Mean            SD    Miss
          11336        0      200100      77840.26      36609.72   17734
         -----------------------------------------------------------------


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R1CLAIMED      W1 RESPONDENT ALREADY CLAIMING SS BENEFITS
         Section: A     Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 8   Decimals: 0
         Ref: R1CLAIMED

         An indicator variable equal to 1 if the respondent has already claimed SS
         benefits as of Wave 1.  If R1CLAIMED = 1, then all respondent retirement
         insurance benefit wealth variables will be missing.

         .................................................................................
         12399           0.  R has not claimed SS benefits as of the wave date
           252           1.  R has already claimed SS benefits as of the wave date
         16419       Blank.  Blank, missing


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R1IMPUTE       W1 R IMPUTATION FLAG
         Section: A     Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 3   Decimals: 0
         Ref: R1IMPUTE

         The indicator variable for Wave 1 (1992) respondent imputations.
         
         In cases where R1IMPUTE=2, we impute the respondent’s own PIA using a mix
         method:  regression based nearest neighbor hot-decking.  Using the sample of
         matched respondents, we regress the respondent’s own PIA on several demographic
         and labor force characteristics.   We then sort all observations based on their
         predicted PIA from the estimation.  We substitute the missing respondent’s PIA
         with an actual PIA from the nearest matched respondent (hot-deck).  In these
         cases, we assume the respondent is insured or will be at the time of claim.
         
         In cases where R1IMPUTE=3, we impute both the respondent’s insured status and
         own PIA.  We estimate a 2-step Heckman model to correct for sample selection. 
         We use an indicator variable as the exclusion restriction in the selection
         equation:  whether the individuals ever worked as a federal employee.   Civilian
         federal employees hired before 1984 are excluded from OASDI.  From this
         estimation, we hot-deck both insured status and PIA from matched nearest
         neighbors.

         .................................................................................
         10212           1.  Respondent is matched to the SS earnings data (no
                             imputation)
          1933           2.  Respondent is unmatched and expects to claim SS (self
                             reported)
           506           3.  Respondent is unmatched and does not expect to claim SS or
                             does not report expectations
         16419       Blank.  Blank, missing


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S1SSWRER       W1 S SS WEALTH BASED ON OWN EARNINGS, CLAIM AT 62
         Section: A     Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 8   Decimals: 0
         Ref: S1SSWRER

         Wave 1 (1992) Spouse social security wealth based on own earnings, claim at 62

         .................................................................................

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              N      Min         Max          Mean            SD    Miss
           8216        0      181700      78285.94      37854.74   20854
         -----------------------------------------------------------------


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S1SSWRNR       W1 S SS WEALTH BASED ON OWN EARNINGS, CLAIM AT NRA
         Section: A     Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 8   Decimals: 0
         Ref: S1SSWRNR

         Wave 1 (1992) Spouse social security wealth based on own earnings, claim at
         normal retirement age

         .................................................................................

         -----------------------------------------------------------------
              N      Min         Max          Mean            SD    Miss
           8600        0      215700      81554.49      40363.56   20470
         -----------------------------------------------------------------


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S1SSWRXA       W1 S SS WEALTH BASED ON OWN EARNINGS, CLAIM AT 70
         Section: A     Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 8   Decimals: 0
         Ref: S1SSWRXA

         Wave 1 (1992) Spouse social security wealth based on own earnings, claim at 70

         .................................................................................

         -----------------------------------------------------------------
              N      Min         Max          Mean            SD    Miss
           8831        0      198000      78799.30      36138.50   20239
         -----------------------------------------------------------------


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S1CLAIMED      W1 SPOUSE ALREADY CLAIMING SS BENEFITS
         Section: A     Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 8   Decimals: 0
         Ref: S1CLAIMED

         An indicator variable equal to 1 if the spouse has already claimed SS benefits
         as of Wave 1.  If S1CLAIMED = 1, then all spouse retirement insurance benefit
         wealth variables will be missing.

         .................................................................................
         12400           0.  Spouse has not claimed SS benefits as of the wave date
           251           1.  Spouse has already claimed SS benefits as of the wave date
         16419       Blank.  Blank, missing


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S1IMPUTE       W1 S IMPUTATION FLAG
         Section: A     Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 3   Decimals: 0
         Ref: S1IMPUTE

         The indicator variable for Wave 1 (1992) spouse imputations.
         
