The Perception of Social Security Incentives for Labor Supply and Retirement: The Median Voter Knows More Than You'd Think
Chapter in NBER book Tax Policy and the Economy, Volume 26 (2012), Jeffrey Brown, editor (p. 1 - 42)
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Liebman: Harvard Kennedy School and NBER. Luttmer: Economics Department at Dartmouth College and NBER. Corresponding author: Erzo Luttmer, Erzo.FP.Luttmer@Dartmouth.edu. We thank Andrew Biggs, Jeffrey Brown, Alan Gustman, Edward Glaeser, David Laibson, Brigitte Madrian, Annamaria Lusardi, and seminar participants at Brookings, Harvard, the NBER Summer Institute, the NBER Tax Policy and the Economy conference, RAND, and the Social Security Administration for helpful comments. We thank Andra Hibbert, Victoria Levin, Kate Mikels, and Arman Rezaee for superb research assistance. This research was supported by the U.S. Social Security Administration through grant #10-P-98363-1-05 to the National Bureau of Economic Research as part of the SSA Retirement Research Consortium as well as by the National Bureau of Economic Research itself. The findings and conclusions expressed are solely those of the authors and do not represent the views of SSA, any agency of the Federal Government, or the NBER. All errors are our own.