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

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January 2005, Dean Baker and Mark Weisbrot

This paper enumerates the flaws in a recent study by the Social Security Administration that relied on questionable assumptions to conclude that a projected shortfall in Social Security in 2042 would double the senior poverty rate from 2 to 4 percent.

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