REPORT Health and Social Programs

Social Security Rates of Return with "Progressive Indexation"


May 2005, Dean Baker and David Rosnick

This paper calculated rates of return for wage earners corresponding to Social Security Administration’s definition of low-, medium-, high- and maximum-earners.  It finds that the “progressive indexation” proposal endorsed by President Bush would reduce the rate of returns that most workers would receive from Social Security, even with private accounts.

Report pdf_small

Press Release



    Support Cepr

    If you value CEPR's work, support us by making a financial contribution.