         In cases where S1IMPUTE=2, we impute the spouse’s PIA as described for R1IMPUTE.
         In other words, R1IMPUTE = 2 or 3 for these spouses.
         
         In cases where S1IMPUTE=3, we impute the spouse’s PIA using only characteristics
         of the respondent for the purpose of calculating a spousal or widow benefit for
         the respondent only. That is, we do not actually impute any wealth (own, spouse
         or widow) to the missing spouse. We use the imputed PIA to calculate potential
         auxiliary benefits to the respondent. In these cases, the spouse is missing;
         s/he was not interviewed during that particular wave. Using the sample of
         matched respondents, we regress the spouse’s PIA on demographic and labor force
         characteristics of the respondent (since we do not have this information on the
         spouse).   We then sort all observations based on their predicted spouse PIA
         from this estimation. We substitute the missing spouse’s PIA with an actual
         spouse PIA from the nearest matched respondent (hot-deck).

         .................................................................................
          7808           1.  Spouse is matched to the SS earnings data (no imputation)
          1724           2.  Spouse is unmatched to the SS data and the spouse was
                             imputed as a respondent
           360           3.  Spouse is unmatched to the SS data and the spouse was not
                             imputed as a respondent
         19178       Blank.  Blank, missing


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H1SSWER        W1 TOTAL HOUSEHOLD SS WEALTH, ALL CLAIMING AT 62
         Section: A     Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 8   Decimals: 0
         Ref: H1SSWER

         Wave 1: The sum of respondent’s retirement insurance wealth, respondent’s
         incremental auxiliary spouse benefit wealth, respondent’s incremental survivor
         benefit wealth, spouse’s incremental retirement insurance benefit wealth,
         spouse’s incremental auxiliary spouse benefit wealth, and spouse’s incremental
         survivor benefit  wealth all assuming both respondent and spouse claim at age
         62.

         .................................................................................

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              N      Min         Max          Mean            SD    Miss
          12651        0      306000     132684.89      74056.78   16419
         -----------------------------------------------------------------


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H1SSWNR        W1 TOTAL HOUSEHOLD SS WEALTH, ALL CLAIMING AT NRA
         Section: A     Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 8   Decimals: 0
         Ref: H1SSWNR

         Same summation as for H1SSWER, but assuming both respondent and spouse claim at
         their respective full retirement ages.

         .................................................................................

         -----------------------------------------------------------------
              N      Min         Max          Mean            SD    Miss
          12651        0      385900     150827.73      80658.84   16419
         -----------------------------------------------------------------


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H1SSWXA        W1 TOTAL HOUSEHOLD SS WEALTH, ALL CLAIMING AT 70
         Section: A     Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 8   Decimals: 0
         Ref: H1SSWXA

         Same summation as for H1SSWER, but assuming both respondent and spouse claim at
         age 70.

         .................................................................................

         -----------------------------------------------------------------
              N      Min         Max          Mean            SD    Miss
          12651        0      400200     153945.25      78306.39   16419
         -----------------------------------------------------------------


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INW1           WAVE 1 (1992) RESPONDENT FLAG
         Section: A     Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 8   Decimals: 0
         Ref: INW1

         Wave 1 status: Response indicator (from RAND)

         .................................................................................
         12340           0.  Did not respond in Wave 1 (1992)
         12651           1.  Responded in Wave 1 (1992)
          4079       Blank.  Blank, missing


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R4SSWRER       W4 R SS WEALTH BASED ON OWN EARNINGS, CLAIM AT 62
         Section: A     Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 8   Decimals: 0
         Ref: R4SSWRER

         Respondent’s predicted SS wealth based on the retirement insurance benefit
         (calculated based on own earnings records) assuming a claim age of 62.

         .................................................................................

         -----------------------------------------------------------------
              N      Min         Max          Mean            SD    Miss
           8159        0      200400      84537.61      43540.25   20911
         -----------------------------------------------------------------


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R4SSWRNR       W4 R SS WEALTH BASED ON OWN EARNINGS, CLAIM AT NRA
         Section: A     Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 8   Decimals: 0
         Ref: R4SSWRNR

         Respondent’s predicted SS wealth based on the retirement insurance benefit
         (calculated based on own earnings records) assuming a full retirement claim age.

         .................................................................................

