Researchers measure Social Security wealth

Sabelhaus & Henriques Volz estimate detailed life-cycle earnings profiles for Survey of Consumer Finances (SCF) respondents & include Social Security wealth (SSW). Paper: https://bit.ly/MRDRCwp416

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How Redistributive Are Public Health Care Schemes? Evidence from Medicare and Medicaid in Old Age

Most health care for the U.S. population 65 and older is publicly provided through Medicare and Medicaid. Despite the massive expenditures of these systems, little is known about how redistributive they are. Using data from the Health and Retirement Study…

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Social Security Coverage Around the World: The Case of China, India, and Mexico (2021)

We describe the current state and recent trends in the landscape of social security programs in China, Mexico and India. A common thread across these countries is the introduction and recent expansion of old-age pension programs with non-contributory components. We…

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The Early Impacts of the Coronavirus Pandemic on Americans’ Economic Security

The COVID-19 pandemic has had enormous effects on the U.S. economy and may have had serious negative repercussions for many Americans’ financial stability. We use longitudinal survey data from a nationally representative internet panel, the Understanding America Study, to examine…

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Auto-Enrollment Retirement Plans in OregonSaves

Oregon recently launched an automatic-enrollment retirement savings program for private sector workers lacking access to other workplace retirement plans. We analyze participation choices, account balances, and inflow/outflow data using administrative records between August 2018 and April 2020. Within the small-…

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