Reports by Kathy Ruffing
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“Generational Accounting” Is Complex, Confusing, and Uninformative
February 6, 2014
Generational accounting purports to compare the effects of budget policies on people born in different years, but it suffers from numerous problems of complexity, logic, and validity. It’s hard to interpret and easily misunderstood, and including it in regular budget reports and cost estimates, as the proposed …
How Much of the Growth in Disability Insurance Stems From Demographic Changes?
January 27, 2014
The Disability Insurance (DI) program — a vital part of Social Security that pays modest benefits to people who can no longer support themselves by working due to severe medical impairments — has grown rapidly in recent decades. The program’s chief actuary has consistently stated that demographic changes …