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UM14-11 - Differential Mortality Trends and Social Security Policy.

John Bound, Arline Geronimus and Timothy A. Waidmann

One rationale for raising Social Security retirement ages is the increased life expectancy among Americans. But, this rationale is challenged by a recent analysis finding that life expectancy among those with low levels of education is actually falling. We will examine this finding to assess the validity of the challenge.

Publications (PDF)

Brief:
The Implications of Differential Trends in Mortality for Social Security Policy
Working Paper(s):
The Implications of Differential Trends in Mortality for Social Security Policy