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Retirement Security in an Aging Society

From Jim Poterba: The share of the U.S. population over the age of 65 was 8.1 percent in 1950, 12.4 percent in 2000, and is projected to reach 20.9 percent by 2050. The percent over 85 is projected to more … Continue reading

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The Medicare Eligibility Age: Demographics and Medical Care Spending

In contrast to Social Security Reform, we do not find a large effect of potential increases in the age of eligibility on the long-term ability to finance medical spending. This is partly because the oldest old spend much more on … Continue reading

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