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Social Security: Are We Getting Our Money's Worth?

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Consider the following investment scenario. You tum over 10 percent of your salary each year to an investment manager who pools your contributions with those of others to form something that looks like a mutual fund. The manager assembles a portfolio that ends up earning a meager rate of return less than 1 percent after adjusting for inflation.

Consider the following investment scenario. You tum over 10 percent of your salary each year to an investment manager who pools your contributions with those of others to form something that looks like a mutual fund. The manager assembles a portfolio that ends up earning a meager rate of return less than 1 percent after adjusting for inflation.


Suggested citation: Gokhale, Jagadeesh, and Kevin J. Lansing, 1996. "Social Security: Are We Getting Our Money's Worth?" Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Economic Commentary, 01.01.1996.

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