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- 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...
- Princeton University Press 2008; US$ 29.95
A crisis is looming for baby boomers and anyone else who hopes to retire in the coming years. In When I'm Sixty-Four , Teresa Ghilarducci, the nation's leading authority on the economics of retirement, explains how to confront this crisis head-on, revealing the causes behind the increasingly precarious economics of old age in America and proposing... more...
- 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...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2001; US$ 61.00
This landmark study of the material well-being of older people in nine OECD countries -- Canada, Finland, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States -- uses a wealth of new data to shed light on the challenges that face policy-makers as they anticipate the coming retirement of the baby-boom generation.... more...
- Encounter Books 2010; US$ 5.99
Women are riding out the recession more easily than men, with a lower unemployment rate and a higher percentage attaining high school diplomas and Bachelor and Master degrees. Yet President Obama and Congress, responding to fierce feminist lobbying, propose to expand preferences for women in both education and hiring. Whereas original feminists portrayed... more...
- Bernan Press 2009; US$ 59.99
The Bernan Press edition of the Social Security Handbook: Overview of Social Security Programs, 2009 contains information about the benefit programs administered by the Social Security Administration. The Handbook includes the provisions of the Social Security Act (the Act), Code of Federal Regulations sections issued under the Act (Title 20, Chapter... more...
- Wiley 2012; US$ 36.95
This book illuminates the politics and policy of the current struggle over Social Security in light of the program's compelling history and ingenious structure. After a brief introduction describing the dramatic response of the Social Security Administration to the 9/11 terrorist attack, the book recounts Social Security???s lively history. Although... more...
- Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 31.95
Some groups participate in politics more than others. Why? And does it matter for policy outcomes? In this richly detailed and fluidly written book, Andrea Campbell argues that democratic participation and public policy powerfully reinforce each other. Through a case study of senior citizens in the United States and their political activity around... more...