Merriam, Ida Craven, 1904-

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Ida C. Merriam (1904-1997) began working in Social Security in 1936, when she joined what become the Social Security Administration's Research and Statistics Bureau and rose to become head of the Bureau's Division of Coordination Studies, then Assistant Director and then Director of Research and Statistics. She retired in 1972 as Assistant Commissioner of the Office of Research and Statistics. She led studies on disability and health insurance, drafted reports for congressional committees, and directed the publication of Social Security technical studies and statistics. She was a founding member of the National Academy of Social Insurance.

From the description of Ida Merriam papers, 1926-1979 (bulk 1940-1970). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 74651827

Economist; interviewee married Mylon Merriam.

From the description of Reminiscences of Ida Craven Merriam : oral history, 1982. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122513323

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referencedIn Women in the Federal Government Oral History Project. Interviews, 1981-1983 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Falk, I. S. (Isidore Sydney), 1899-1984. Isidore Sydney Falk papers, 1918-1984 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Women in the Federal Government Oral History Project. Records, 1981-1991 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
creatorOf Merriam, Ida Craven, 1904-. Ida Merriam papers, 1926-1979 (bulk 1940-1970). George Washington University
creatorOf Merriam, Ida Craven, 1904-. Reminiscences of Ida Craven Merriam : oral history, 1982. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Isidore Sydney Falk papers, 1918-1984 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
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Women's rights
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Women--Employment
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