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Consequences of means testing Social Security: evidence from the SSI program

  • David Neumark
  • Elizabeth Powers

A treatise that draws inferences about the potential behavorial responses to means testing Social Security by examining the effects of the Supplementary Security Income program for the aged on wealth accumulation and employment.

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Paper provided by Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland in its series Working Paper with number 9618.

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Date of creation: 1996
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