Karen E. Smith

Urban Institute

2100 M Street, NW

Washington, DC 20037

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (24)

1.

It's All Relative: Understanding the Retirement Prospects of Baby-Boomers

Boston College Center for Retirement Research No. 2003-21
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 09 Jun 2004
Barbara A. Butrica, Karen E. Smith and Howard Iams
The Urban Institute, Urban Institute and U.S. Social Security Administration
Downloads 268 (87,326)
Citation 13

Abstract:

The Disappearing Defined Benefit Pension and its Potential Impact on the Retirement Incomes of Boomers

CRR WP No. 2009-2
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 31 Mar 2009
The Urban Institute, U.S. Social Security Administration, Urban Institute and Urban Institute
Downloads 108 (213,795)
Citation 1

Abstract:

The Disappearing Defined Benefit Pension and its Potential Impact on the Retirement Incomes of Boomers

Posted: 05 Mar 2010
The Urban Institute, U.S. Social Security Administration, Urban Institute and Urban Institute

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3.

The Potential Impact of the Great Recession on Future Retirement Incomes

Boston College Center for Retirement Research Working Paper No. 2011-9
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 03 Jun 2011
The Urban Institute, affiliation not provided to SSRN and Urban Institute
Downloads 74 (227,702)
Citation 1

Abstract:

DYNASIM3, microsimulation, 2008, recession

4.

This is Not Your Parents’ Retirement: Comparing Retirement Income Across Generations

Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 72, No. 1, pp. 37-58, 2012
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 06 Feb 2012 Last Revised: 25 Apr 2015
Barbara A. Butrica, Karen E. Smith and Howard Iams
The Urban Institute, Urban Institute and U.S. Social Security Administration
Downloads 64 (246,037)
Citation 2

Abstract:

Economics of aging, Social Security, pensions, economic well-being

5.

The Disappearing Defined Benefit Pension and Its Potential Impact on the Retirement Incomes of Baby Boomers

Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 69, No. 3, pp. 1-28, 2009
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 10 Oct 2009
U.S. Social Security Administration, The Urban Institute, Urban Institute and Urban Institute
Downloads 61 (159,286)
Citation 1

Abstract:

microsimulation, well-being of boomers, defined benefit pensions, retirement, MINT

How the Income Tax Treatment of Saving and Social Security Benefits May Affect Boomers' Retirement Incomes

Number of pages: 42 Posted: 12 Aug 2008
Barbara A. Butrica, Karen E. Smith and Eric J. Toder
The Urban Institute, Urban Institute and Urban Institute
Downloads 47 (345,983)

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7.

Simulating the Distribution Consequences of Personal Accounts: Sensitivity to Annuitization Options

Boston College Center for Retirement Research Working Paper No. 2003-17
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 10 Jun 2004
American Academy of Actuaries, The Urban Institute, Urban Institute and Urban Institute
Downloads 47 (331,209)
Citation 3

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8.

Do Low-Income Workers Benefit from 401(K) Plans?

Center for Retirement Research at Boston College Working Paper No. 2011-14
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 03 Oct 2011
Eric J. Toder and Karen E. Smith
Urban Institute and Urban Institute
Downloads 46 (325,311)

Abstract:

economists, employer, fringe benefits, retirement, wages, low-income

9.

The Retirement Prospects of Divorced Women

Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 72, No. 1, pp. 11-22, 2012
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 05 Feb 2012 Last Revised: 25 Apr 2015
Barbara A. Butrica and Karen E. Smith
The Urban Institute and Urban Institute
Downloads 38 (334,171)

Abstract:

Economics of aging, women, divorced, Social Security, pensions, economic well-being, poverty, retirement

10.

Does Work Pay at Older Ages?

CRR Woking Paper No. 2004- 30
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 25 Jun 2008
The Urban Institute, Urban Institute - Income and Benefits Policy Center, Urban Institute and Urban Institute
Downloads 26 (404,949)
Citation 5

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11.

Making Maximum Use of Tax-Deferred Retirement Accounts

CRP Working Paper No. 2005-19
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 24 Jun 2008
Janette Kawachi, Karen E. Smith and Eric J. Toder
The Urban Institute, Urban Institute and Urban Institute
Downloads 26 (376,953)
Citation 3

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12.

