Social Security claiming decision of married men and widow poverty
AbstractWe find that most husbands claim Social Security before the ages that maximize the expected present value of their benefits. Although household benefits are only slightly reduced, the expected present value of widows’ benefits reduces by 17.7%, increasing their risk of poverty.
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Volume (Year): 119 (2013)
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Social Security benefit; Widow’s survivor benefit; Claiming behavior; Widow poverty;
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- D31 - Microeconomics - - Distribution - - - Personal Income and Wealth Distribution
- H55 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Social Security and Public Pensions
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