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Economic Commentary

Social Security: Issues and Options

If nothing is done to bailout our social security system, by 1984 Americans might not receive continued timely payments. Early in 1983, the Congress will consider reform measures to restore the financial soundness of the social security system. This Economic Commentary describes social security and its funding problems, summarizes the latest financial projections for the system, and reviews some of the social security reforms that are being proposed.

The views authors express in Economic Commentary are theirs and not necessarily those of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland or the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. The series editor is Tasia Hane. This paper and its data are subject to revision; please visit for updates.

Suggested Citation

Kerka, Amy. 1983. “Social Security: Issues and Options.” Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Economic Commentary 1/10/1983.

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