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Social Security

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  • Grounding Securityby Carol Weisbrod

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2007; US$ 140.00

    In examining mechanisms currently conceived as affording security, Weisbrod considers both emotional and financial components – such as the role of the family and insurance. The book also explores the use of state power in its provision of security for in more...

  • Conflict and Developmentby Roger MacGinty; Andrew Williams

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 52.95

    This valuable introductory text explains reviews and critically evaluates the complex relationship between conflict and development. It draws on contemporary theoretical debates and examines current policies and events, using case studies from Africa, the Balkans, Asia and the Middle East. more...

  • Risk Aspects of Investment-Based Social Security Reformby John Y. Campbell; Martin Feldstein

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 45.00

    Our current social security system operates on a pay-as-you-go basis; benefits are paid almost entirely out of current revenues. As the ratio of retirees to taxpayers increases, concern about the high costs of providing benefits in a pay-as-you-go system has led economists to explore other options. One involves "prefunding," in which a person's withholdings... more...

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

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 45.00

    The future of Social Security is troubled, both in the United States and in most other developed countries with aging populations. As improvements in health care and changes in life styles enable retirees to live longer than ever before, the stress on national budgets will increase substantially. In Social Security Programs and Retirement around... more...

  • Constructing a Security Community in Southeast Asiaby Amitav Acharya

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 50.95

    This second edition of Constructing a Security Community in Southeast Asia  brings the excellent framework from Acharya's first edition up-to-date, looking at ASEAN's comprehensive and critical account of the evolution of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) norms and the viability of the ASEAN way of conflict management. more...

  • Social Policy and Poverty in East Asiaby James Midgley; Kwong Leung Tang

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 49.95

    This book looks at the role of social policy, particularly social security, in addressing the ongoing challenge of poverty in East Asia despite the region?s spectacular experience of economic growth in decent decades. more...

  • Social Insurance and Social Justiceby Dr. Leah Rogne; Dr. Carroll Estes; Dr. Brian Grossman

    Springer Publishing Company 2009; US$ 69.00

    "[W]e must tell the story of how social insurance programs have assured basic economic and health security for millions of Americans .This book is a must-read for anyone who cares about these goals.". -From the Foreword by Barbara Kennelly. President and CEO,. National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare. This politically charged,... more...

  • Social Security Pension Reform in Europeby Martin Feldstein; Horst Siebert

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 45.00

    Social Security in the United States and in Europe is at a critical juncture. Through the essays assembled in Social Security Pension Reform in Europe , Martin Feldstein and Horst Siebert, along with a number of distinguished contributors, discuss the challenges facing Social Security reform in the aging societies of Europe. A remarkable range of... more...

  • Social Security Policy in a Changing Environmentby Jeffrey R. Brown; Jeffrey B. Liebman; David A. Wise

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 45.00

    Social Security Policy in a Changing Environment analyzes the changing economic and demographic environment in which social insurance programs that benefit elderly households will operate.  It also explores how these ongoing trends will affect future beneficiaries, under both the current social security program and potential reform options. ... more...

  • Social Securityby Jagadeesh Gokhale

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 44.00

    Many of us suspect that Social Security faces eventual bankruptcy. But the government projects its future finances using long outdated methods. Employing a more up-to-date approach, Jagadeesh Gokhale here argues that the program faces insolvency far sooner than previously thought. To assess Social Security’s fate more accurately under current... more...