Howard Iams

U.S. Social Security Administration

Washington, DC 20254

United States

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Scholarly Papers (29)

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
The Urban Institute, Urban Institute and U.S. Social Security Administration
Downloads 392 (143,841)
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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 253 (228,487)
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microsimulation, well-being of boomers, defined benefit pensions, retirement, MINT

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The Importance of Social Security Benefits to the Income of the Aged Population

Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 77(2), p. 1-12, 2017
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 09 May 2017
Irena Dushi, Howard Iams and Brad Trenkamp
U.S. Social Security Administration, U.S. Social Security Administration and Government of the United States of America - Social Security Administration
Downloads 189 (300,419)
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Social Security Benefits, Retirement Accounts, Elderly

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 164 (340,278)
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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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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
The Urban Institute, Urban Institute and U.S. Social Security Administration
Downloads 152 (362,747)
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Economics of aging, Social Security, pensions, economic well-being

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Retirement Plan Coverage by Firm Size: An Update

Social Security Bulletin. 75(2): 41-55, 2015
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 10 May 2015
Irena Dushi, Howard Iams and Jules Lichtenstein
U.S. Social Security Administration, U.S. Social Security Administration and U.S. Small Business Administration, Office of Advocacy
Downloads 112 (459,353)

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Retirement Pension Coverage, Response Error, Firm Size

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Earnings Sharing in Social Security: Projected Impacts of Alternative Proposals Using the MINT Model

Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 69, No. 1, pp. 1-17, 2009
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 07 May 2009 Last Revised: 10 May 2009
U.S. Social Security Administration, U.S. Social Security Administration and U.S. Social Security Administration
Downloads 92 (525,477)

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microsimulation, earnings sharing, Social Security, retirement, MINT

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Cohort Differences in Wealth and Pension Participation of Near-Retirees

Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 68, No. 3, pp. 45-66, 2008
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 01 Jul 2009
Irena Dushi and Howard Iams
U.S. Social Security Administration and U.S. Social Security Administration
Downloads 84 (556,111)
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Pension participation, wealth holdings, cohorts

Education, Earnings Inequality, and Future Social Security Benefits: A Microsimulation Analysis

Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 75, No. 3, 2015
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 04 Aug 2015
U.S. Social Security Administration, U.S. Social Security Administration and U.S. Social Security Administration
Downloads 49 (748,940)

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Social Security, Education, Earnings, Inequality

Education, Earnings Inequality, and Future Social Security Benefits: A Microsimulation Analysis

Social Security Bulletin. 75(3): 15-33, 2015
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 07 Aug 2015 Last Revised: 12 May 2016
U.S. Social Security Administration, U.S. Social Security Administration and U.S. Social Security Administration
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Education, Earnings Growth, Earnings Inequality, Social Security

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Citation 1

Social Security Income Measurement in Two Surveys

Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 73, No. 3, 2013
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 20 Aug 2013 Last Revised: 25 Apr 2015
Howard Iams and Patrick J. Purcell
U.S. Social Security Administration and U.S. Social Security Administration
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Social Security, household data, survey methodology, aged, elderly, income, pensions

Social Security Income Measurement in Two Surveys

Number of pages: 10 Posted: 08 Aug 2013
Howard Iams and Patrick J. Purcell
U.S. Social Security Administration and U.S. Social Security Administration
Downloads 36 (846,993)
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Social Security, household data, survey methodology, aged, elderly, income, pensions

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Defined Contribution Pension Participation and Contributions by Earnings Levels Using Administrative Data

Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 71, No. 2, pp. 67-76, 2011
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 12 May 2011 Last Revised: 25 Apr 2015
U.S. Social Security Administration, U.S. Social Security Administration and U.S. Social Security Administration
Downloads 82 (564,119)
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Measurement error, Earnings levels, Private Retirement Pensions

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The Relationship between Job Characteristics and Retirement Savings in Defined Contribution Plans During the 2007-2009 Recession

Monthly Labor Review, 136(5), pp.3-16, 2013
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 01 Jun 2013 Last Revised: 03 Jun 2013
U.S. Social Security Administration, U.S. Social Security Administration and U.S. Social Security Administration
Downloads 71 (612,091)

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Pensions, Retirement, Income

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Shifting Income Sources of the Aged

Social Security Bulletin 72(3): 59-68
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 03 Aug 2012 Last Revised: 25 Apr 2015
U.S. Social Security Administration, U.S. Social Security Administration and U.S. Social Security Administration
Downloads 68 (626,451)

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Aging, Elderly, Income, Old Age, Pension, Pensioners, Retirement, Social Security

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The Implications of Marital History Change on Women’s Eligibility for Social Security Wife and Widow Benefits, 1990-2009

Social Security Bulletin 72(2): 23-38, 2012
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 03 May 2012 Last Revised: 25 Apr 2015
Howard Iams and Christopher R. Tamborini
U.S. Social Security Administration and U.S. Social Security Administration
Downloads 68 (626,451)
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Contribution Dynamics in Defined Contribution Pension Plans During the Great Recession of 2007–2009

Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 73, No. 2: 85-102, 2013
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 09 May 2013 Last Revised: 25 Apr 2015
U.S. Social Security Administration, U.S. Social Security Administration and U.S. Social Security Administration
Downloads 67 (631,207)
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defined contribution plans, tax-deferred contributions, earnings changes

