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The Risk of Social Security Benefit-Rule Changes: Some International Evidence

John McHale

in Risk Aspects of Investment-Based Social Security Reform

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226092553
eISBN:
9780226092560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226092560.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

Issues of risk are receiving a lot of attention in the debate over the relative merits of investment-based and pay-as-you-go social security systems. An important source of risk associated with these ... More


Micro-Modeling of Retirement in Belgium

Arnaud Dellis, Raphaël Desmet, Alain Jousten, and Sergio Perelman

in Social Security Programs and Retirement around the World: Micro-Estimation

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226310183
eISBN:
9780226309989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226309989.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

The widespread use of various early retirement programs makes Belgium the country with the lowest average retirement age in the Western world, which is approximately fifty-seven years old for men. ... More


Social Security Programs and Retirement around the World: Fiscal Implications of Reform

Jonathan Gruber and David A. Wise (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226310176
eISBN:
9780226310008
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226310008.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

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 ... More


Argentina

Estelle James, Alejandra Cox Edwards, and Rebeca Wong

in The Gender Impact of Social Security Reform

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226392004
eISBN:
9780226392028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226392028.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The old Argentinean social security system was in serious trouble before its reform. Besides the long-term problem of rising costs due to population aging, a deficit existed even in the short run ... More


Introduction

David A. Wise

in Labor Markets and Firm Benefit Policies in Japan and the United States

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226620947
eISBN:
9780226620954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226620954.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This is the fourth in a series of Japan Center for Economic Research-National Bureau of Economic Research volumes dealing with population aging, economic systems, and economic behavior in the United ... More


Asset Allocation and Risk Allocation: Can Social Security Improve Its Future Solvency Problem by Investing in Private Securities?

Thomas E. MaCurdy and John B. Shoven

in Risk Aspects of Investment-Based Social Security Reform

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226092553
eISBN:
9780226092560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226092560.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

Policy makers widely accept that social security faces a long-run solvency problem. The social security trustees publish a seventy-five-year forecast of the Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability ... More


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