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Faculty Retirement in the Arts and Sciences: Source Data for 33 United States Colleges and Universities, 1985-1990

Resource Type
Dataset : event/transaction data, and aggregate data
  • Rees, Albert (Princeton University)
  • Smith, Sharon P. (Princeton University)
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Funding Reference
  • Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
  • Carnegie Corporation
  • Hewlett Foundation
Free Keywords
academic disciplines; college faculty; colleges; higher education; pension plans; retirement; retirement planning; universities
  • Abstract

    These data were compiled to permit analysis of issues surrounding delayed faculty retirement at doctorate-granting universities and selected liberal arts colleges. Variables in Part 1, the Transaction Data File, include school identification number, type of school, year of transaction event (retirement), age of faculty member after event occurred, academic discipline of faculty member, presence of mandatory retirement age, five-year age range of event, and type of pension plan in which faculty member was enrolled. Variables in Part 2, the Age Distribution Data file, include observation number, school code, academic discipline grouping, and type of school.
  • 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: Standardized missing values..
  • Table of Contents


    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Transaction Data
    • DS2: Age Distribution Data
Temporal Coverage
  • 1985 / 1990
    Time period: 1985--1990
  • 1985 / 1990
    Collection date: 1985--1990
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
All tenured faculty in doctorate-granting institutions and liberal arts colleges in the United States.
Nonrandom sample of research and doctorate-granting universities and liberal arts colleges that agreed to participate.
Collection Mode
  • Documentation for this collection is provided in the SAS and SPSS Control Cards as comments.

2006-01-18 File SP9818.ALL was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 3 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads. Funding insitution(s): Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Carnegie Corporation. Hewlett Foundation.
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 9818 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)

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

Rees, Albert; Smith, Sharon P. (1992): Faculty Retirement in the Arts and Sciences: Source Data for 33 United States Colleges and Universities, 1985-1990. Version 1. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.