?> 2005 – Publication Years – MRDRC

Why Not Retire? The Time and Timing Costs of Market Work

  • June 14, 2018
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Retirement ages among older Americans have only recently begun to increase after their precipitous fifty-year decline. Early retirement may result from incentives provided by retirement systems; but it may also result from the rigidities imposed by market work schedules. Using…

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Retirement, Saving, Benefit Claiming and Solvency Under a Partial System of Voluntary Personal Accounts

  • June 14, 2018
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This paper is based on an econometric model of retirement and saving, estimated with data for a sample of married men in the Health and Retirement Study. The model simulates how various features of a system of personal Social Security…

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Social Security Solvency: A Crisis?

  • June 14, 2018
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Social Security has become a topic of national conversation; politicians and news media are widely discussing the need for, and possible shape of, Social Security reform. The basic factors leading to the necessity of policy change are evident: fertility has…

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Obesity, Disability, and Movement Onto the Disability Insurance Rolls

Between the early 1980s and 2002, both the prevalence of obesity and the number of beneficiaries of the Social Security Disability Insurance program doubled. We test whether these trends are related; specifically, we test whether obesity causes disability and movement…

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