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Survey of Newly-Entitled Social Security Beneficiaries, 1970

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • Social Security Administration
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Free Keywords
beneficiaries; disabilities; employment; fixed income; health; health insurance; income; job history; job tenure; Medicare; older workers; pensions; retirees; retirement; retirement adjustment; social attitudes; social security; wages and salaries; work; work attitudes; workers; United States
  • Abstract

    This data collection contains survey information gathered from a sample of people who had recently filed for Social Security benefits or enrolled for Medicare in 1970. The purpose of the study was to learn the extent to which the Social Security program was meeting the needs and expectations of persons entitled to benefits. Respondents supplied information concerning their health, health insurance, physical disabilities, job characteristics of current/last/longest employment (e.g., type of industry, private, federal government, state or local government, self-employed, or working without pay), hours worked per week, reasons for leaving longest job, attitudes about adequacy of income, types of income currently receiving, ability to afford to stop working, type of retirement (e.g., early, compulsory, willing, or unwilling), pension plans, and attitudes toward Social Security benefits. Other demographic information includes home ownership, highest grade completed, marital status, and spouse's income and job type. Survey responses are linked with administrative data. The units of analysis are persons and earnings.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1970
  • 1970-01 / 1970-06
    Collection date: 1970-01--1970-06
Sampled Universe
The noninstitutionalized population of the continental United States who were new beneficiaries of Social Security or Medicare.
National cross-sectional random sampling was done, and the sample documented in this collection was administered in January-June 1970.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • 7659 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR07659.v1
  • (author unknown). Reaching Retirement Age: Findings from a Survey of Newly Entitled Workers, 1968-70: Early Retirement, Reasons, Pensions, Social Security, Work Patterns, Disability, Blacks, Women, Research Report. Washington, DC: United States Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Social Security Administration. 1976.

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

Social Security Administration (1984): Survey of Newly-Entitled Social Security Beneficiaries, 1970. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.