SSI Eligibility and Participation Among the Oldest Old: Eveidence from the AHEAD

TitleSSI Eligibility and Participation Among the Oldest Old: Eveidence from the AHEAD
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsDavies, PS
JournalSocial Security Bulletin
Volume64
Issue3
Pagination38-63
Call Numberpubs_2002_DaviesSSB.pdf
KeywordsConsumption and Savings, Public Policy
Abstract

This article models Supplemental Security Income (SSI) eligibility and participation among persons aged 70 or older using data from the Study of Assets and Health Dynamics Among the Oldest Old. An econometric model estimates the influence of socioeconomic characteristics on the probability of SSI participation among eligible units. Finally, a policy simulation is conducted by increasing the unearned income disregard from 20 to 125.

Endnote Keywords

Economics of the Elderly/Public Policy/Welfare

Endnote ID

16120

Citation Key6781