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A Primer on Modeling Income in the Near Term, Version 7 (MINT7)

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Document date: October 01, 2013
Released online: May 23, 2014
Modeling Income in the Near Term (MINT) is a dynamic microsimulation model developed by the Urban Institute and others for the Social Security Administration to facilitate analysis of proposals to change Social Security benefits and payroll taxes. This primer describes MINT’s development history. It then details the model’s starting sample and the specification of its demographic and economic aging modules, including the calculators that compute various benefits and taxes. It also provides information about previous analyses that have relied on MINT.

Topics/Tags: | Retirement and Older Americans

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