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Racial and Ethnic Differences in Job Characteristics and Patterns in Disability Retirement and Social Security Retirement Wealth

Economics, Life Course

Project Summary

Using Health and Retirement Study data together with rich job characteristic data from O*NET, we will identify variables related to work context that characterize jobs based on levels of physiological and psychological stress. We will evaluate differences by race/ethnicity, explore whether these characteristics relate to disabled work status/retirement timing, and explore whether these associations differ by race. We will explore implications of these results for older adults’ financial security and discuss implications for the Social Security Trust fund.


Amanda J Sonnega

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