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  • Social Security Programs and Retirement around the Worldby David A. Wise; Courtney Coile; Kevin Milligan

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 130.00

    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...

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

    Brookings Institution Press 2004; US$ 28.99

    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...

  • Uncharted Watersby Kenneth S Apfel; Michael J. Graetz

    Brookings Institution Press 2005; US$ 29.99

    In the debate over Social Security reform, most of the work on individual accounts has focused on how individuals would save and manage those accounts during their working lives. Uncharted Waters goes further and addresses the often neglected questions about how and under what circumstances funds could be withdrawn from these accounts. In Uncharted... 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...

  • Conflict and Developmentby Roger Mac Ginty; Andrew Williams

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 52.95

    In the five years since the first edition of Conflict and Development was published the awareness of the relationship between conflicts and development has grown exponentially. Developmental factors can act as a trigger for violence, as well as for ending violence and for triggering post-conflict reconstruction. The book explores the complexity... more...

  • Sustainability and Equity Challengesby Mariusz Jarmuzek; Najla Nakhle

    International Monetary Fund 2016; US$ 9.00

    Reform of Lebanon?s pension system is indispensable. The country already faces fiscalsustainability risks, which will be compounded in the future by significantly higher pensionrelatedspending and liabilities, mainly reflecting adverse demographics. In addition tosustainability issues, the pension system also suffers from equity shortcomings?Lebanonis... more...

  • Absent Citizensby Michael J. Prince

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2009; US$ 26.95

    Drawing together elements from feminist studies, political science, public administration, sociology, and urban studies, Michael J. Prince examines mechanisms of exclusion and inclusion, public attitudes on disability, and policy-making processes in the context of disability. more...

  • Falling Shortby Charles D. Ellis; Alicia H. Munnell; Andrew D. Eschtruth

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 17.99 US$ 16.19

    The United States faces a serious retirement challenge. Many of today's workers will lack the resources to retire at traditional ages and maintain their pre-retirement standard of living. Falling Short explains how to meet the challenge, through both individual and collective actions to work longer and save more. more...

  • Human Securityby Shahrbanou Tadjbakhsh; Anuradha Chenoy

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 53.95

    This book, now available in paperback, traces the key evolutions in the development of the concept of human security, the various definitions and critiques, how it relates to other concepts, and what it implies for polities, politics, and policy. Human security is an important subject for the whole world, in particular Asia, as it deals with interactions... more...

  • The Political Economy of Global Securityby Heikki Patomäki

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    What are the possibilities for and conditions of global security in the 21 st century? This book provides an innovative study of future wars, crises and transformations of the global political economy. It brings together economic theory, political economy, peace and conflict research, philosophy and historical analogy to explore alternatives for... more...