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  • Pension Wiseby Charles Blahous

    Hoover Institution Press 2010; US$ 14.99

    Charles Blahous, one of the nation's foremost retirement security experts, explains the origins and dangers of current underfunding in our single-employer defined-benefit pension system and outlines the options for solving the problem and preventing the next taxpayer-financed bailout. He provides a tutorial on the basic workings of pension law, reviews... more...

  • Private Pensions and Public Policiesby William G. Gale; John B. Shoven; Mark J. Warshawsky

    Brookings Institution Press 2004; US$ 28.95

    The private pension system, together with Social Security, has provided millions of Americans with income security in retirement. But over the past thirty years, pension coverage has stagnated, leaving behind some vulnerable groups. Defined contribution plans have exposed workers to greater investment risk, while cash balance and other hybrid plans... more...

  • Reinventing Social Security Worldwideby Vladimir Rys

    Policy Press 2010; US$ 32.95

    In this timely book, the author, with his life-long experience of international social security, advocates reinstating social insurance by reducing the volume of income redistribution, increasing the transparency of money flows and improving citizen information. more...

  • Research Handbook on European Social Security Lawby Frans Pennings; Gijsbert Vonk

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 60.00

    This Handbook encompasses four dimensions of European social security law: social security as a human right, standard setting in social security, the protection of mobile persons and migrants and the global context of European social security law. It pays attention to both EU law and to various instruments of the Council of Europe. In 25 chapters prominent... more...

  • Security Studiesby Christopher W. Hughes; Yew Meng Lai

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 55.95

    This reader brings together key contributions from many of the leading scholars in the field, offering students an informed overview of the most significant work in security studies. The editors chart the development of the key theoretical and empirical debates in security studies in the Cold War and post-Cold War periods, introducing the ideas of... more...

  • Seeking Middle Ground on Social Security Reformby David Koitz

    Hoover Institution Press 2001; US$ 7.99

    This book looks at both the Republican and the Democratic Party plans for Social Security, showing how each confronts significant ideological and political hurdles. David Koitz cuts through the partisan rhetoric that has made social Security one of the most debated programs on the U.S. political scene and looks at both the Republican and the Democratic... more...

  • The Segregated Origins of Social Securityby Mary Poole

    The University of North Carolina Press 2006; US$ 27.99

    The relationship between welfare and racial inequality has long been understood as a fight between liberal and conservative forces. In The Segregated Origins of Social Security , Mary Poole challenges that basic assumption. Meticulously reconstructing the behind-the-scenes politicking that gave birth to the 1935 Social Security Act, Poole demonstrates... more...

  • Social Programs of Swedenby Albert H. Rosenthal

    University of Minnesota Press 1967; US$ 67.50

    In his forward to this book, Marquis Childs, author of the classic work Sweden: The Middle Way, comments: “There has been a great deal of emotional writing about the effort of the labor government in Stockholm to regulate capitalism and provide a decent s more...

  • Tackling Japan's Fiscal Challenges: Strategies to Cope with High Public Debt and Population Agingby Keimeir Kaizuka

    International Monetary Fund 2006; US$ 45.00

    This volume examines how Japan should cope with its daunting fiscal challenges. As the Japanese economy finally emerges from a long period of weak growth and falling prices burdened by record-high public debt, fiscal adjustment has taken center stage in the policy agenda and the public debate. Growing demands on the budget from a rapidly aging society... more...

  • U.S. Development Policy in an Aging Worldby Richard Jackson; Reimar Macaranas; Tobias Peter

    Center for Strategic & International Studies 2013; US$ 43.99

    The demographic transformation sweeping the emerging world has profound implications for U.S. development policy. The challenge is no longer helping countries overcome the obstacles to development posed by high birthrates and rapid population growth, but leveraging the opportunities created by falling birthrates and slowing population growth. more...