The Retirement and Disability Research Consortium (RDRC) was established by the U.S. Social Security Administration in 2018. The CRR receives support under the RDRC to conduct and disseminate research along with its partner organizations: Mathematica – Center for Studying Disability Policy, Syracuse University, the Urban Institute, and the Brookings Institution.

Other organizations funded through the RDRC include:

 
Read more about the Consortium’s evolution and research contributions: Social Security Bulletin 69(4); and Social Security Bulletin 80(1).
 
Learn more about the Consortium’s funding opportunities.
 
The Annual Meeting was held virtually on August 6, 2020.

Our current projects:

1. “Will Women Catch Up to Their Fertility Expectations?”
by Anqi Chen and Anek Belbase, Boston College

2. “Do People Work Longer When They Live Longer?”
by C. Eugene Steuerle and Damir Cosic, Urban Institute

3. “Do State and Local Government Employees Save Outside of Their Pensions When They Need To?”
by Laura D. Quinby and Geoffrey T. Sanzenbacher, Boston College

4. “Understanding the Local-Level Predictors of Disability Program Applications, Awards, and Beneficiary Work Activity”
by Jody Schimmel Hyde, Mathematica Policy Research, Jonathan Schwabish, Urban Institute, and Paul O’Leary, U.S. Social Security Administration

5. “Financial Security at Older Ages”
by Barbara A. Butrica and Stipica Mudrazija, Urban Institute

6. “Intended Bequests and the Role of Housing Equity as a Source of Income in Older Age”
by Gary V. Engelhardt, Syracuse University

7. “How Much Taxes Will Retirees Owe on Their Retirement Income?”
by Anqi Chen and Alicia H. Munnell, Boston College

8. “Employment Outcomes for DI Applicants Who Use Opioids”
by April Yanyuan Wu and Denise Hoffman, Mathematica Policy Research and Paul O’Leary, U.S. Social Security Administration

9. “How Do Reductions in Early Retirement Benefits Affect Retirement Behavior?”
by C. Eugene Steuerle and Damir Cosic, Urban Institute

10. “Comparative Regression Discontinuity and Regression Discontinuity as Alternatives to Randomized Control Trials: Evidence from BOND”
by Duncan Chaplin and Denise Hoffman, Mathematica Policy Research and John Jones, U.S. Social Security Administration

11. “What Is the Extent of Opioid Use among Disability Insurance Applicants?”
by April Yanyuan Wu and Denise Hoffman, Mathematica Policy Research and Paul O’Leary, U.S. Social Security Administration

12. “Does Employer Concentration Affect Labor-Force Participation?”
by Anqi Chen, Laura D. Quinby, and Gal Wettstein, Boston College

13. “Examining Mortality and Receipt of Benefits Administered by SSA as Reasons for Desistance from Homelessness among Older Adults”
by Matthew S. Rutledge, Boston College, Dennis Culhane, University of Pennsylvania, and Thomas Byrne, Boston University