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UM16-05 - Older People's Willingness to Delay Social Security Claiming

Olivia S. Mitchell and Raimond H. Maurer

The authors have designed and fielded an experimental module in the 2014 HRS which seeks to measure older persons' willingness to voluntarily defer claiming of Social Security benefits. In addition we will evaluate the stated willingness of older individuals to work longer, depending on the Social Security incentives to delay claiming their benefits. Our project extends previous work by analyzing the results from our HRS module and comparing findings from other data sources which included very much smaller samples of older persons.

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Older People's Willingness to Delay Social Security Claiming
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Older People's Willingness to Delay Social Security Claiming
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