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SSASIM input table BDYN_RI

Contains description of dynamic time-pattern of various parameters that determine rate of beneficiary flow on and off OASI program as well as average benefit levels for new beneficiaries. All the parameters in this and child tables affect only the CBA mode of operation.

Parent table is: BEN_RI

Child table is: RBEN_RI

Child table is: INCR_RI

Child table is: DECR_RI

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SSASIM:   BDYN_RI . id
Identifies id of rows that contain specification of time pattern of parameters that determine OASI beneficiary flows and initial benefit levels, consisting of several foreign keys pointing to rows in child tables and a few structural parameters. Typically, table contains several rows with the same id and different year values so that benefit parameter dynamics can be represented.

Valid values: 1 to 999999999 (nine digits), Integer

Source code: ben_ri.h and ben_ri.cpp

SSASIM:   BDYN_RI . notes
Describes specification of table row in free-form note.

Valid values: any ASCII text (Note: do not copy and paste from a word processor because of the possibility of embedded non-ASCII characters.)

Source code: notes are not read by the model

SSASIM:   BDYN_RI . cal_year
Specifies calendar year for which the parameters specified on this row are in effect. Values of parameters are calculated by linear interpolation for years in between years for which parameters are specified with non-zero foreign-key id values or valid scalar values. Values of parameters are calculated by simple extrapolation of last values for years beyond the last year for which parameter values are specified.

Valid values: RUN.year_zero to (RUN.year_zero+RUN.num_years), Integer

Source code: ben_ri.h and ben_ri.cpp

SSASIM:   BDYN_RI . rben_ri_id
Specifies foreign-key id value that points to rows in RBEN_RI table that contain relative initial OASI benefit levels by age and gender for simulation year specified on this row. A value of zero indicates that no rows in child table are read for this year, and hence, no parameters of this type are specified for this year.

Valid values: 0 to 999999999 (nine digits), Integer

Source code: ben_ri.h and ben_ri.cpp

SSASIM:   BDYN_RI . di_ben_red
Specifies percentage (not decimal) reduction rate applied to DI benefits converted to OASI program for simulation year specified on this row. Note that this reduction is applied only in the CBA mode of the macro model of program finances, and therefore, not in the OLC, ECI, or RCS modes of operation.

Valid values: 0.0 to 100.0, Real

Source code: ben_ri.h and ben_ri.cpp

SSASIM:   BDYN_RI . incr_ri_id
Specifies foreign-key id value that points to rows in INCR_RI table that contain age and gender specific increment rates (or Markov transition probabilities of moving onto OASI program) for simulation year specified on this row. A value of zero indicates that no rows in child table are read for this year, and hence, no parameters of this type are specified for this year.

Valid values: 0 to 999999999 (nine digits), Integer

Source code: ben_ri.h and ben_ri.cpp

SSASIM:   BDYN_RI . decr_ri_id
Specifies foreign-key id value that points to rows in DECR_RI table that contain age and gender specific decrement rates (or Markov transition probabilities of moving off OASI program) for simulation year specified on this row. A value of zero indicates that no rows in child table are read for this year, and hence, no parameters of this type are specified for this year.

Valid values: 0 to 999999999 (nine digits), Integer

Source code: ben_ri.h and ben_ri.cpp

SSASIM:   BDYN_RI . f_benadj_r
Specifies female post-entitlement average benefit adjustment rate, which is expressed in percent per year. This rate is applied to the average benefit level of females to reflect the fact that differential mortality rates and earnings during post-entitlement years cause average benefit level to rise somewhat.

Valid values: 0.0 to 1000.0, Real

Source code: ben_ri.h and ben_ri.cpp

SSASIM:   BDYN_RI . m_benadj_r
Specifies male post-entitlement average benefit adjustment rate, which is expressed in percent per year. This rate is applied to the average benefit level of males to reflect the fact that differential mortality rates and earnings during post-entitlement years cause average benefit level to rise somewhat.

Valid values: 0.0 to 1000.0, Real

Source code: ben_ri.h and ben_ri.cpp