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Social Security and the Stock Market: How the Pursuit of Market Magic Shapes the System


  • Alicia H. Munnell

    (Center for Retirement Research at Boston College)

  • Steven A. Sass

    (Center for Retirement Reserach at Boston College)


The authors explore whether equities could help solve the woes facing the U.S. retirement system in general, and the Social Security shortfall in particular.

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  • Alicia H. Munnell & Steven A. Sass, 2006. "Social Security and the Stock Market: How the Pursuit of Market Magic Shapes the System," Books from Upjohn Press, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, number sssm, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:upj:ubooks:sssm Note: PDF is the book's first chapter.

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    1. Becker, Gary S & Lewis, H Gregg, 1973. "On the Interaction between the Quantity and Quality of Children," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 81(2), pages 279-288, Part II, .
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    1. Steven A. Sass, 2014. "Privatizing Railroad Retirement," Books from Upjohn Press, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, number prr, November.
    2. Ashby H.B. Monk & Steven A. Sass, 2009. "Risk Pooling and the Market Crash: Lessons From Canada's Pension Plan," Issues in Brief ib2009-9-12, Center for Retirement Research, revised Jun 2009.

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    social security; retirement; equities; carve-outs; add-ons; investments; pensions;

    JEL classification:

    • J32 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Nonwage Labor Costs and Benefits; Retirement Plans; Private Pensions
    • G23 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Non-bank Financial Institutions; Financial Instruments; Institutional Investors


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