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  • The Empire of Security and the Safety of the Peopleby William Bain

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    This is an accessible new examination of what ?security? means today, contextualizing the term amongst other key ideas, such as the nation state, diplomacy, war and autonomy. By exploring the many differing conceptions of security, this study clearly explains how the idea of security in world affairs can be understood in relation to other ideas... more...

  • Income-Tested Transfer Programsby Irwin Garfinkel

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 93.95

    Income Tested Transfer Programs: The Case for and Against covers the proceedings of the 1979 conference of leading scientists, sponsored by the Institute for Research on Poverty. The contributors consider the contribution of social science knowledge and analysis in settling the arguments in the debate about the merits of income testing in transfer... more...

  • Expand Social Security Now!by Steven Hill

    Beacon Press 2016; US$ 15.00

    Why Social Security is not only sustainable but should be substantially expanded Social Security is bankrupting us. It?s outdated. It?s a Ponzi scheme. It?s stealing from young people. These are some of the biggest lies about one of the most popular and successful programs in our nation?s history. Three-quarters of Americans depend heavily on Social... more...

  • Challenges to the Swedish Welfare Stateby Desmond Lachman

    International Monetary Fund 1995; US$ 7.50

    Sweden's economy in the early 1990s has been characterized by a deep recession, high unemployment, a ballooning public sector budgete deficit, and a decline in the value of the currency- developments that have raised questions about the country's capacity to sustain its comprehensive welfare state. This study provides an analysis of recent economic... more...

  • Are Europe's Social Security Finances Compatible with EMU?by George Kopits

    International Monetary Fund 1997; US$ 5.00

    Pursuant to the Treaty of Maastricht, members of the European Union (EU) intend to participate in the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU), in part through convergence toward specified limits on the overall deficit and gross debt of general government. The paper argues that in several EU members, the financial imbalance of social security institutions... more...

  • Economic Transition and Social Protection-Issues and Agenda for Reformby Sanjeev Gupta

    International Monetary Fund 1998; US$ 5.00

    This paper briefly describes the factors constraining the social protection policies in the Baltics, Russia, and other countries of the former Soviet Union (BRO). The analysis considers public spending in social programs, including generalized subsidies for goods and consumer services, pensions, unemployment-related and social benefits, and education... more...

  • Would Saving U.S. Social Security Raise National Saving?by Jan Walliser

    International Monetary Fund 1999; US$ 5.00

    Analysts agree that raising national saving is one of the key objectives of social security reform in the United States. Hence, to judge the merits of proposals requires a comparison of saving responses. The paper outlines the difficulties involved in making those comparisons, which arise from the unsustainability of the current social security system... more...

  • Finance & Development, June 2011by International Monetary Fund

    International Monetary Fund 2011; US$ 4.00

    'Wising Up to the Costs of Aging' looks at how falling fertility and rising life expectancy have combined to threaten the ability of many countries to provide a decent standard of living for the old without imposing a crushing burden on the young. In our lead article, Ronald Lee and Andrew Mason say that while population aging in rich industrial countries... more...

  • Finance & Development, September 2006by International Monetary Fund

    International Monetary Fund 2006; US$ 5.00

    The Economics of Demographics provides a detailed look at how the biggest demographic upheaval in history is affecting global development. The issue explores demographic change and the effects of population aging from a variety of angles, including pensions, health care, financial markets, and migration, and looks specifically at the impact in Europe... more...

  • Social Security Programs and Retirement around the Worldby David A. Wise

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 104.00

    Even as life expectancy in many countries has continued to increase, social security and similar government programs can provide strong incentives for workers to leave the labor force when they reach the age of eligibility for benefits. Disability insurance programs can also play a significant role in the departure of older workers from the labor... more...