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Social insurance. Social security. Pension

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  • Pensions, Labor, and Individual Choiceby David A. Wise

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 45.00

    In recent years a decline in the labor force participation of older workers has combined with rapid current and projected increases in the number of older Americans, producing major policy debates over looming "crises" in social security and, to a lesser extent, in the private pension system. That private system is playing an increasing role in the... more...

  • The Europeanisation of Social Protectionby Jon Kvist; Juho Saari

    Policy Press 2007; US$ 39.95

    Through eleven country studies, this book challenges the common view that social protection is exclusively a national concern with EU social policy fragmented and merely symbolic. more...

  • Social Protection vs. Economic Flexibilityby Rebecca M. Blank

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 45.00

    As the Clinton administration considers major overhauls in health insurance, welfare, and labor market regulation, it is important for economists and policymakers to understand the impact of social and welfare programs on employment rates. This volume explores how programs such as social security, income transfers, and child care in Western Europe,... more...

  • States And Labor Marketsby John Myles

    Temple University Press 2011; US$ 85.50

    During the last decade worries about population aging, increases in national expenditures for the elderly, and the trend toward early retirement have aroused new concerns about the future of old-age security. Myles and Quadagno have assembled a collection of original essays that examine how different countries have responded to these issues. The... more...

  • Risk-Based Supervision of Pension Fundsby Greg Brunner

    World Bank Publications 2008; US$ 19.99

    Risk-Based Supervision of Pension Funds provides a review of the design and experience of risk-based pension fund supervision in countries that have been leaders in the development of these methods. The utilization of risk-based methods originates primarily in the supervision of banks. In recent years it has increasingly been extended to other types... more...

  • Adequacy of Retirement Income after Pension Reforms in Central, Eastern and Southern Europeby Robert Holzmann

    World Bank Publications 2009; US$ 29.99

    The former transition countries of Central, Eastern, and Southern Europe (CESE) inherited defined benefit public pension systems financed on a pay-as-you-go basis. Under central planning, these systems exhibited fiscal strains which worsened during the early years of the transition and became unsustainable under a market economy and projected population... more...

  • Closing the Coverage Gapby Robert Holzmann

    World Bank Publications 2009; US$ 24.99

    Closing the Coverage Gap discusses how social pensions and other retirement income transfers can be used to close the coverage gap of mandatory pension systems. The book is organized in three parts. The first part makes the case for these programs by assessing the extent of the coverage gap around the world and evaluating the vulnerability to poverty... more...

  • Sustainability of Pension Systems in the New EU Member States and Croatiaby Leszek Kasek

    World Bank Publications 2008; US$ 9.99

    This study finds that pension reforms in recent years have improved the efficiency and sustainability of pension systems in the new member states of the European Union and Croatia. However, for many countries, these probably have not gone far enough to ensure long-term sustainability, given the aging of the population. Reforms have included changes... more...

  • Pensions at a Glance 2009by OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2009; US$ 47.00

    Pension and retirement policies have changed dramatically in recent years, as governments have tried to balance the goals of adequate retirement incomes and the long-term financial sustainability of pension systems in the face of population ageing. Pensions at a Glance 2009 provides a consistent framework for comparing pension policies between countries... more...

  • Keeping the Promise of Social Security in Latin Americaby Indermit S. Gill

    World Bank Publications 2004; US$ 24.99

    Empirical analysis of two decades of pioneering pension and social security reform in Latin America and the Caribbean shows that much has been achieved, but that critical challenges remain. In tackling this unfinished agenda, a great deal can be learned from the reform experience of countries in the region. Keeping the Promise, produced by the chief... more...