Social Security

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Abstract This paper examines how differences in Supplemental Security Income (SSI) generosity, driven by differences in state SSI supplements, affect people’s interaction with the program.  This paper uses county-level administrative data on SSI recipiency rates, as well as county-level data on SSI application rates, SSI award rates, group specific employment rates, earnings, and migration rates…

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If other baby boomers and members of Gen-X are like me, they have taken a second, third or even a fifth look at their finances and asked: Will I really be able to retire? The impulse to ruminate over this major decision may be driving the strong interest in recent Squared Away articles on financia…

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