         -----------------------------------------------------------------
              N      Min         Max          Mean            SD    Miss
           9586        0      251000      94993.34      47423.76   19484
         -----------------------------------------------------------------


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R4SSWRXA       W4 R SS WEALTH BASED ON OWN EARNINGS, CLAIM AT 70
         Section: A     Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 8   Decimals: 0
         Ref: R4SSWRXA

         Respondent’s predicted SS wealth based on the retirement insurance benefit
         (calculated based on own earnings records) assuming a claim age of 70.

         .................................................................................

         -----------------------------------------------------------------
              N      Min         Max          Mean            SD    Miss
          11479        0      236900      92316.18      45891.06   17591
         -----------------------------------------------------------------


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R4CLAIMED      W4 RESPONDENT ALREADY CLAIMING SS BENEFITS
         Section: A     Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 8   Decimals: 0
         Ref: R4CLAIMED

         An indicator variable equal to 1 if the respondent has already claimed SS
         benefits as of Wave 4.  If R4CLAIMED = 1, then all respondent retirement
         insurance benefit wealth variables will be missing.

         .................................................................................
         20952           0.  R has not claimed SS benefits as of the wave date
          1927           1.  R has already claimed SS benefits as of the wave date
          6191       Blank.  Blank, missing


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R4IMPUTE       W4 R IMPUTATION FLAG
         Section: A     Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 3   Decimals: 0
         Ref: R4IMPUTE

         The indicator variable for Wave 4 (1998) respondent imputations.
         
         In cases where R4IMPUTE=2, we impute the respondent’s own PIA using a mix
         method:  regression based nearest neighbor hot-decking.  Using the sample of
         matched respondents, we regress the respondent’s own PIA on several demographic
         and labor force characteristics.   We then sort all observations based on their
         predicted PIA from the estimation.  We substitute the missing respondent’s PIA
         with an actual PIA from the nearest matched respondent (hot-deck).  In these
         cases, we assume the respondent is insured or will be at the time of claim.
         
         In cases where R4IMPUTE=3, we impute both the respondent’s insured status and
         own PIA.  We estimate a 2-step Heckman model to correct for sample selection. 
         We use an indicator variable as the exclusion restriction in the selection
         equation:  whether the individuals ever worked as a federal employee.   Civilian
         federal employees hired before 1984 are excluded from OASDI.  From this
         estimation, we hot-deck both insured status and PIA from matched nearest
         neighbors.

         .................................................................................
         16845           1.  Respondent is matched to the SS earnings data (no
                             imputation)
          1579           2.  Respondent is unmatched and expects to claim SS (self
                             reported)
          4455           3.  Respondent is unmatched and does not expect to claim SS or
                             does not report expectations
          6191       Blank.  Blank, missing


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S4SSWRER       W4 S SS WEALTH BASED ON OWN EARNINGS, CLAIM AT 62
         Section: A     Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 8   Decimals: 0
         Ref: S4SSWRER

         Spouse’s predicted SS wealth based on the retirement insurance benefit
         (calculated based on own earnings records) assuming a claim age of 62.

         .................................................................................

         -----------------------------------------------------------------
              N      Min         Max          Mean            SD    Miss
           4670        0      200400      88831.24      43790.48   24400
         -----------------------------------------------------------------


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S4SSWRNR       W4 S SS WEALTH BASED ON OWN EARNINGS, CLAIM AT NRA
         Section: A     Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 8   Decimals: 0
         Ref: S4SSWRNR

         Spouse’s predicted SS wealth based on the retirement insurance benefit
         (calculated based on own earnings records) assuming a full retirement claim age.

         .................................................................................

         -----------------------------------------------------------------
              N      Min         Max          Mean            SD    Miss
           5462        0      232000      99106.77      47380.87   23608
         -----------------------------------------------------------------


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S4SSWRXA       W4 S SS WEALTH BASED ON OWN EARNINGS, CLAIM AT 70
         Section: A     Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 8   Decimals: 0
         Ref: S4SSWRXA

         Spouse’s predicted SS wealth based on the retirement insurance benefit
         (calculated based on own earnings records) assuming a claim age of 70.

         .................................................................................

         -----------------------------------------------------------------
              N      Min         Max          Mean            SD    Miss
           6324        0      235500      94947.87      44557.06   22746
         -----------------------------------------------------------------


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S4CLAIMED      W4 SPOUSE ALREADY CLAIMING SS BENEFITS
         Section: A     Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 8   Decimals: 0
         Ref: S4CLAIMED

         An indicator variable equal to 1 if the spouse has already claimed SS benefits
         as of Wave 4.  If S4CLAIMED = 1, then all spouse retirement insurance benefit
         wealth variables will be missing.

