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Reconsidering the Social Security Notch and Retirement: Wealth and Incentive Effects

Citation

Moulton, Jeremy G. & Stevens, Ann Huff (2015). Reconsidering the Social Security Notch and Retirement: Wealth and Incentive Effects. Economics Letters, 132, 65-68.

Abstract

Using the Health and Retirement Study, we show that studies using the Social Security Notch cannot separately identify the effects of retirement wealth and forward-looking incentives on retirement because the Notch natural experiment changed both factors in offsetting ways.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.econlet.2015.04.016

Reference Type

Journal Article

Year Published

2015

Journal Title

Economics Letters

Author(s)

Moulton, Jeremy G.
Stevens, Ann Huff