Research and Analysis by Herman F. Grundmann

The Influence of OASDI and SSI Payments on the Poverty Status of Families With Children
from Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 58 No. 3 (released July 1995)
by John R. Kearney, Herman F. Grundmann, and Salvatore J. Gallicchio

This is the second of two articles on the effects of Old-Age Disability Insurance (OASDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments on the poverty status of children. Based primarily on a data file from the 1990 SIPP matched with Social Security Administration (SSA) administrative records, the principal findings in the article are that: (1) the families of children who were entitled to survivors benefits, and in particular those families in which the surviving parent was remarried, were much less likely to have income below the poverty threshold than other families with children who received OASDI benefits; (2) families with a child eligible for SSI payments, and headed by a single adult, received considerably less income from earnings, and had less income overall, than other families with children that received SSI payments; and (3) the primary reason that some families who received OASDI and SSI benefits remained in poverty was the absence of any employed family member.

The Influence of Social Security Benefits and SSI Payments on the Poverty Status of Children
from Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 57 No. 2 (released April 1994)
by John R. Kearney, Herman F. Grundmann, and Salvatore J. Gallicchio

Adult Assistance Programs Under the Social Security Act
from Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 48 No. 10 (released October 1985)
by Herman F. Grundmann

Social Security Beneficiaries Receiving SSI Payments
from Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 42 No. 8 (released August 1979)
by Herman F. Grundmann