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(Last updated on August 14, 2007)
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Background and Basics:
The Home Page of the Social Security Administration
Social Security: Facts and Figures from SSA
Social Security Data Page from SSA
"The History of Social Security" from the SSA
Social Security Benefit Publications from SSA
Office of the Chief Actuary, SSA
Office of the Chief Actuary, SSA Solvency Memoranda
Social Security Advisory Board
*The 2007 Social Security Trustee's Report
The 2006 Social Security Trustee's Report
Social Security Trustees' Reports Prior to 2006
Congressional Budget Office: Updated Long-Term Projections for Social Security
President Bush's Social Security Commission
Social Security Reform Bills (Comprehensive Reform Packages)
*(no major proposals)
Readings on Social Security Reform
The 1994-1996 Social Security Advisory Council Report
The 1999 Technical Panel of Assumptions and Methods Report to the Social Security
Advisory Board, November 1999
American Academy of Actuaries, "Social Adequacy and Individual
Equity in Social Security," January 2004.
American Academy of Actuaries, "Means Testing for Social
Security," January 2004.
American Academy of Actuaries, "Assumptions Used to Project
Social Security's Financial Condition," January 2004.
American Academy of Actuaries, "Raising the Retirement Age for
Social Security," October 2002.
American Academy of Actuaries, "Social Security Reform:
Voluntary or Mandatory Individual Accounts?," September 2002.
American Academy of Actuaries, "Automatic Adjustments to
Maintain Social Security's Long-Range Actuarial Balance," September 2002.
American Academy of Actuaries, "Annuitization of Social
Security Individual Accounts," November 2001.
Peter A. Diamond, "What Stock Market Returns to Expect for the Future?" September 1999.
General Accounting Office, "Implications of Raising the Retirement
Age," GAO/HEHS-99-112, August 27, 1999.
General Accounting Office, "Issues in Comparing Rates of Return With Market
Investments," GAO/HEHS-99-110, August 5, 1999.
Rea S. Hederman, Jr., Tracy L. Foertsch, and Kirk A. Johnson,"Keep the Social Security Wage Cap: Nearly a Million Jobs Hang in the Balance," Heritage Center for Data Analysis, April 22, 2005.
Jagadeesh Gokhale and Kent Smetters, "Fiscal and Generational Imbalances: New Budget Measures For New Budget Priorities," AEI Monograph (16th draft), April 7, 2003.
H. Hart, Mark Kearney, Carol Musil, and Kelly Olsen, "SSA's Estimates of Administrative Costs Under a Centralized Program of Individual Accounts," SSA,
January 9, 2001.
David C. John and Stuart Butler, "Bush’s Progressive Indexation Plan: A Key Step to Preserve Social Security," Heritage Research on Social Security, May 2, 2005.
Peter R. Orszag and Peter A. Diamond, "Reforming Social Security: A Balanced
Plan," The Brookings Institution, December 2003.
C. Eugene Steuerle and Melissa Favreault, "Social Security for Yesterday's
C. Eugene Steuerle and Adam Carasso, "Lifetime Social Security and Medicare
Benefits," Urban Institute, March 31, 2003.
The Brookings Institution
Cato Institute Project on Social Security Choice
Center for Retirement Research at Boston College
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
The Concord Coalition
International Center for Pension Reform
National Center for Policy Analysis
National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare
The Social Security Network
United States Representatives Sub-Committee on Social Security