Tag: socioeconomic status

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Abstract This paper uses data from the Health and Retirement Study (HRS) to explore the extent and causes of widening differences in life expectancy by socioeconomic status (SES) for older persons. We construct alternative measures of SES using educational attainment and average (career) earnings in the prime working ages of 41-50. We also use information…

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Abstract Achieving long-run Social Security solvency requires addressing rising life expectancy.  Increasing the Full Retirement Age (FRA), while holding the Early Entitlement Age (EEA) fixed, could be effective but eventually will result in replacement rates that are viewed by many as too low.  A possible policy to prop up replacement rates is to raise t…