How Have People Responded to Changes in the Retirement Earnings Test in 2000?

Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 67, No. 1, pp. 1-15, 2007

15 Pages Posted: 11 Sep 2007

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Jae Song

U.S. Social Security Administration

Joyce Manchester

Vermont Legislative Joint Fiscal Office

Abstract

In 2000 Congress passed legislation to remove the retirement earnings test for persons at the full retirement age and older. This article explores how individuals affected by the removal of the earnings test have changed their participation in the workforce and the amount they earn. It also looks at changes in the age at which individuals claim their Social Security retirement benefits. All results are based on longitudinal data from the Social Security Administration that cover the 4 years before and after the change.

Keywords: retirement earnings test, Social Security retirement benefits, workforce participation

Suggested Citation

Song, Jae and Manchester, Joyce, How Have People Responded to Changes in the Retirement Earnings Test in 2000?. Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 67, No. 1, pp. 1-15, 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1010351

Jae Song (Contact Author)

U.S. Social Security Administration ( email )

Washington, DC 20254
United States
202-358-6403 (Phone)
202-358-6192 (Fax)

Joyce Manchester

Vermont Legislative Joint Fiscal Office ( email )

United States
802-828-3099 (Phone)
802-828-2483 (Fax)

HOME PAGE: http://www.leg.state.vt.us/jfo

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