Faculty Retirement in the Arts and Sciences: Source Data for 33 United States Colleges and Universities, 1985-1990 (ICPSR 9818)

Published: Jan 18, 2006

Principal Investigator(s):
Albert Rees, Princeton University; Sharon P. Smith, Princeton University


Version V1

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.

Rees, Albert, and Smith, Sharon P. Faculty Retirement in the Arts and Sciences:  Source Data for 33 United States Colleges and Universities, 1985-1990. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2006-01-18. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09818.v1

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Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Carnegie Corporation

Hewlett Foundation

1985 -- 1990

1985 -- 1990

Documentation for this collection is provided in the SAS and SPSS Control Cards as comments.

Nonrandom sample of research and doctorate-granting universities and liberal arts colleges that agreed to participate.

All tenured faculty in doctorate-granting institutions and liberal arts colleges in the United States.

official college or university records

event/transaction data, and aggregate data



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.

1992-10-31 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.


  • Data in this collection are available only to users at ICPSR member institutions.

  • The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented.
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