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J3ASSISHow often did you receive assistance with giving answers to the questions about your retirement?ASSIST SECTION J3
J478Do you currently receive any income from Social Security?CURRENTLY RECV SOC SEC INCOME
J479Do you expect to receive Social Security benefits at some time in the future?EXPECT FUTURE SOC SEC BENEFITS
J480At what age do you expect to start collecting these benefits?AGE EXPECT TO COLLECT SOC SEC INCOME
J481If you start collecting Social Security benefits then, about how much do you expect the payments to be in today’s dollars?SOC SEC AMT PRESENT VALUE
J482_UnfPer month, do you expect it to be more, about, or less than...Was it more, about, or less than...
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J485Per:SOC SEC AMT PRESENT VALUE- PER
J487If you were ^FLJ487, what do you think your Social Security benefits would be in today's dollars?AMT SOC SEC BENEFITS- AT AGE 62
J488_UnfPer month, do you expect it to be more, about, or less than...Was it more, about, or less than...
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J491Per:AMT SOC SEC BENEFITS- AT AGE 62- PER
J493If you were ^FLJ493, what do you think your Social Security benefits would be in today's dollars?AMT SOC SEC BENES- AGE 62- PER SPECIFY
J494_UnfPer month, do you expect it to be more, about, or less than...Was it more, about, or less than...
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J497Per:AMT SOC SEC BENES- NORMAL RET AGE-PER
J564Next we have a few questions about work and retirement.

On your main job, what is the usual retirement age for people who work with you or have the same kind of job?
USUAL RETIREMENT AGE
J564_optionsNext we have a few questions about work and retirement.

On your main job, what is the usual retirement age for people who work with you or have the same kind of job?
USUAL RETIREMENT AGE options
J565USUAL # YRS SERVICE- RETIREMENT
J566Now we want to ask about your retirement plans.

Do you plan to stop working altogether or reduce work hours at a particular date or age, have you not given it much thought, or what?
PLANS FOR RETIREMENT
J568At what age do you plan to stop working?PLAN TO STOP WORKING-AGE
J568_ageAt what age do you plan to stop working?PLAN TO STOP WORKING-YR age
J569PLAN TO STOP WORKING-YR
J570At what age do you think you will stop working?THINK STOP WORKING-AGE
J570_ageAt what age do you think you will stop working?PLAN TO STOP WORKING-YR age
J571THINK STOP WORKING-YR
J572At what age do you plan to start working fewer hours?START WORKING FEWER HRS-AGE
J572_ageAt what age do you plan to start working fewer hours?START WORKING FEWER HRS age
J573START WORKING FEWER HRS-YR
J574At what age do you plan to change the kind of work you do?CHANGE KIND OF WORK-AGE
J574_ageAt what age do you plan to change the kind of work you do?CHANGE KIND OF WORK age
J575CHANGE KIND OF WORK-YR
J576At what age do you plan to start working for yourself?START SELF-EMPLOYMENT-AGE
J576_ageAt what age do you plan to start working for yourself?START SELF-EMPLOYMENT-AGE age
J577START SELF-EMPLOYMENT-YR
J578We are interested in what people think about retirement, whether they themselves are retired or not.

At this time do you consider yourself partly retired, completely retired, or not retired at all?
CONSIDER SELF RETIRED
J580In what month and year did you ^FLJ580 retire?MO-RETIRED
J581YR-RETIRED
J583Thinking back to the time you ^FLJ580 retired, was that something you wanted to do or something you felt you were forced into?WANTED/FORCED TO RETIRE
J584All in all, would you say that your retirement has turned out to be very satisfying, moderately satisfying, or not at all satisfying?HOW SATISFIED W/ RETIREMENT
J585Thinking about your retirement years compared to the years just before you retired, would you say the retirement years have been better, about the same, or not as good?RETIREMENT YRS BETTER/SAME
J588_1Poor health.RETIRE POOR HEALTH
J588_2Wanted to do other things.RETIRE WANTED TO DO OTHER THINGS
J588_3Didn’t like the work.RETIRE DIDNT LIKE THE WORK
J588_4Wanted to spend more time with my family.RETIRE WANTED TO SPENT MORE TIME WITH FAMILY
J591_1Being your own boss.GOOD RETIRE OWN BOSS
J591_2Being able to take it easy.GOOD RETIRE TAKE EASY
J591_3Having the chance to travel.GOOD RETIRE TRAVEL
J594_1Not doing anything productive or useful.BAD RETIRE NOT PRODUCTIVE/USEFUL
J594_2The possibility of illness or disability.BAD RETIRE ILLNESS/DISABILITY
J594_3Not having enough income to get by.BAD RETIRE NOT ENOUGH INCOME
J613Employers sometimes encourage older workers to leave a firm at a particular time by offering a special financial incentive, like a cash bonus or improved pension benefits. These are often called 'early retirement windows.'

Have you been offered such an early retirement window at any time since ^z092, ^z093?
offered early retirement window
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J614How many of these special incentive offers have you received since ^z092, ^z093?NUMBER OF SPECIAL INCENTIVES
J616In what month and year was the ^FLJ616 special incentive offered?month special incentive offered
J617year special incentive offered
J619Which employer were you working for at the time?who working for
J621Was the special incentive a cash bonus, improved pension benefits or what?type of special incentive
J623How much did the cash bonus offer amount to?amount cash bonus
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J627How much did the extra pension benefit offer amount to?amount extra pension benefit
J628_Unf_RandomRANDOM START NUMBER FOR UNFOLDING BRACKETS
J631Was that per week, month, year, or a lump sum?AMOUNT PER
J633age temporary insurance was offered
J633_optionsUntil what age was the temporary medical insurance offered?age temporary insurance was offered
J634number of years temporary insurance was offered
J635year temporary insurance was offered
J636How much did the temporary cash benefits offer amount to?amount temporary cash benefit
J637Was that per week, month, year, or a lump sum?AMOUNT PER
J639age temporary cash benefits was offered
J639_optionsUntil what age was the temporary cash benefit offered?age temporary cash benefits was offered
J640number of years temporary cash benefit was offered
J641year temporary cash benefit was offered
J642How many years of service credit were you offered?number of years offered
J643^FLJ643amount incentive offer
J644Did you accept the incentive and leave that employer?accepted incentive
J645Was the special incentive important in your decision, or would you probably have left at about that time anyway?special incentive important
J646If you had been offered twice as much (to leave) at that time, would you have done so?offered twice as much
J709^FLJ709THINK ABOUT RETIREMENT BF RETIRE
J719Do you expect to get them based on your own work record only, from a current, previous or late spouse's work record only, or both?EXPECT FUTURE SOC SEC BENEFITS
J910MONTHS- EXPECT RECV BENEFITS
J959At what age do you think you will stop working permanently?STOP WORKING PERMANENTLY-AGE
J959_neverAt what age do you think you will stop working permanently?STOP WORKING PERMANENTLY-AGE
J960STOP WORKING PERMANENTLY-YR
L110^FL110 you ever worked for a year or more on a job that was not covered by Social Security and for which you did not have to pay Social Security taxes?EVER WORKED MORE THAN YEAR NOT COVERED BY SOCIAL SECURITY
L111About how many years did you work on jobs that were not covered by Social Security?NUMBER OF YEARS WORKED NOT COVERED BY SOCIAL SECURITY