Guaranteed Income: SSI and the Well-Being of the Elderly Poor

TitleGuaranteed Income: SSI and the Well-Being of the Elderly Poor
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2002
AuthorsMcGarry, KM
EditorFeldstein, M, Liebman, J
Book TitleThe Distributional Aspects of Social Security and Social Security Reform
PublisherUniversity of Chicago Press
CityChicago
KeywordsDemographics, Methodology, Public Policy, Social Security
Abstract

It is a well known fact that over the past 40 years Social Security has made a major contribution to reducing the poverty levels of elderly persons. At the same time people are beginning to realize the decline in labor force participation of the near-elderly. This paper examines these two topics, as well as, the elderly population that is not being provided sufficient Social Security compensation. Within this context the authors discuss possible changes in Supplemental Security Income, the elimination of the asset test, increasing unearned income disregards, raising guarantees to the poverty line, using social security income, costs of changes, and the effects on poverty.

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Endnote Keywords

Elderly/Low Income Groups/Social Security Research/Supplemental Security Income/Public Policy

Endnote ID

8532

Short TitleGuaranteed Income: SSI and the Well-Being of the Elderly Poor
Citation Key5175