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Changing Longevity, Social Security Retirement Benefits, and Potential Adjustments

Social Security Bulletin. 81(3): 19-34, 2021
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 30 Aug 2021
Government of the United States of America - The Office of Retirement and Disability Policy, University of Connecticut - Department of Economics, U.S. Social Security Administration and U.S. Social Security Administration
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Life expectancy; Social Security benefits; Retirement; Longevity; Earnings; Distributional Analysis; Lifetime Benefits; Differential Mortality; Microsimulation

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Contributory Retirement Saving Plans: Differences across Earnings Groups and Implications for Retirement Security

Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 77(2), p. 13-24, 2017
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 09 May 2017
U.S. Social Security Administration, U.S. Social Security Administration and U.S. Social Security Administration
Downloads 60 (667,417)
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Defined Contribution Pensions, Earnings Gradient

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Cohort Changes in the Retirement Resources of Older Women

Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 68, No. 4, pp. 1-13, 2008
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 14 Mar 2009 Last Revised: 24 Jul 2009
U.S. Social Security Administration, National Institutes on Aging, affiliation not provided to SSRN, Social Security Administration and U.S. Social Security Administration
Downloads 59 (672,978)
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women, aged, retirement

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The Impact of Response Error on Participation Rates and Contributions to Defined Contribution Pension Plans

Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 70, No. 1, pp. 45-60, 2010
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 04 Feb 2010
Howard Iams and Irena Dushi
U.S. Social Security Administration and U.S. Social Security Administration
Downloads 56 (689,610)
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Reporting error, Census imputed data, Tax-deferred contributions, defined contribution pensions

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Assessment of Retirement Plan Coverage by Firm Size Using W-2 Tax Records

Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 71, No. 2, pp. 53-65, 2011
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 13 May 2011 Last Revised: 25 Apr 2015
Irena Dushi, Howard Iams and Jules Lichtenstein
U.S. Social Security Administration, U.S. Social Security Administration and U.S. Small Business Administration, Office of Advocacy
Downloads 48 (738,471)
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Retirement Pension coverage, Measurement error

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Married Women's Projected Retirement Benefits: An Update

Social Security Bulletin. 76(2): 17-24
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 11 May 2016
Howard Iams
U.S. Social Security Administration
Downloads 42 (779,350)

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Economics of aging, Social Security, retirement, earnings, women, couples, microsimulation

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Pension Plan Participation Among Married Couples

Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 73, No. 3, 2013
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 21 Aug 2013 Last Revised: 25 Apr 2015
Irena Dushi and Howard Iams
U.S. Social Security Administration and U.S. Social Security Administration
Downloads 38 (808,847)

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Pension participation, defined contribution plans

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The Impact of Retirement Account Distributions on Measures of Family Income

Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 73, No. 2: 77-84, 2013
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 09 May 2013 Last Revised: 25 Apr 2015
Howard Iams and Patrick J. Purcell
U.S. Social Security Administration and U.S. Social Security Administration
Downloads 34 (840,463)
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elderly, pension, income, household data

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The Incidence and Consequences of Private Sector Job Loss in the Great Recession

Social Security Bulletin, 78(1): 31-46
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 13 Feb 2018
University of Connecticut - Department of Economics, U.S. Social Security Administration, U.S. Social Security Administration and U.S. Social Security Administration
Downloads 30 (874,017)

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Involuntary unemployment, Recessions, Earnings history, Health insurance

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Economic and Health Implications of Long-Term Unemployment: Earnings, Disability Benefits, and Mortality

Research in Labor Economics, Vol. 38, 2013, pp. 259-305
Posted: 15 Jan 2014
University of Connecticut - Department of Economics, U.S. Social Security Administration, U.S. Social Security Administration and U.S. Social Security Administration

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Earnings, mortality, social security disability insurance

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Women’s Earnings Before and after Marital Dissolution: Evidence from Longitudinal Earnings Records Matched to Survey Data

Journal of Family and Economic Issues, Vol. 33, pp. 69-82, 2012
Posted: 17 Aug 2011 Last Revised: 05 Mar 2012
U.S. Social Security Administration, U.S. Social Security Administration and U.S. Social Security Administration

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Divorce, Earnings, Family status change, Administrative earnings data

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Are Generation X’ers Different than Late Boomers? Family and Earnings Trends Among Recent Cohorts of Women at Young Adulthood

Population Research and Policy Review, Vol. 30, No. 1, pp. 59-79, 2011
Posted: 02 Feb 2011
Christopher R. Tamborini and Howard Iams
U.S. Social Security Administration and U.S. Social Security Administration

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Generation X, Women, Family and earnings, Young adulthood, Social Security longitudinal earnings data

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Earnings Sharing in the U.S. Social Security System: A Microsimulation Analysis of Future Female Retirees

The Gerontologist, Vol. 50, No. 4, pp. 495-508, 2010
Posted: 21 Aug 2010
U.S. Social Security Administration, U.S. Social Security Administration and U.S. Social Security Administration

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Social Security, Earnings Sharing, Women, Microsimulation

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Marital History, Race, and Social Security Spouse and Widow Benefit Eligibility in the United States

Research on Aging, Vol. 31, No. 5, pp. 577-605, September 2009
Posted: 02 Nov 2009
U.S. Social Security Administration, U.S. Social Security Administration and U.S. Social Security Administration

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Social Security, women, marriage, race