Research Report Modeling Income in the Near Term 8 and 2014 Primer
Karen E. Smith, Melissa M. Favreault
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Modeling Income in the Near Term (MINT) is a dynamic microsimulation model developed by 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.
Research Areas Wealth and financial well-being Aging and retirement Social safety net
Tags Social Security Economic well-being Pensions Retirement Retirement policy
Policy Centers Income and Benefits Policy Center