Social Security, health, medical screening
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Economic Policy | Economics | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration
This study examines whether new health information, obtained through medical screening, affects entitlements to Social Security benefits. Random assignment of information is derived from a unique feature of the Continuous National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. To examine the effect of information on entitlements, the survey data are matched to administrative data from the Social Security Administration. The results suggest that new health information leads to delayed entitlements, particularly among workers near the early retirement age.
Singleton, Perry, "Health Information and Social Security Entitlements" (2013). Center for Policy Research. 392.
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