Reforming Social Security For Ourselves And Our Posterity

Author: Charles P. Blahous
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275970444
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Presents both the policy and political contexts of the Social Security reform debate. Contends that Social Security is ill-equipped to withstand the effects of an aging population and will impose excessive tax burdens on future Americans unless its course is changed. Provides instances of proposals

Rethinking Pension Reform

Author: Franco Modigliani
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521834117
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This book presents perspectives on managing pension funds and clarifies the international debate on social security.

Social Security And Its Discontents

Author: Michael Tanner
Publisher: Cato Institute
ISBN: 9781930865556
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For more than 25 years the Cato Institute has led the debate for Social Security reform, arguing that the program is fundamentally flawed and calling for greater freedom and choice for working Americans. Social Security and Its Discontents represents the best of Cato's publications on the issue. It includes essays by the nation's top economists and Social Security experts, discussing Social Security's finances; the urgent need for reform; how the program treats women, minorities, and low-income workers; and the options for reform.

Aarp America S Largest Interest Group And Its Impact

Author: Christine L. Day
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440834113
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This examination of the history, development, activities, successes, and limitations of the largest membership organization in the country will be of interest to anyone who belongs to or is curious about this sometimes-controversial group. • Examines AARP's growth from small service organization to a political powerhouse • Scrutinizes the relationship between AARP's political activities and its commercial enterprises • Explains how AARP has become a major player in Washington, even without a PAC for campaign contributions • Explores AARP's moderating influence in an increasingly polarized political landscape, despite political attacks from both right and left • Looks at the role of incentives and local chapters in recruiting and mobilizing the organization's massive membership base • Provides an up-to-date account of AARP's political activities in the wake of its support for the Affordable Care Act

A Prelude To The Welfare State

Author: Price V. Fishback
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226251640
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Workers' compensation was arguably the first widespread social insurance program in the United States and the most successful form of labor legislation to emerge from the early Progressive Movement. Adopted in most states between 1910 and 1920, workers' compensation laws have been paving seen as the way for social security, Medicare, unemployment insurance, and eventually the broad network of social welfare programs we have today. In this highly original and persuasive work, Price V. Fishback and Shawn Everett Kantor challenge widespread historical perceptions, arguing that, rather than being an early progressive victory, workers' compensation succeeded because all relevant parties—labor and management, insurance companies, lawyers, and legislators—benefited from the legislation. Thorough, rigorous, and convincing, A Prelude to the Welfare State: The Origins of Workers' Compensation is a major reappraisal of the causes and consequences of a movement that ultimately transformed the nature of social insurance and the American workplace.

Encyclopedia Of Gerontology

Author: James E. Birren
Publisher: Academic Pr
ISBN: 9780123705303
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Since the first edition, the research literature on aging continues to expand rapidly, reflecting both the rising interest of the scientific community and also the needs of a growing older population. In the year 1900, persons over 65 years of age were the smallest portion of developed societies. Today they are emerging as the largest. Aging is a complex process of change involving influences of a biological, behavioral, social, and environmental nature, all of which are explored in the context of this encyclopedia. The second edition includes all new articles and wholly new coverage of topics that have seen research advances. Also available online via ScienceDirect (2006) - featuring extensive browsing, searching, and internal cross-referencing between articles in the work, plus dynamic linking to journal articles and abstract databases, making navigation flexible and easy. For more information, pricing options and availability visit www.info.sciencedirect.com. >Organized alphabetically by article title >Consolidates and summarizes pertinent findings while providing additional readings >Breadth of coverage spans biology, psychology, social science, health science, and humanities >Every article contains a definition paragraph and a glossary of unfamiliar terms >Fully cross-referenced and contains a complete subject index >Online availability via ScienceDirect

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