Social Security Incentives for Retirement

TitleSocial Security Incentives for Retirement
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsCoile, C, Gruber, J
EditorWise, DA
Book TitleThemes in the Economics of Aging
PublisherUniv. of Chicago Press
KeywordsDemographics, Employment and Labor Force, Net Worth and Assets, Retirement Planning and Satisfaction

The 'tax effect' is one of the effects used to explain the rapid decline in the labor force participation of older men over age 62. This paper provides a thorough investigation of this 'tax effect' by studying it along four different dimensions. Using HRS data, the impact of SS retirement incentives are considered and the distribution of the incentives across the population is assessed. The paper then examines the role of private pensions and the importance of considering retirement incentives in the next year vs. considering incentives for all possible years.


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Endnote Keywords

Economic Status/Labor Force Participation/Basic Demographics/Retirement Incentives

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HRS 1992 and 1994

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