January 03, 2005
Flawed actuarial data threatens pensions
Unrealistically short life expectancy projections for U.S. residents are about to make Social Security's financial problems even worse. "Life expectancy will make a very big difference in the fiscal viability of Social Security, but the agency's projections of longevity appear too conservative," said demographer Samuel H. Preston of the University of Pennsylvania.
Posted by Tom Troceen