Research and Analysis by Lila Rabinovich

Hispanics' Understanding of Social Security and the Implications for Retirement Security: A Qualitative Study
from Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 77, No. 3 (released August 2017)
by Lila Rabinovich, Janice Peterson, and Barbara A. Smith

This article discusses why effective outreach to Hispanics is important to improve their understanding of Social Security and enhance their retirement security. It examines Social Security literacy and preferred ways of receiving information about the program by using focus groups of three ancestries (Mexican, Puerto Rican, and Cuban) and of English and Spanish speakers. This article is one of the first to research between-group differences and discuss their implications.