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Engelhardt research cited in Fiscal Times article on Social Security

May 31, 2018

The Fiscal Times

Gary V. Engelhardt

Gary V. Engelhardt

A paper on early Social Security co-authored by Gary Engelhardt, professor of economics, was referenced in the Fiscal Times article "The Unintended Consequence of Letting Workers Take Social Security at Age 62." Engelhardt and co-authors Jonathan Gruber and Anil Kumar found that the introduction of the early retirement option lowered the average age of those claiming Social Security by about a year and a half and lowered Social Security income by an average of 1.5 percent for male-headed retired households. 05/31/18

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