Tuesday, August 2, 2016

New Working Papers from the Center for Retirement Research

The Center for Retirement Research at Boston College has recently released six working papers:

Labor Force Dynamics in the Great Recession and Its Aftermath: Implications for Older Workers
Gary Burtless
The Interconnected Relationships of Health Insurance, Health, and Labor Market Outcomes
Matthew S. Rutledge
Pension Participation, Wealth, and Income: 1992-2010
Alicia H. Munnell, Wenliang Hou, Anthony Webb, and Yinji Li
Marital Histories, Gender, and Financial Security in Late Mid-Life: Evidence from Four Cohorts in the Health and Retirement Study
Amelia Karraker and Cassandra Dorius
Are Early Claimers Making a Mistake?
Alicia H. Munnell, Geoffrey T. Sanzenbacher, Anthony Webb, and Christopher M. Gillis
How Would Investing in Equities Have Affected the Social Security Trust Fund?
Gary Burtless, Anqi Chen, Wenliang Hou, Alicia H. Munnell, and Anthony Webb


JoeTheEconomist said...


Did you read the piece on investing the Trust Fund in higher yielding assets :

"At the 50th percentile of outcomes, equity investing has the potential to maintain a healthy Trust Fund ratio through the 75-year period"

That seems a little implausible.

Andrew G. Biggs said...

I read the piece though I don't remember that exact line (not questioning it). But yes, that's more than the SSA actuaries project from investing 40% of the TF in stocks.