Social Security Rates of Return with "Progressive Indexation"
Publication Date: May 2005
Publisher(s): Center for Economic and Policy Research
Keywords: Retirement benefits; Privatized systems; Wage index
Coverage: United States
This paper calculated rates of return for wage earners corresponding to Social Security Administration's definition of low-, medium-, high- and maximum-earners. It finds that the "progressive indexation" proposal endorsed by President Bush would reduce the rate of returns that most workers would receive from Social Security, even with private accounts.