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US Social Security Rules in the 1990s: A Natural Experiment in Myopic and Farsighted Behaviour
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  • Stephen D. Rubb, Sacred Heart University
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Article
Publication Date
8-1-2002
Abstract

During the 1990s changes in the earnings test threshold and the delayed retirement credit had the potential to impact the labour supply of 65 to 69-year-olds. These changes in Social Security rules are used to examine whether labour supply behaviour of elderly men and women is 'myopic' or 'farsighted'. Men are found to be more farsighted than previously realized, perhaps due to increases in life expectancy.

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Originally published:

Rubb, Stephen. "US Social Security Rules In The 1990s: A Natural Experiment In Myopic And Farsighted Behaviour." Applied Economics Letters 9.10 (2002): 637-640.

DOI:10.1080/13504850110118174

Citation Information
Stephen D. Rubb. "US Social Security Rules in the 1990s: A Natural Experiment in Myopic and Farsighted Behaviour" (2002)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/stephen_rubb/8/