About Us

UW-Madison Retirement and Disability Research Center Overview

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Retirement and Disability Research Center is an applied research program which develops evidence that can assist policymakers, the public, and the media in understanding issues in Social Security, retirement, and disability policy, especially related to economically vulnerable populations. The UW RDRC incorporates diversity of viewpoints and disciplines, develops diverse emerging scholars and generates research findings that are used in policy and practice.

Learn more about University of Wisconsin-Madison Retirement and Disability Research Center
Learn more about The Special Role of the University of Wisconsin in the History of Social Security

Social Security Administration Retirement and Disability Research Consortium

The Retirement and Disability Research Consortium (RDRC) is an interdisciplinary extramural policy research program funded by the Social Security Administration (SSA) through a cooperative agreement. Research centers will conduct research, prepare policy briefs and working papers, hold annual meetings, and provide research and training support for young scholars.

Learn more about Social Security Administration Retirement and Disability Research Consortium