Social Security Bulletin

Bulletin reporting data on the operations of the Social Security Administration and the results of research and analysis pertinent to the social security program.

Articles from Vol. 64, No. 2, 2001

Annual Statistical Supplement Updates for 2002
The Annual Statistical Supplement to the Social Security Bulletin contains program summaries and histories for programs administered by the Social Security Administration, as well as descriptions of major social insurance and welfare programs administered...
Modeling SSI Financial Eligibility and Simulating the Effect of Policy Options
This article presents the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Financial Eligibility Model developed in the Division of Policy Evaluation ofthe Office of Research, Evaluation, and Statistics. Focusing on the elderly, the article simulates five potential...
Pension Sponsorship and Participation: Trends and Policy Issues
PERSPECTIVES This article summarizes recent trends in employer sponsorship of retirement plans and employee participation in those plans. It is based on data collected in surveys of employers conducted by the U.S. Department ofLabor 5 Bureau of Labor...
Retirement and Wealth
PERSPECTIVES This article analyzes the relationship between retirement and wealth. Using data from the first four waves of the longitudinal Health and Retirement Study-a cohort of individuals born from 1931 to 1941-we estimate reduced-- form retirement...
Social Security: A Financial Appraisal for the Median Voter
Calculations of the median voter's return from "investing" in Social Security suggest that for a majority of voters the US. Social Security system provides higher ex-post, or actual, returns than alternative assets. Acknowledgments: I would like to thank...
Social Security's Special Minimum Benefit
Some Social Security reform proposals, such as two of the three offered by the President's Commission to Strengthen Social Security, would modify and strengthen Social Security's special minimum benefit provision, which is intended to enhance benefits...
The Canadan Pension Plan's Experience with Investing Its Porfolio in Equities
This article examines the experience of the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) in investing its surplus funds in equities. The CPP investment policy is viewed by some experts as a possible model for increasing the investment income of Social Security. The article...