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Redefining Traditional Plans: Variations and Developments in Public Employee Retirement Plan Design

Keith Brainard

in The Future of Public Employee Retirement Systems

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199573349
eISBN:
9780191721946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573349.003.0012
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management, Pensions and Pension Management

Retiree benefits for US employees of state and local governments have been traditionally paid via defined benefit (DB) plans, but this arrangement has been neither monolithic nor static. This chapter ... More


Chapter Chapter Older Workers: Employment and Retirement Trends

Patrick Purcell

in Reinventing the Retirement Paradigm

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199284603
eISBN:
9780191603013
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199284601.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter begins by describing the aging of the US population and it summarizes historical data on older workers' labour force participation. It then considers information on older persons' ... More


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


Global Finance and German Accounting Rules

Gordon L. Clark

in European Pensions & Global Finance

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199253647
eISBN:
9780191719752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253647.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Pensions and Pension Management

Like France and Italy, Germany will be severely affected by an ageing population and the underfunding of social insurance and related retirement benefits. While there is considerable pride in Otto ... More


Understanding the Social Security Act: The Foundation of Social Welfare for America in the Twenty-First Century

Andrew Dobelstein

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195366891
eISBN:
9780199894208
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195366891.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

America's social welfare commitments, including retirement and disability payments, unemployment insurance, Medicare and Medicaid, the State Child Health Insurance Program, Supplemental Security ... 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


Divorce, Women's Earnings, and Retirement over the Life Course

Kenneth A. Couch, Christopher R. Tamborini, Gayle L. Reznik, and John W. R. Phillips

in Lifecycle Events and Their Consequences: Job Loss, Family Change, and Declines in Health

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780804785853
eISBN:
9780804786430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785853.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

The authors of this chapter examine the impact of divorce and remarriage on labor supply and Social Security retirement benefits among women. The results show that women who divorce and never remarry ... More


Tax Benefits and Benefit Taxes

Sylvester J. Schieber

in The Predictable Surprise: Unraveling the U.S. Retirement System

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199890958
eISBN:
9780190261382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199890958.003.0024
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter examines issues regarding the distribution and costs of Social Security benefits. Since the passage of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), much of the policy dialogue ... 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


Career and Work Performance

Maureen Duffy and Len Sperry

in Mobbing: Causes, Consequences, and Solutions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195380019
eISBN:
9780199932764
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380019.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter discusses the impact of workplace mobbing on job performance. How mobbing can result in voluntary or involuntary loss of employment with associated losses of health and retirement ... More


Public Pensions: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Sylvester J. Schieber

in The Predictable Surprise: Unraveling the U.S. Retirement System

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199890958
eISBN:
9780190261382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199890958.003.0020
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter examines issues surrounding retirement plans for workers from the public sector. The retirement benefits of public-sector workers account for a disproportionately large share of the ... More


Some Good News … or Not

Sylvester J. Schieber

in The Predictable Surprise: Unraveling the U.S. Retirement System

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199890958
eISBN:
9780190261382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199890958.003.0017
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter examines issues concerning employer-sponsored pension plans. By the late twentieth century, the employer-sponsored retirement system was becoming an increasingly larger slice of the ... 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


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


We’ve Killed the Goose, Let’s Gild the Eggs

Sylvester J. Schieber

in The Predictable Surprise: Unraveling the U.S. Retirement System

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199890958
eISBN:
9780190261382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199890958.003.0023
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter examines concerns about what workers do with their participant-directed retirement savings plans. While recent restructuring has made defined contribution plans considerably more ... More


End Game: A Gold Watch, Pat on the Back, and More

Sylvester J. Schieber

in The Predictable Surprise: Unraveling the U.S. Retirement System

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199890958
eISBN:
9780190261382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199890958.003.0022
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter examines the policy debates over Social Security retirement benefits and concerns about the economic security of retirees. It first considers the extent of retirement income security ... 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


Securing the Social Security Foundation

Sylvester J. Schieber

in The Predictable Surprise: Unraveling the U.S. Retirement System

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199890958
eISBN:
9780190261382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199890958.003.0027
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter examines some of the thematic and component recommendations in existing proposals to strengthen the Social Security foundation, with particular emphasis on those that have been recently ... More


Remembering the Future

Sylvester J. Schieber

in The Predictable Surprise: Unraveling the U.S. Retirement System

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199890958
eISBN:
9780190261382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199890958.003.0029
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter looks at the future prospects for the U.S. retirement system. Many people today credit President Franklin D. Roosevelt for the tremendous success that Social Security has wrought in ... More


ERISA: The Transition to a New Regulatory Regime

Sylvester J. Schieber

in The Predictable Surprise: Unraveling the U.S. Retirement System

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199890958
eISBN:
9780190261382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199890958.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter looks at the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), a piece of legislation that dramatically refocused federal oversight of employer-sponsored pension plans. The overall intent ... More


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