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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


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


How Did We Get Here?

Charles D. Ellis, Alicia H. Munnell, and Andrew D. Eschtruth

in Falling Short: The Coming Retirement Crisis and What to Do About It

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780190218898
eISBN:
9780190218928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190218898.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter discusses the development of the current retirement system in the United States, which can be traced back to the nineteenth century with the emergence of the notion of retirement. It ... More


Introduction

Charles D. Ellis, Alicia H. Munnell, and Andrew D. Eschtruth

in Falling Short: The Coming Retirement Crisis and What to Do About It

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780190218898
eISBN:
9780190218928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190218898.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This introductory chapter sets out the book’s purpose, which is to draw attention to the impending retirement crisis in the United States. Increasing income needs, brought about by longer lifespans ... More


Pension Security Bonds: A New Plan to Address the State Pension Crisis

Joshua Rauh and Robert Novy-Marx

in The Economists' Voice 2.0: The Financial Crisis, Health Care Reform, and More

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160155
eISBN:
9780231504324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160155.003.0026
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter argues that the federal government should be concerned about state pension liabilities. In the absence of fundamental reform, some large state pension funds may not last through the ... More


The Virtues of Personal Accounts for Social Security

Edward P. Lazear

in The Economists' Voice: Top Economists Take On Today's Problems

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231143653
eISBN:
9780231527866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231143653.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter argues that much of the debate on the establishment of private accounts for retirement benefits has missed the main issues. Some proponents argue that recipients will earn higher returns ... More


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