The Contributions of the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College: 2008–2017

Social Security Bulletin. 80(1): 7-18, 2020

12 Pages Posted: 8 Mar 2020

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Steven A. Sass

Boston College - Center for Retirement Research

Date Written: February 06, 2020

Abstract

This article reviews the research contributions of the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College in its second 10 years of operation (2008–2017) and the implications of those findings for Social Security and retirement policy. The article highlights a number of studies on a variety of topics grouped into three broad and forward-looking categories: (1) the Social Security program and its role in retirement security, (2) private retirement saving and its role in retirement security, and (3) the medical risks and health expenditures faced by an aging population. The studies address issues such as the effects associated with labor force patterns, changes in the nation’s retirement system, and growing life spans. In its 20 years, the center’s contributions have expanded both the breadth and the depth of knowledge on issues relevant to retirement security in general and Social Security in particular.

Keywords: personal finance, retirement, economics of elderly, labor demand, public policy

JEL Classification: J26, H55

Suggested Citation

Sass, Steven A., The Contributions of the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College: 2008–2017 (February 06, 2020). Social Security Bulletin. 80(1): 7-18, 2020, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3537020

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