Social Security Reform
How Various Reform Options Will Affect Latino Retirees
Patricia A. Halliwell, Zachary D. Gassoumis, and Kathleen H. Wilber
Ethel Percy Andrus Gerontology Center,
University of Southern California
Latinos and Economic Security Research Report, Number 2
June 2007


Social Security has substantially improved the economic well-being of millions of Americans, and Latinos are particularly reliant on the program. Unfortunately, the impending retirement of the baby boom generation threatens the long-term viability of Social Security and may weaken the protection that the program offers to elderly Latinos. A number of proposals for reform are currently being debated. This report describes and analyzes these proposals and examines the impact that they will have on Latino retirees as a whole.