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. 63, No. 1, 2000

Attrition in the New Beneficiary Survey and Followup, and Its Correlates
In this article we explore the extent of and reasons for attrition in the New Beneficiary Survey (NBS) between the first interview in 1982 and the followup interview in 1991. We examine a variety of potential determinants of attrition, separating the...
New Beneficiary Data System
Introduction The New Beneficiary Data System (NBDS), developed over the past decade by the Social Security Administration (SSA), contains extensive information on the changing circumstances of aged and disabled beneficiaries. The NBDS is a compilation...
Participation in Voluntary Individual Savings Accounts: An Analysis of IRAs, 401(k)s, and the TSP
This paper compares participation rates in three existing voluntary individual account-type plans-Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs), 401(7)s, and the federal Thrift Savings Plan (TSP)-in an effort to analyze who might participate in a voluntary individual...
Social Security in Review
2000 Annual Trustees Reports On March 30,2000, the Social Security Board of Trustees released its annual report revealing that the Social Security program's long-range financial picture has improved since last year. According to the Trustees' projections,...
Summary of the 2000 Annual Social Security and Medicare Trust Fund Reports
This document is a summary of the 2000 Annual Reports. The reports describe the funds' current and projected financial condition, within the next 10 years (the short term) and over the next 75 years (the long term). A Message to the Public Each year...
The Effect of Welfare Reform on SSA's Disability Program: Design of Policy Evaluation and Early Evidence
Recent legislation has affected the populations served by the Social Security Administration 's (SSA's) disability programs. The Contract with America Advancement Act of 1996 mandated that persons whose disability determination was based on drug addiction...
The Net Effects of the Project NetWork Return-to-Work Case Management Experiment on Participant Earnings, Benefit Receipt, and Other Outcomes
The article summarizes the results of a major social experiment initiated by the Social Security Administration to test case management as a tool of promoting employment among persons with moderate to severe disabilities. This comprehensive analysis...
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