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Status of the Elderly, 1972

Version
v0
Resource Type
Dataset : survey data, and administrative records data
Creator
  • Social Security Administration
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
1984-03-18
Language
English
Free Keywords
health insurance; income; older adults; older workers; population characteristics; retirement; retirement income; Social Security; trends; work
Description
  • Abstract

    This study contains merged data from the March 1972 Current Population Survey of the United States Census Bureau and the Social Security Administration's benefit record system. The primary objective of the survey was to provide the Social Security Administration with information on the population aged 60 and older in terms of work rates, amount and sources of total money income, and beneficiaries. Information provided by the survey focuses on three areas: (1) the effects of retirement benefit amount on decisions to work, (2) the effectiveness of old age, survivors', disability, and health insurance programs in meeting the needs of those who have retired, either partly or fully, because of ill health, poor skills, mandatory retirement, or the desire for leisure time, and (3) future trends in work and retirement patterns. Demographic variables specify age, sex, race, date of birth, ethnicity, occupation, and income.
  • Methods

    ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection: Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1972
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampling
A total of 14,724 noninstitutionalized civilians and members of the Armed Forces aged 60 and older in 863 counties and independent cities in 50 states and the District of Columbia in the United States in 1972.
Collection Mode
  • See the related collections, CURRENT POPULATION SURVEY, MAY 1972 (ICPSR 7935), and CURRENT POPULATION SURVEY [CPS]/SOCIAL SECURITY SUMMARY EARNINGS [SER] EXACT MATCH FILE MARCH 1978 (ICPSR 9039).

Availability
Delivery
This version of the study is no longer available on the web. If you need to acquire this version of the data, you have to contact ICPSR User Support (help@icpsr.umich.edu).
Alternative Identifiers
  • 7694 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR07694.v1

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

Social Security Administration (1984): Status of the Elderly, 1972. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07694