The Impact of Changes in Couples’ Earnings on Married Women’s Social Security Benefits

Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 72, No. 1, pp. 1-9, 2012
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 05 Feb 2012 Last Revised: 25 Apr 2015
Barbara A. Butrica and Karen E. Smith
The Urban Institute and Urban Institute
Downloads 25 (384,494)

Abstract:

Aged couples, Social Security, pensions, economic well-being

13.

Deferring Income in Employer-Sponsored Retirement Plans: The Dynamics of Participant Contributions

Number of pages: 48 Posted: 16 Jun 2008
Karen E. Smith, Richard W. Johnson and Leslie Muller
Urban Institute, Urban Institute - Income and Benefits Policy Center and Social Security Administration
Downloads 24 (392,309)
Citation 10

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14.

401(K) Participant Behavior in a Volatile Economy

Boston College Center for Retirement Research Working Paper No. 2012-24
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 09 Nov 2012
Barbara A. Butrica and Karen E. Smith
The Urban Institute and Urban Institute
Downloads 20 (444,167)

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15.

Reform Model Two of the President's Commission to Strengthen Social Security: Distributional Outcomes Under Different Economic and Behavioral Assumptions

Number of pages: 59 Posted: 16 Jun 2008
The Urban Institute, Urban Institute, Urban Institute, Urban Institute, American Academy of Actuaries and Urban Institute
Downloads 17 (454,699)

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16.

Adding Employer Contributions to Health Insurance to Social Security's Earnings and Tax Base

Boston College Center for Retirement Research Working Paper No. 2014-3
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 27 Apr 2014
Karen E. Smith and Eric J. Toder
Urban Institute and Urban Institute
Downloads 16 (428,675)

Abstract:

Social Security

17.

Modeling Income in the Near Term: Projections of Retirement Income through 2020 for the 1931-60 Birth Cohorts

The Urban Institute, September 1999
Number of pages: 331 Posted: 25 Jan 2013
Urban Institute, American Academy of Actuaries, The Urban Institute, The Urban Institute, The Urban Institute - Labor and Social Policy Center, Urban Institute, Brookings Institution and Brookings Institution - Economic Studies Program
Downloads 16 (392,309)
Citation 25

Abstract:

Retirement and Older Americans

18.

Providing Guarantees in Social Security

Number of pages: 25 Posted: 16 Jun 2008
Karen E. Smith, C. Eugene Steuerle and Pablo Montagnes
Urban Institute, Urban Institute and University of Chicago - Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies
Downloads 14 (475,431)

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19.

Racial and Ethnic Differences in the Retirement Prospects of Divorced Women in the Baby Boom and Generation X Cohorts

Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 72, No. 1, pp. 23-36, 2012
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 04 Feb 2012 Last Revised: 25 Apr 2015
Barbara A. Butrica and Karen E. Smith
The Urban Institute and Urban Institute
Downloads 7 (454,699)

Abstract:

Economics of aging, women, divorced, race, ethnicity, Social Security, pensions, economic well-being, poverty, retirement

20.

Simulating the Distributional Consequences of Personal Accounts: Sensitivity to Annuitization Options

Center for Retirement Research at Boston College Working Paper No. 2003-17
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 29 May 2008
American Academy of Actuaries, The Urban Institute, Urban Institute and Urban Institute
Downloads 6 (506,168)
Citation 4

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21.

Modeling Income in the Near Term 5

Number of pages: 367 Posted: 25 Jan 2013
Urban Institute, The Urban Institute, The Urban Institute - Labor and Social Policy Center, The Urban Institute, Urban Institute and Williams College - Department of Economics
Downloads 5 (506,168)
Citation 13

Abstract:

retirement and older Americans

22.

Projecting Poverty Rates in 2020 for the 62 and Older Population: What Changes Can We Expect and Why

Center for Retirement Research at Boston College
Posted: 08 Mar 2010
Barbara A. Butrica, Karen E. Smith and Eric J. Toder
The Urban Institute, Urban Institute and Urban Institute

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23.

Retirement Security and the Stock Market Crash: What are the Possible Outcomes?

Posted: 03 Mar 2010
Barbara A. Butrica, Karen E. Smith and Eric J. Toder
The Urban Institute, Urban Institute and Urban Institute

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24.

How Seniors Change Their Asset Holdings During Retirement

Posted: 03 Mar 2010
Mauricio Soto, Rudolph G. Penner and Karen E. Smith
International Monetary Fund (IMF), Urban Institute and Urban Institute

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