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. 60, No. 2, 1997

Life-Cycle Aspects of Poverty among Older Women
by Sharmila Choudhury and Michael V. Leonesio* This article focuses on the relationship between women's economic status earlier in their lives and their poverty status in old age. Previous research on the determinants of poverty among aged women has...
Projecting Social Security Earnings: Past Is Prologue
by Howard M Iams and Steven H Sandell* Accurate projections of lifetime earnings are useful in projecting Social Security benefits, trust fund balances, and economic resources of the elderly and the effects of changes in Social Security policy. This...
Retooling Social Security for the 21st Century
C. Eugene Steuerle and Jon M Bakija* Because of the imbalance between promised benefits and available taxes, some reform of Social Security is inevitable. At the same time, perceptions of Social Security are changing rapidly as it moves away from a system...
Summary of the 1997 Annual Social Security and Medicare Trust Fund Reports
The Board of Trustees There are six Trustees: the Secretary of the Treasury, the Secretary of Labor, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, the Commissioner of Social Security, and two members appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate...
The Civilian War Benefits Program: SSA's First Disability Program
Disability benefits under Title II of the Social Security Act became part of the law in 1956, and Medicare came into being in 1965. We might assume, therefore, that the first cash disability payments made by the Social Security Administration (SSA) occurred...