Social Security and the Evolution of Elderly Poverty

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Gary V. Engelhardt ; Jonathan Gruber (2004)
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We use data from the March 1968-2001 Current Population Surveys to document the evolution of elderly poverty over this time period, and to assess the causal role of the Social Security program in reducing poverty rates. We develop an instrumental variable approach that ... View more
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