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Scrapping the Social Security Payroll Tax Cap: Who Would Pay More?

April 2014, Nicole Woo, Janelle Jones, and John Schmitt

Has Education Paid Off for Black Workers?

June 2013, Janelle Jones and John Schmitt

The Facts on Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income for Workers with Disabilities

May 2013, Shawn Fremstad, Rebecca Vallas

Making Jobs Good

April 2013, John Schmitt and Janelle Jones

Raising the Social Security Payroll Tax Cap: How Many Workers Would Pay More?

January 2013, Nicole Woo, Janelle Jones and John Schmitt

The Chained CPI: A Painful Cut in Social Security Benefits and a Stealth Tax Hike

December 2012, Alan Barber and Nicole Woo

Supplemental Security Income for Children with Disabilities

November 2012, Shawn Fremstad and Rebecca Vallas

Debt, Deficits, and Demographics: Why We Can Afford the Social Contract

November 2012, Dean Baker

Caring for Caregivers in Retirement: Social Security Works for Direct Care Workers

July 2012, Shawn Fremstad

Who's (Still) Above the Social Security Payroll Tax Cap?

May 2012, Nicole Woo, Janelle Jones, and John Schmitt

The Impact on Inequality of Raising the Social Security Retirement Age

April 2012, David Rosnick and Dean Baker

Pension Liabilities: Fear Tactics and Serious Policy

January 2012, David Rosnick and Dean Baker

Maintaining and Improving Social Security for Direct Care Workers

November 2011, Shawn Fremstad

Plan for a New Future: The Impact of Social Security Reform on People of Color

October 2011, Commission to Modernize Social Security (Maya M. Rockeymoore, Meizhu Lui, Nicole Woo, et. al.)

The Impact of Cutting Social Security Cost of Living Adjustments on the Living Standards of the Elderly

September 2011, Dean Baker and David Rosnick

Who's Above the Social Security Payroll Tax Cap?

September 2011, Nicole Woo, Janelle Jones and John Schmitt

The Social Security Benefits of Sitting Senators Revisited

September 2011, Kris Warner, Alan Barber and Dean Baker

The Wisconsin Retirement System is One of the Healthiest in the Country

March 2011, Dean Baker

The Potential Savings to Social Security from Means Testing
March 2011, Dean Baker and Hye Jin Rho

The Origins and Severity of the Public Pension Crisis

February 2011, Dean Baker

The Social Security Benefits of Sitting Senators

January 2011, Dean Baker and Kris Warner

The Impact of Income Distribution on the Length of Retirement

October 2010, Dean Baker and David Rosnick

The Myth of Expansionary Fiscal Austerity

October 2010, Dean Baker

Seven Key Facts About Social Security and the Federal Budget

September 2010, Dean Baker

Hard Work? Patterns in Physically Demanding Labor Among Older Workers
August 2010, Hye Jin Rho

Has the Congressional Budget Office Joined the Push for Cutting Social Security?

July 2010, Dean Baker

The Impact of Social Security Cuts on Retiree Income
July 2010, Dean Baker and David Rosnick

Social Security and the Age of Retirement

June 2010, David Rosnick

The Impact of the Housing Crash on the Wealth of the Baby Boom Cohorts

April 2010, Dean Baker and David Rosnick

Taming the Deficit: Saving Our Children from Themselves

December 2009, David Rosnick and Dean Baker

Half in Ten: Why Taking Disability into Account is Essential to Reducing Income Poverty and Expanding Economic Inclusion
September 2009, Shawn Fremstad

The Rise and Fall of the American Residential Equity Empire

July 2009, David Rosnick

The Wealth of the Baby Boom Cohorts After the Collapse of the Housing Bubble

February 2009, David Rosnick and Dean Baker

Summary of Tax Provisions in Economic Recovery Legislation

January 2009, Shawn Fremstad

IOUSA Not OK: An Analysis of the Deficit Disaster Story in the Film IOUSA
October 2008, Dean Baker and David Rosnick

The Housing Crash and the Retirement Prospects of Late Baby Boomers

June 2008, Dean Baker and David Rosnick

Universal Voluntary Accounts: A Step Towards Fixing the Retirement System

December 2006, Dean Baker

Things That Will Happen Before Social Security Faces a Shortfall

June 2005, Dean Baker

Social Security Rates of Return with "Progressive Indexation"

May 2005, Dean Baker and David Rosnick

The Regressive Impact of the Progressive Indexation of Social Security Benefits

May 2005, Dean Baker

Bigger Than the Social Security Crisis: Wasteful Spending on Prescription Drugs

April 2005, Dean Baker

The Social Security Shortfall and the National Defense Shortfall
April 2005, Dean Baker

Social Security: The Most Important Anti-Poverty Program for Children
March 29, 2005, Heather Boushey

The Burden of Social Security Taxes and the Burden of Excessive Health Care Costs
March 2005, Dean Baker and David Rosnick

Basic Facts on Social Security and Proposed Benefit Cuts/Privatization

March 2005, Dean Baker and David Rosnick

The Burden of Social Security Taxes and the Burden of Wage Inequality
March 2005, Dean Baker

Defaulting on the Social Security Trust Fund: What It Would Mean, and How It Would Be Done
March 2005, Dean Baker

Empty Promises: The Benefits to African American Men of Private Accounts Under President Bush's Social Security Plan

February 2005, Dean Baker

Growing the Social Security Crisis: The Social Security Administration's Poverty Rate Projections

January 2005, Dean Baker and Mark Weisbrot

The No Economist/Policy Analyst Left Behind Test for Social Security

November 2004, Dean Baker

Defined Contributions from Workers, Guaranteed Benefits for Bankers: The World Bank's Approach to Social Security Reform
July 2002, Dean Baker and Debayani Kar

The Stock Market Bubble and Investing Social Security in the Stock Market

July 2002, Dean Baker

The Role of Social Security Privitization in Argentina's Economic Crisis
April 2002, Dean Baker and Mark Weisbrot

The Cost of the War on Terrorism and the Cost of Social Security
February 2002, Dean Baker

Stock Returns for Dummies
December 2001, Dean Baker

The World Bank's Attack on Social Security
August 2001, Dean Baker

Defaulting on the Social Security Trust Fund Bonds: Winners and Losers
July 2001, Dean Baker

Diverting the Old Age Crisis: International Projections of Living Standards in the 21st Century

July 2000, Dean Baker

Shameful Moments in Economics I: The Social Security Debate
June 1999, Dean Baker