Aching to Retire? The Rise in the Full Retirement Age and its Impact on the Disability Rolls
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The authors are especially grateful to Emmanuel Saez and two anonymous referees for comments that substantially improved this paper. We are also indebted to David Autor, Moshe Buchinsky, Ed DeMarco, Bill Evans, Jonah Gelbach, Patrick Healy, Judy Hellerstein, John Hennessy, Howard Iams, Erzo Luttmer, Joyce Manchester, L. Scott Muller, John Rust, Seth Sanders, Michael Wiseman, and seminar participants at the University of Maryland, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the Social Security Administration, and the NBER Summer Institute for helpful suggestions. Thanks also to the many employees of the Social Security Administration who assisted us with the data used in this paper. Duggan thanks the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation for support. The corresponding author (Duggan) can be contacted at: The Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20036 or at the email address above. The conclusions and opinions expressed in this paper are solely those of the authors and should not be construed as representing the opinions or policies of the Social Security Administration or any agency of the Federal Government. All errors are our own.