Tag: Claiming Social Security Benefits

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While the contours of the Great Recession and the COVID Recession differed sharply, older workers continued to retire and claim Social Security.  The question that my co-authors, Anqi Chen and Siyan Liu, and I explored in a recent study is the relative impacts of the two recessions on the claiming behavior of different groups. To answer that question, we used data…

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Introduction  As COVID-19 shut down the economy in early 2020, the press asked repeatedly how the economic turmoil – combined with a health crisis and a plunge in the stock market – would affect older workers.  At that time, the natural inclination was to draw similarities to how older workers responded in the Great Recession.&nbs…