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Replication data for: Can Information Change Personal Retirement Savings? Evidence from Social Security Benefits Statement Mailings

Version
V0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Carter, Susan Payne
  • Skimmyhorn, William
Publication Date
2018-05-01
Description
  • Abstract

    Despite concern about the viability of public retirement programs and potential undersaving for retirement, we still know little about the impact of government provided information on individual behavior. We exploit plausibly exogenous variation in exposure to the world's largest personalized retirement benefits statement from the US Social Security Administration to evaluate the effects of information and encouragement on individual retirement savings decisions. Using three natural experiments between 2011 and 2014 and administrative data, we find no impact of the statements on individual retirement savings in their employer provided retirement accounts.
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  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/pandp.20181041 (Text)
Publications
  • Carter, Susan Payne, and William Skimmyhorn. “Can Information Change Personal Retirement Savings? Evidence from Social Security Benefits Statement Mailings.” American Economic Association Papers and Proceedings 108 (2018): 93–97. https://doi.org/10.1257/pandp.20181041.
    • ID: 10.1257/pandp.20181041 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-12-07

Carter, Susan Payne; Skimmyhorn, William (2018): Replication data for: Can Information Change Personal Retirement Savings? Evidence from Social Security Benefits Statement Mailings. Version: V0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E116445