Brief Lowering the Heat Around Raising Retirement Age
C. Eugene Steuerle
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In commentary for the San Francisco Chronicle, Gene Steuerle asserts that all of the following myths about Social Security retirement ages are wrong: (1) increasing the retirement age will reduce benefits; (2) increasing the retirement age discriminates against lower-income workers with shorter life expectancies; (3) increasing the retirement age makes Social Security reform regressive; (4) Social Security Old Age Insurance goes to the old; and (5) the elderly need to fear such Social Security reforms as increasing the retirement age.
Research Areas Aging and retirement Taxes and budgets
Tags Economic well-being Pensions Individual taxes Retirement policy