Macro consequences of global aging

This theme finds expression through ongoing work on generational accounting, life cycle planning, demographic transition, and demographic dividends; stochastic Social Security projections, Federal/State/Local budget projections, microsimulation projections, macro-stochastic simulation to assess new pension structures, and mortality forecasting.  

Project Director:
Ronald D. Lee (Demography, UC Berkeley) and Ryan D. Edwards
Description:

The goals of this research are to reconstruct the National Transfer Accounts (NTA) for the U.S. by socioeconomic status (SES) at two points in time, and then to assess how changes in these age-related transfers by SES may help to understand trends in health and mortality among older Americans as measured in the U.S. Health and Retirement Study (HRS).

Project Director:
Alexander Gelber
Description:

This project uses Social Security Administration (SSA) data on individuals’ day of birth, and earnings to examine how the size of Old Age and Survivors Insurance (OASI) benefits affects individuals’ earnings.