         .................................................................................
         21788           0.  Spouse has not claimed SS benefits as of the wave date
          1091           1.  Spouse has already claimed SS benefits as of the wave date
          6191       Blank.  Blank, missing


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S4IMPUTE       W4 S IMPUTATION FLAG
         Section: A     Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 3   Decimals: 0
         Ref: S4IMPUTE

         The indicator variable for Wave 4 (1998) spouse imputations.
         
         In cases where S4IMPUTE=2, we impute the spouse’s PIA as described for R4IMPUTE.
         In other words, R4IMPUTE = 2 or 3 for these spouses.
         
         In cases where S4IMPUTE=3, we impute the spouse’s PIA using only characteristics
         of the respondent for the purpose of calculating a spousal or widow benefit for
         the respondent only. That is, we do not actually impute any wealth (own, spouse
         or widow) to the missing spouse. We use the imputed PIA to calculate potential
         auxiliary benefits to the respondent. In these cases, the spouse is missing;
         s/he was not interviewed during that particular wave. Using the sample of
         matched respondents, we regress the spouse’s PIA on demographic and labor force
         characteristics of the respondent (since we do not have this information on the
         spouse).   We then sort all observations based on their predicted spouse PIA
         from this estimation. We substitute the missing spouse’s PIA with an actual
         spouse PIA from the nearest matched respondent (hot-deck).

         .................................................................................
         10493           1.  Spouse is matched to the SS earnings data (no imputation)
          3020           2.  Spouse is unmatched to the SS data and the spouse was
                             imputed as a respondent
           451           3.  Spouse is unmatched to the SS data and the spouse was not
                             imputed as a respondent
         15106       Blank.  Blank, missing


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H4SSWER        W4 TOTAL HOUSEHOLD SS WEALTH, ALL CLAIMING AT 62
         Section: A     Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 8   Decimals: 0
         Ref: H4SSWER

         Wave 4: The sum of respondent’s retirement insurance wealth, respondent’s
         incremental auxiliary spouse benefit wealth, respondent’s incremental survivor
         benefit wealth, spouse’s incremental retirement insurance benefit wealth,
         spouse’s incremental auxiliary spouse benefit wealth, and spouse’s incremental
         survivor benefit  wealth all assuming both respondent and spouse claim at age
         62.

         .................................................................................

         -----------------------------------------------------------------
              N      Min         Max          Mean            SD    Miss
          22879        0      361600      53659.34      81384.37    6191
         -----------------------------------------------------------------


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H4SSWNR        W4 TOTAL HOUSEHOLD SS WEALTH, ALL CLAIMING AT NRA
         Section: A     Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 8   Decimals: 0
         Ref: H4SSWNR

         Same summation as for H4SSWER, but assuming both respondent and spouse claim at
         their respective full retirement ages.

         .................................................................................

         -----------------------------------------------------------------
              N      Min         Max          Mean            SD    Miss
          22879        0      413800      70479.30      95139.82    6191
         -----------------------------------------------------------------


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H4SSWXA        W4 TOTAL HOUSEHOLD SS WEALTH, ALL CLAIMING AT 70
         Section: A     Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 8   Decimals: 0
         Ref: H4SSWXA

         Same summation as for H4SSWER, but assuming both respondent and spouse claim at
         age 70.

         .................................................................................

         -----------------------------------------------------------------
              N      Min         Max          Mean            SD    Miss
          22879        0      469400      86398.99      99912.99    6191
         -----------------------------------------------------------------


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INW4           WAVE 4 (1998) RESPONDENT FLAG
         Section: A     Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 8   Decimals: 0
         Ref: INW4

         Wave 4 status: Response indicator (from RAND)

         .................................................................................
          2112           0.  Did not respond in Wave 4 (1998)
         22879           1.  Responded in Wave 4 (1998)
          4079       Blank.  Blank, missing


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R7SSWRER       W7 R SS WEALTH BASED ON OWN EARNINGS, CLAIM AT 62
         Section: A     Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 8   Decimals: 0
         Ref: R7SSWRER

         Respondent’s predicted SS wealth based on the retirement insurance benefit
         (calculated based on own earnings records) assuming a claim age of 62.

         .................................................................................

