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Social Security Programs Throughout the World: The Americas 2013

Categories: Latin America,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics

http://www.socialsecurity.gov/policy/docs/progdesc/ssptw/2012-2013/americas/index.html

Features a country by country survey of social security programs including program types, retirement income systems, demographic and other statistics related to social security, and contribution rates.  From the Social Security Administration

 

Employer-Sponsored Benefits Extended to Domestic Partners

Categories: Health Insurance,Labor/Employment,Marriage/Family,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/opub/btn/volume-3/employer-sponsored-benefits-extended-to-domestic-partners.htm

Looks at the frequency with which health and defined-benefit plans are available to unmarried opposite-sex and unmarried same-sex partners.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Immigrants and Retirement Resources

Categories: Immigration/Migration,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics

http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/ssb/v74n1/v74n1p27.html

Compares retirement resources of immigrants with natives and discovers that immigrants have lower levels of retirement resources but higher levels of net worth.  From the Social Security Administration

 

Same Sex Couples: Frequently Asked Questions

Categories: Retirement/Social Security,Sex Issues

https://faq.ssa.gov/link/portal/34011/34019/ArticleFolder/407/Same-Sex-Couples

A set of 9 questions about social security benefits for partners in same-sex relationships.  From the Social Security Administration

 

Retirement Security: Trends in Marriage and Work Patterns May Increase Economic Vulnerability for Some Retirees

Categories: Labor/Employment,Marriage/Family,Retirement/Social Security

http://www.gao.gov/assets/670/660202.pdf

Examines the trends in marriage and labor force participation in American households, how those trends affect spousal benefits and retirement savings behavior, and the implications of these trends for the future.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

How Well Did Social Security Mitigate the Effects of the Great Recession?

Categories: Business/Economics,Financial Crisis/Markets,Retirement/Social Security

http://www.federalreserve.gov/pubs/feds/2014/201413/201413pap.pdf

Finds that societies with a social security program weather a financial shock better than those without one, and that poorer members of society are less harmed by business downturns due to their social security allowances.  From the Federal Reserve

 

Social Security Administration Annual Statistical Supplement 2013

http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/supplement/2013/index.html

The major annual statistics compilation on social services programs including Old Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance, Supplemental Security Income, Medicare, Medicaid, Unemployment Insurance, Workers’ Compensation and more. From the Social Security Administration

 

Old-Age and Survivors Insurance, CBO February 2014 Baseline

Categories: Govt Finance,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics

http://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/attachments/43889-2014-02-Social_Security.pdf

Shows projections of numbers of recipients, average benefits, and federal government outlays for the Social Security program that covers retirees and dependents from actual 2013 data to estimated 2024 figures. From the Congressional Budget Office

 

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