MINT Overview

Projection Methodology

Some of our research papers use the Modeling Income in the Near Term (MINT) microsimulation model to make future projections about 21st century retirement income, marital trends, Social Security benefits, income, and poverty. These projections allow researchers and policy analysts to study future retirement conditions such as income and poverty, as well as the effects of policy changes.

More information on MINT model development is in the following papers:


Near Term Model Development, Part II, August 15, 1999

Social Security Administration

Methods in Modeling Income in the Near Term (MINT 1), ORES Working Paper 91, June 2001

Urban Institute