         -----------------------------------------------------------------
              N      Min         Max          Mean            SD    Miss
           6832        0      329000     112023.87      60106.86   22238
         -----------------------------------------------------------------


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R7SSWRNR       W7 R SS WEALTH BASED ON OWN EARNINGS, CLAIM AT NRA
         Section: A     Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 8   Decimals: 0
         Ref: R7SSWRNR

         Respondent’s predicted SS wealth based on the retirement insurance benefit
         (calculated based on own earnings records) assuming a full retirement claim age.

         .................................................................................

         -----------------------------------------------------------------
              N      Min         Max          Mean            SD    Miss
           8403        0      347700     122748.44      64456.98   20667
         -----------------------------------------------------------------


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R7SSWRXA       W7 R SS WEALTH BASED ON OWN EARNINGS, CLAIM AT 70
         Section: A     Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 8   Decimals: 0
         Ref: R7SSWRXA

         Respondent’s predicted SS wealth based on the retirement insurance benefit
         (calculated based on own earnings records) assuming a claim age of 70.

         .................................................................................

         -----------------------------------------------------------------
              N      Min         Max          Mean            SD    Miss
           9985        0      351900     123903.50      64122.64   19085
         -----------------------------------------------------------------


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R7CLAIMED      W7 RESPONDENT ALREADY CLAIMING SS BENEFITS
         Section: A     Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 8   Decimals: 0
         Ref: R7CLAIMED

         An indicator variable equal to 1 if the respondent has already claimed SS
         benefits as of Wave 7.  If R7CLAIMED = 1, then all respondent retirement
         insurance benefit wealth variables will be missing.

         .................................................................................
         18061           0.  R has not claimed SS benefits as of the wave date
          3759           1.  R has already claimed SS benefits as of the wave date
          7250       Blank.  Blank, missing


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R7IMPUTE       W7 R IMPUTATION FLAG
         Section: A     Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 3   Decimals: 0
         Ref: R7IMPUTE

         The indicator variable for Wave 7 (2004)  respondent imputations.
         
         In cases where R7IMPUTE=2, we impute the respondent’s own PIA using a mix
         method:  regression based nearest neighbor hot-decking.  Using the sample of
         matched respondents, we regress the respondent’s own PIA on several demographic
         and labor force characteristics.   We then sort all observations based on their
         predicted PIA from the estimation.  We substitute the missing respondent’s PIA
         with an actual PIA from the nearest matched respondent (hot-deck).  In these
         cases, we assume the respondent is insured or will be at the time of claim.
         
         In cases where R7IMPUTE=3, we impute both the respondent’s insured status and
         own PIA.  We estimate a 2-step Heckman model to correct for sample selection. 
         We use an indicator variable as the exclusion restriction in the selection
         equation:  whether the individuals ever worked as a federal employee.   Civilian
         federal employees hired before 1984 are excluded from OASDI.  From this
         estimation, we hot-deck both insured status and PIA from matched nearest
         neighbors.

         .................................................................................
         15945           1.  Respondent is matched to the SS earnings data (no
                             imputation)
          1989           2.  Respondent is unmatched and expects to claim SS (self
                             reported)
          3886           3.  Respondent is unmatched and does not expect to claim SS or
                             does not report expectations
          7250       Blank.  Blank, missing


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S7SSWRER       W7 S SS WEALTH BASED ON OWN EARNINGS, CLAIM AT 62
         Section: A     Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 8   Decimals: 0
         Ref: S7SSWRER

         Spouse’s predicted SS wealth based on the retirement insurance benefit
         (calculated based on own earnings records) assuming a claim age of 62.

         .................................................................................

         -----------------------------------------------------------------
              N      Min         Max          Mean            SD    Miss
           5046        0      329000     114672.63      59635.47   24024
         -----------------------------------------------------------------


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S7SSWRNR       W7 S SS WEALTH BASED ON OWN EARNINGS, CLAIM AT NRA
         Section: A     Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 8   Decimals: 0
         Ref: S7SSWRNR

         Spouse’s predicted SS wealth based on the retirement insurance benefit
         (calculated based on own earnings records) assuming a full retirement claim age.

         .................................................................................

         -----------------------------------------------------------------
              N      Min         Max          Mean            SD    Miss
           6062        0      347700     124668.76      63643.09   23008
         -----------------------------------------------------------------


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S7SSWRXA       W7 S SS WEALTH BASED ON OWN EARNINGS, CLAIM AT 70
         Section: A     Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 8   Decimals: 0
         Ref: S7SSWRXA

         Spouse’s predicted SS wealth based on the retirement insurance benefit
         (calculated based on own earnings records) assuming a claim age of 70.

