A Multidisciplinary Review of Research on the Distributional Effects of Raising Social Security's Early Entitlement Age

Hilary Waldron
ORES Working Paper No. 112 (released October 2015)
Table equivalent for chart. Percentage of newly eligible, fully insured workers claiming retired-worker benefits at age 62, by year (for birth cohorts 1930–1946)
Year at age 65 Men Women
1992 55.41 54.68
1993 56.76 55.94
1994 56.48 56.25
1995 55.49 54.98
1996 55.20 55.58
1997 53.74 54.29
1998 53.17 53.74
1999 53.57 54.39
2000 51.85 53.48
2001 50.69 50.75
2002 48.89 50.79
2003 47.35 49.63
2004 45.47 49.29
2005 43.53 45.90
2006 41.10 44.77
2007 40.20 43.41
2008 41.22 43.70
SOURCE: Social Security Administration data: 1 percent 2008 active Continuous Work History Sample; 1 percent 2010 Master Beneficiary Record; and 1 percent 2009 Numident.
NOTE: Excludes disabled-worker beneficiaries.