Social security and the consumer price index for the elderly
Some argue that social security benefits should be adjusted using a price index that reflects the spending habits of the elderly rather than those of workers. This study suggests that if such an index were adopted today, over the next forty years benefit levels would increase and the social security trust fund could become insolvent up to five years sooner than projected.
Volume (Year): 9 (2003)
Issue (Month): May ()
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- David E. Lebow & Jeremy B. Rudd, 2003. "Measurement Error in the Consumer Price Index: Where Do We Stand?," Journal of Economic Literature, American Economic Association, vol. 41(1), pages 159-201, March.
- Erica L. Groshen & Thomas Klitgaard, 2002. "Live long and prosper: challenges ahead for an aging population," Current Issues in Economics and Finance, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, vol. 8(Feb).