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. 65, No. 1, 2003

Comparing Replacement Rates under Private and Federal Retirement Systems
This article presents a comparison of replacement rates for employees of medium and large private establishments to replacement rates for federal employees under the Civil Service Retirement System and the Federal Employees Retirement System. This analysis...
Evaluating the Initial Impact of Eliminating the Retirement Earnings Test
How did workers aged 65-69 respond to the removal of the retirement earnings test in 2000? Using Social Security administrative data matched with data from the Survey of Income and Program Participation, the author finds that the higher earners in this...
Message from the Associate Commissioner
This issue of the Social security Bulletin begins the 65th volume of this publication. Regular readers will immediately note the new cover, but there are also important changes inside.In addition to providing readers with in-depth research on a wide...
Policy Update
Policy Update highlights the latest research, analysis, and statistics from the Social Security Administration's Office of Policy. It appears quarterly on the Web (http://www.socialsecurity.gov/policy) and in each issue of theBulletin. It includes summaries...
Social Security Administration Public-Use Microdata Files
The Social Security Administration (SSA) is making available two public-use microdata files drawn from SSA program files. One file is based on administrative data for the Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) program and the other on administrative...
Stochastic Models of the Social Security Trust Funds
The 2003 Trustees Report on the Old-Age and Survivors Insurance and Disability Insurance Trust Funds contains, for the first time, results from a stochastic model of the combined trust funds of the OASDI programs. To help interpret the new stochastic...
Survey Estimates of Wealth: A Comparative Analysis and Review of the Survey of Income and Program Participation*
The Office of Research, Evaluation, and Statistics (ORES) within the Social Security Administration (SSA) relies on data from the Census Bureau's Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) for a variety of applications. Data on wealth are important...
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