Social Security and Retirement

We will continue our discussion of intergenerational transfers and overlapping generations issues. To make it concrete, we’ll look at the US Social Security programs.

  1. FAQs: http://ssa.gov/oact/ProgData/fundFAQ.html#&a0=-1
  2. Current SS system stats: http://ssa.gov/pubs/EN-05-10003.pdf
  3. Summary of program and issues: http://ssa.gov/OACT/TRSUM/tr15summary.pdf
  4. The full Trustees Report: http://ssa.gov/OACT/TR/2015/tr2015.pdf
  5. Wikipedia: See in particular for the history of the system: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_Security_(United_States)

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