Professor of social work, Eric Kingson, co-authored a Huffington Post piece about the importance of Social Security and the significance of that message in President Obama’s inauguration speech. He is the founding co-director of Social Security Works, an organization that launched and staffs the Strengthen Social Security Campaign.
Kingson’s scholarship examines the politics and economics of population aging, Social Security policy, Baby Boomers and cross-generational obligations. His research also examines the distributional effects of changes in retirement age. A founding board member of the National Academy of Social Insurance, he is past-chair of the Social Research, Policy and Practice section of the Gerontological Society of America and a member of the board of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare.
In February 2013, Eric Kingson also presented “The Changed Politics of Social Security: Who’s At Risk and What Needs to Be Done” at the Florida State University Claude Pepper Center.