Wharton Pension Research Council Working Papers

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The published version of this Working Paper may be found in the 2000 publication: Forecasting Retirement Needs and Retirement Wealth.

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All findings, interpretations, and conclusions of this paper represent the views of the author(s) and not those of the Wharton School or the Pension Research Council. © 2000 Pension Research Council of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. All rights reserved.


Olivia Mitchell and Steven Venti provided valuable guidance in the use of social security and pension records, as well as helpful comments. We are also grateful for the comments of Alan Gustman, Paul Menchik, James Smith, 232 David R. Weir and Robert J. Willis Steven Sandell, David Wise, and participants in the 1997 NBER Summer Institute on Aging. Honggao Cao provided research assistance. This research was supported by the NIA (U01-AG09740; K01-AG00703).

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Date Posted: 26 February 2020