Melissa M Favreault

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The research reported herein was performed pursuant to a grant from the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) funded as part of the Retirement Research Consortium. The opinions and conclusions are solely those of the authors and should not be construed as representing the opinions or policy of SSA or any agency of the Federal Government. The views(More)
Consortium (RRC). 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, the RRC, Boston College, or the Urban Institute. The authors gratefully acknowledge the expert team of researchers that have developed MINT over the past decade. These include, but are not(More)
Melissa Favreault and Austin Nichols are senior research associates at the Urban Institute. The research reported here was performed pursuant to a grant from the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) funded as part of the Retirement Research Consortium (RRC). The opinions and conclusion expressed are solely those of the authors and do not represent the(More)
Social Security Administration (SSA) funded as part of the Retirement Research Consortium (RRC). The opinions and conclusions expressed are solely those of the authors and do not represent the opinions of SSA, any agency of the federal government, the RRC, or Boston College. rights reserved. Short sections of text, not to exceed two paragraphs, may be(More)
Assessing the New Federalism project, a multiyear effort to monitor and assess the devolution of social programs from the federal to the state and local levels. Alan Weil is the project director. The project analyzes changes in income support, social services, and health programs. In collaboration with Child Trends, the project studies child and family(More)
The opinions and conclusions are solely those of the authors and should not be construed as representing the opinions or policy of SSA or any agency of the Federal Government or of the CRR. The authors gratefully acknowledge Kalman Rupp, Minh Huyhn, and Jim Sears for allowing us to use the 1997 SSI Financial Eligibility Model, and Kalman Rupp and Sheila(More)
part of a consortium that includes parallel centers at the University of Michigan and the National Bureau of Economic Research, was established in 1998 through a grant from the Social Security Administration. The Center's mission is to produce first-class research and forge a strong link between the academic community and decision makers in the public and(More)
Many argue that growing fiscal pressures and increasing life expectancy require an increase in retirement ages to concentrate benefits more on older ages. Some suggest, however, that if other adjustments are not made, an increase in retirement ages might harm long-career, lower-wage workers. Tying retirement benefit eligibility to years of service is(More)
The opinions and conclusions are solely those of the authors and should not be construed as representing the opinions or policy of the Social Security Administration or any agency of the Federal Government, or the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College. The opinions and conclusions expressed in this report likewise do not represent the views of(More)