Krannert Rising Star Associate Professor of Economics
Ph.D., Economics, Univ. of Maryland
Retirement Risks: Research finds that claiming benefits early increases mortality for men
If your year-end goals include planning for retirement, you might want to rethink your options for when to start claiming benefits. In “The Mortality Effects of Retirement: Evidence from Social Security Eligibility at Age 62,” published in the Journal of Public Economics, Krannert researcher Tim Moore and colleague Maria Fitzpatrick of Cornell University show that declining labor force participation leads to an immediate jump in mortality.