         .................................................................................

         -----------------------------------------------------------------
              N      Min         Max          Mean            SD    Miss
           6984        0      351900     125613.06      62800.84   22086
         -----------------------------------------------------------------


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S7CLAIMED      W7 SPOUSE ALREADY CLAIMING SS BENEFITS
         Section: A     Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 8   Decimals: 0
         Ref: S7CLAIMED

         An indicator variable equal to 1 if the spouse has already claimed SS benefits
         as of Wave 7.  If S7CLAIMED = 1, then all spouse retirement insurance benefit
         wealth variables will be missing.

         .................................................................................
         19082           0.  Spouse has not claimed SS benefits as of the wave date
          2738           1.  Spouse has already claimed SS benefits as of the wave date
          7250       Blank.  Blank, missing


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S7IMPUTE       W7 S IMPUTATION FLAG
         Section: A     Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 3   Decimals: 0
         Ref: S7IMPUTE

         The indicator variable for Wave 7 (2004) spouse imputations.
         
         In cases where S7IMPUTE=2, we impute the spouse’s PIA as described for R7IMPUTE.
         In other words, R4IMPUTE = 2 or 3 for these spouses.
         
         In cases where S7IMPUTE=3, we impute the spouse’s PIA using only characteristics
         of the respondent for the purpose of calculating a spousal or widow benefit for
         the respondent only. That is, we do not actually impute any wealth (own, spouse
         or widow) to the missing spouse. We use the imputed PIA to calculate potential
         auxiliary benefits to the respondent. In these cases, the spouse is missing;
         s/he was not interviewed during that particular wave. Using the sample of
         matched respondents, we regress the spouse’s PIA on demographic and labor force
         characteristics of the respondent (since we do not have this information on the
         spouse).   We then sort all observations based on their predicted spouse PIA
         from this estimation. We substitute the missing spouse’s PIA with an actual
         spouse PIA from the nearest matched respondent (hot-deck).

         .................................................................................
          9290           1.  Spouse is matched to the SS earnings data (no imputation)
          3078           2.  Spouse is unmatched to the SS data and the spouse was
                             imputed as a respondent
           334           3.  Spouse is unmatched to the SS data and the spouse was not
                             imputed as a respondent
         16368       Blank.  Blank, missing


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H7SSWER        W7 TOTAL HOUSEHOLD SS WEALTH, CLAIMING AT 62
         Section: A     Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 8   Decimals: 0
         Ref: H7SSWER

         Wave 7: The sum of respondent’s retirement insurance wealth, respondent’s
         incremental auxiliary spouse benefit wealth, respondent’s incremental survivor
         benefit wealth, spouse’s incremental retirement insurance benefit wealth,
         spouse’s incremental auxiliary spouse benefit wealth, and spouse’s incremental
         survivor benefit  wealth all assuming both respondent and spouse claim at age
         62.

         .................................................................................

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              N      Min         Max          Mean            SD    Miss
          21820        0      487400      66807.99     109025.06    7250
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H7SSWNR        W7 TOTAL HOUSEHOLD SS WEALTH, ALL CLAIMING AT NRA
         Section: A     Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 8   Decimals: 0
         Ref: H7SSWNR

         Same summation as for H7SSWER, but assuming both respondent and spouse claim at
         their respective full retirement ages.

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              N      Min         Max          Mean            SD    Miss
          21820        0      612900      93092.87     131074.31    7250
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H7SSWXA        W7 TOTAL HOUSEHOLD SS WEALTH, ALL CLAIMING AT 70
         Section: A     Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 8   Decimals: 0
         Ref: H7SSWXA

         Same summation as for H7SSWER, but assuming both respondent and spouse claim at
         age 70.

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              N      Min         Max          Mean            SD    Miss
          21820        0      605300     113652.63     140690.18    7250
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INW7           WAVE 7 (2004) RESPONDENT FLAG
         Section: A     Level: Respondent      Type: Numeric    Width: 8   Decimals: 0
         Ref: INW7

         Wave 7 status: Response indicator (from RAND)

         .................................................................................
          7250           0.  Did not respond in Wave 7 (2004)
         21820           1.  Responded in Wave 7 (2004)