Center for Retirement Research at Boston College

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Type Research Center
Established 1998
Location Boston College, Hovey House Chestnut Hill, MA, USA[1]
Director Alicia H. Munnell[2]
Board of Directors Stuart Altman, Brandeis University, Barbara Bovbjerg, Government Accountability Office, Peter Diamond, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, J. Mark Iwry, Brookings Institution, Michael Orszag, Towers Watson, Angela O'Rand, Duke University
Website http://crr.bc.edu/
Hovey House, Boston College is the Center's location.

The Center for Retirement Research at Boston College (CRR) was established in 1998 as part of the Retirement Research Consortium (RRC).[3] The consortium includes parallel centers at the University of Michigan[4] and the National Bureau of Economic Research.[5] The Center is a non-profit research institute, affiliated with the Carroll School of Management at Boston College.[6] All of the CRR’s research and publications are available to the public on its website.[7]

The center sponsors multiple research projects and disseminates the findings, trains new scholars, and provides access to data on retirement.[8][9][10][11][12]

One of the primary reasons for the center is that the number of Americans over age 65 will double between now and 2030.[13] With increasing life expectancy, individuals are spending more time in retirement than ever before.[14]

Dissemination and publications[edit]

The Center distributes its research findings to an audience of government, corporate and labor leaders, the media, and the general public through a variety of publications.

  • Issues in Brief:[15] - analyses of topical issues.
  • Working Papers:[16] - in-depth review of research issues.
  • Special projects:[17] - cover initiatives that go beyond the scope of the Center’s standard research studies. The most recent special projects include: Financial Security Project,[18] State and Local Pension Plans database,[19] The Social Security Claiming Guide,[20] The Social Security Fix-It Book,[21] the National Retirement Risk Index,[22] a “Get Rich Slow”[23] retirement game, and a broad assessment of "Work Opportunities for Older Americans.”[24]

Education[edit]

The annual Steven H. Sandell grant program[25] and Dissertation Fellowship program[26] fund scholarships in the field of retirement income and disability insurance research. The programs are funded by the U.S. Social Security Administration to provide opportunities for scholars to pursue projects on retirement income and disability insurance issues. Priority areas include: Social Security and disability insurance, macroeconomic analyses of Social Security, wealth and retirement income, program interactions, international research, and demographic research.

Affiliated institutions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Campus Contact Information Guide - Boston College". Bc.edu. 2011-07-29. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  2. ^ "Biography of Alicia H. Munnell". Center for Retirement Research at Boston College. Retrieved 2012-07-08. 
  3. ^ "Research, Statistics, & Policy Analysis: Retirement Research Consortium". Ssa.gov. 2012-06-15. Retrieved 2012-06-20. 
  4. ^ "About Us | Retirement Research Center | University of Michigan". Mrrc.isr.umich.edu. Retrieved 2012-06-20. 
  5. ^ "National Bureau of Economic Research". NBER. Retrieved 2012-07-08. 
  6. ^ "CSOM - Research centers and forums". Bc.edu. 2010-08-27. Retrieved 2012-06-20. 
  7. ^ "The Center for Retirement Research". Center for Retirement Research at Boston College. Retrieved 2012-07-08. 
  8. ^ Farrell, Chris (2011-01-11). "Rethinking the Public-Pension Punching Bag". Business Week. Retrieved 2012-06-20. 
  9. ^ "Boomers Take The 'Retire' Out Of Retirement". NPR. 2011-01-01. Retrieved 2012-06-20. 
  10. ^ E.S. Browning (2011-02-19). "Boomers Find 401(k) Plans Come Up Short". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 2012-06-20. 
  11. ^ Pear, Robert (2011-02-21). "Long Term Care Program Needs Change". New York Times. Retrieved 2012-07-08. 
  12. ^ Greenhouse, Steven (2011-03-02). "Making the Most of Less". New York Times. Retrieved 2012-07-08. 
  13. ^ Brandon, Emily (2010-12-20). "The Baby Boomers Turn 65 - US News and World Report". Money.usnews.com. Retrieved 2012-06-20. 
  14. ^ "National Retirement Risk Index". Center for Retirement Research at Boston College. Retrieved 2012-07-08. 
  15. ^ "Issues in Brief". Center for Retirement Research at Boston College. Retrieved 2012-07-08. 
  16. ^ "Working Papers". Center for Retirement Research at Boston College. Retrieved 2012-07-08. 
  17. ^ "Special Projects". Center for Retirement Research at Boston College. Retrieved 2012-07-08. 
  18. ^ "The Financial Security Project". Center for Retirement Research at Boston College. Retrieved 2012-07-08. 
  19. ^ "State and Local Pension Plans". Center for Retirement Research at Boston College. Retrieved 2012-07-08. 
  20. ^ "The Social Security Claiming Guide". Center for Retirement Research at Boston College. Retrieved 2012-07-08. 
  21. ^ "The Social Security Fix-It Book". Center for Retirement Research at Boston College. Retrieved 2012-07-08. 
  22. ^ "National Retirement Risk Index". Center for Retirement Research at Boston College. Retrieved 2012-07-08. 
  23. ^ "Get Rich Slow Game". The Financial Security Project at Boston College. Archived from the original on 2012-07-17. Retrieved 2012-06-20. 
  24. ^ "Working Opportunities for Older Americans". Center for Retirement Research at Boston College. Retrieved 2012-07-08. 
  25. ^ "The Steven H. Sandell Grant Program". Center for Retirement Research at Boston College. Retrieved 2012-07-08. 
  26. ^ "The Dissertation Fellowship Program". Center for Retirement Research at Boston College. Retrieved 2012-07-08. 

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