Dr. Maya Rockeymoore spoke with Sally Herships from Marketplace about the effect of raising the retirement age for Social Security.

“Those on the lower end, the lower half of the income distribution, their life expectancies have stagnated and some have actually even reversed,” says Maya Rockeymoore, president of consulting firm Global Policy Solutions.

She says forcing people to wait even longer for full benefits would mean the poor get a shorter retirement than the rich.

“When you have people who disproportionately die at younger ages  their contributions to social security actually go to subsidize the retirement of people who are longer lived and higher income,” Rockeymoore says.

Read the article on Marketplace.