Reports & Briefs: Social Security Reform

Reference materials related to the Human Development Policy & Advocacy Committee's policy work on Social Security reform.  All documents will open in a new window.


Making Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security Sustainable for the Long Run
Testimony of Alice M. Rivlin, Senior Fellow, Economic Studies, before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Budget.
Brookings Institution
April 2011

Bankrupt: Entitlements and the Federal Budget
Michael Tanner, Senior Fellow 
Cato Institute
March 2011

Building It Up, Not Tearing It Down: A Progressive Approach to Strengthening Social Security
Christian E. Weller, Senior Fellow
Center for American Progress
December 2010

Social Security Reform: Raising the Retirement Ages Would Have Implications for Older Workers and SSA Disability Rolls
Report to the Chairman, Special Committee on Aging, U.S. Senate
United States Government Accountability Office (GAO)
November 2010

Guaranteed 22 Percent Benefit Cuts If Social Security Is Taken off the Table
David C. John, Senior Research Fellow in Retirement Security and Financial Institutions
The Heritage Foundation
September 2010

Social Security Reform: Current Issues and Legislation
Dawn Nuschler, Specialist in Income Security
Congressional Research Service
September 2010

Social Security: The Trust Fund
Dawn Nuschler, Specialist in Income Security 
Gary Sidor, Information Research Specialist 
Congressional Research Service
August 2010

Reforming Social Security Sooner Rather Than Later: Fact And Fiction
Jason Furman
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
April 2006