Social Security


Social Security insures millions of Americans and their dependents against the loss of earnings associated with withdrawal from the labor force because of retirement or the onset of a disabling health condition. RAND research has examined Social Security financing and the cost of fraud and error; Social Security Disability Insurance benefits; and the Social Security Statement's effects on program participation and employment.

  • Project

    RAND Center for Disability Research

    The RAND Center for Disability Research is focused on understanding the impacts of policy, or lack thereof, on equitable access to participation in society for individuals with disabilities and their caregivers.

    Jan 21, 2011

  • Commentary

    Living Longer, Working Longer

    When people live longer, the costs of Social Security and Medicare increase and threaten the sustainability of these programs. Households also worry about how to finance more retirement years. But people are working longer, and if they continue to do so, they will reduce some of the problems.

    Aug 25, 2016

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