Areas of Expertise & Civic Involvements
Kingson’s scholarship examines the politics, economics and value choices related to population aging; Social Security politics and policy; generational justice and equity; the diversity of the baby boom cohorts; and the distributional effects of changes in retirement age. He is a founding board member of the National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI), a 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 for the Preservation Social Security and Medicare Foundation. Kingson served as policy advisor to two presidential commissions – the 1982-3 National Commission on Social Security Reform and the 1994 Bipartisan Commission on Entitlement and Tax Reform. An active volunteer on the Obama Campaign’s Retirement Security Policy Advisory Committee beginning in July 2007, he later served on the advisory committee to the Social Security Administration’s transition team. He directed the Emerging Issues in Aging Program of the Gerontological Society of America (1984-5).
Kingson has made National TV appearances on CNN, Fox News and MSNBC and participated in many radio interviews in the past few years. A selection of his most recent OpEds include:
Talks and Briefings
Kingson has given talks at the annual meetings of The Gerontological Society of America on Social Security policymaking, retirement age research, and the diversity of the Baby Boom cohort. He has given many more presentations over the past few years on Social Security, the Deficit Commission, Medicare, and more before local, regional and national advocacy organizations. He has also given testimony before the U.S. Senate: