Economic and social security: social insurance and other approaches

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Wiley, Mar 29, 1982 - Business & Economics - 608 pages
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The fifth edition of the classic volume on public and private social insurance and related programs now operating in the United States. Thoroughly revised and updated to reflect the 1981 reports of several national commissions and the views of the Reagan administration. New edition features two new chapters on Old Age and Survivors Insurance (Social Security), the first dealing with coverage and benefits, the second with financing and administration. Covers all economic security problems caused by death, old age, poor health, unemployment, poverty, and substandard living conditions, with in-depth analyses of the programs designed to alleviate these conditions. Emphasizes public social insurance and welfare programs.

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Contents

Economic Security in Our Society
1
The Problems of Death and Old Age
29
Coverage and Benefits
56
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C. Arthur Williams, Jr. (PhD, Graduate School of Business, Columbia University) is a professor emeritus of the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. While at the University of Minnesota, Dr. Williams held the Minnesota Industry Chair in Insurance; since his retirement, this chair has been renamed the C. Arthur Williams Insurance Industry Chair. Dr. Williams is widely acclaimed as one of the leading scholars in the field of risk management and insurance. Over his 45 years of academic service, he produced well over 100 publications, including textbooks, technical articles, treatises, and research studies. He was especially productive in the field of workers' compensation, and his 1991 publication An International Comparison of Workers' Compensation earned the 1993 Elizur Wright Award.