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Prospects for Social Security Reform

Mitchell, Olivia S.; Myers, Robert J.; Young, Howard, eds.

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ISBN 10: 0812234790 / ISBN 13: 9780812234794
Published by University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia., 1999
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8vo, hardcover. NEW in dust jacket. Bright, crisp & clean, unread; dj glossy. Mild smudging to text-block edge from storage. x, 413 p. Sponsored by the Pension Research Council, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Bookseller Inventory # 1060301.24

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Title: Prospects for Social Security Reform

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia.

Publication Date: 1999

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

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The United States social security system is the nation's largest social insurance program. As such, it has a far-reaching impact throughout the economy, influencing not only old-age economic security but also many behaviors, including corporate employment policy, retirement patterns, and personal saving. In the past, the system's universal coverage and generous benefits ensured popular support to a degree enjoyed by no other form of "big government" social spending.

Yet over two-thirds of all Americans today believe that the social security system will face bankruptcy by the time they retire. The question of social security reform—how to reform the system or whether the system needs reform at all—is the subject of heated debate at all levels of government, in the media, and among workers, pensioners, and employers.

Prospects for Social Security Reform informs the debate by exploring why the system is at a crossroads today and what to do about it. Contributors detail the size and nature of the problem, explain views of key "stakeholders" regarding reform options, and report new evidence on how reform might affect the economy. Research findings and public opinion polls are analyzed, as are lessons from other countries experimenting with new ways to deliver old-age benefit promises.

No other volume includes as diverse and expert a set of perspectives on reform and privatization as those gathered here from economists, actuaries, employers, investment managers, and representatives of organized labor. Among its chapters is the path-breaking study "Social Security Money's Worth," the 1999 winner of the TIAA-CREF's Paul A. Samuelson Award for Outstanding Scholarly Writing on Lifelong Financial Security.

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Olivia S. Mitchell is Executive Director of the Pension Research Council and Professor of Insurance and Risk Management at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Robert J. Myers is a Special Consultant to the Social Security Division of William M. Mercer, Inc. and former Chief Actuary of the Social Security System. Howard Young is a former Special Consultant to the President of the United Auto Workers Union and former Adjunct Professor of Mathematics at the University of Michigan.

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