Social security and mortality: the role of income support policies and population health in the United States.

@article{Arno2011SocialSA,
  title={Social security and mortality: the role of income support policies and population health in the United States.},
  author={Peter S. Arno and James S. House and Deborah Viola and Clyde Schechter},
  journal={Journal of public health policy},
  year={2011},
  volume={32 2},
  pages={234-50}
}
Social Security is the most important and effective income support program ever introduced in the United States, alleviating the burden of poverty for millions of elderly Americans. We explored the possible role of Social Security in reducing mortality among the elderly. In support of this hypothesis, we found that declines in mortality among the elderly exceeded those among younger age groups following the initial implementation of Social Security in 1940, and also in the periods following… CONTINUE READING