Social Security in the 21st Century

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Oxford University Press, 1997 - Political Science - 313 pages
Social Security has proved to be one of the most successful programmes in the USA. Despite this success, the design of the programme reflects yesterday's needs and it cannot survive into the 21st century without significant reforms. This handbook offers an introduction to the basic economic, demographic, and political aspects of social security, and addresses issues such as intergenerational equity, gender discrimination, and the future of entitlement programmes in a time of reduced government spending. It is aimed at scholars and students of sociology and public policy.
 

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Contents

THE SOCIAL INSURANCE APPROACH
3
THE HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT OF SOCIAL SECURITY
22
SHOULD SOCIAL SECURITY BE MEANSTESTED?
41
ARE SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS TOO HIGH OR
62
ARE RETURNS ON PAYROLL TAXES FAIR?
76
SOCIAL SECURITY AND THE ECONOMIC SECURITY
91
DISABILITY
105
DOES SOCIAL SECURITY DISCOURAGE WORK? 127
127
ANOTHER VIEW
219
ANOTHER VIEW
225
INSTITUTIONAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE ISSUES
231
SOCIAL SECURITY IN THE 21ST CENTURY
241
BRIDGING THE CENTURIES
259
References
295
Index
307
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