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How Well Are Social Security Recipients Protected from Inflation?

Gopi Shah Goda, John B. Shoven, and Sita Nataraj Slavov

in Investigations in the Economics of Aging

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226903132
eISBN:
9780226903163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226903163.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter, which examines how well Social Security recipients are protected from inflation, shows that Social Security benefits may not be as safe from inflation as is commonly believed. Because ... More


Are the Elderly Really Over-Annuitized?: New Evidence on Life Insurance and Bequests

Jeffrey R. Brown (ed.)

in Themes in the Economics of Aging

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226902845
eISBN:
9780226903330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226903330.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter reexamines the annuity offset model using more recent and better data than were available for the original empirical tests. The four empirical implications of the model tested are: that ... More


Rewriting the contract? Conditionality, welfare reform and the rights and responsibilities of disabled people

Peter Dwyer

in Social Policy in an Era of Competition: From Global to Local Perspectives

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781447326274
eISBN:
9781447326328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447326274.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter focuses on the rights and responsibilities of disabled people in the UK and the ways in which their rights to work and social security benefits have been subject to contestation and ... More


New Labour and information

Penny Leonard

in Promoting welfare?: Government information policy and social citizenship

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861344885
eISBN:
9781447303091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861344885.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter shows the ambiguity of New Labour policies, which is reflected in its information provision for social security benefits. It determines that policy making itself is the result of ... More


Case study B: Means-tested benefits for older people

Penny Leonard

in Promoting welfare?: Government information policy and social citizenship

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861344885
eISBN:
9781447303091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861344885.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter presents another case study that analyses the government policies to inform older people of their rights to means-tested benefits. It first describes briefly the social security benefits ... More


* The Forfeiture Act 1982: A Case Study of the Private Member’s Bill as an Instrument of Law Reform

STEPHEN CRETNEY

in Law, Law Reform and the Family

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198268710
eISBN:
9780191683565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198268710.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Family Law

The Forfeiture Act 1982 originated in concern about a rule of law which seemed to have the effect that a woman who, under the grossest provocation, killed her husband would be disqualified from the ... More


Employees' Pension Benefits and the Labor Supply of Older Japanese Workers, 1980s–1990s

Yukiko Abe

in Aging Issues in the United States and Japan

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226620817
eISBN:
9780226620831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226620831.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

The Japanese government has instituted several modifications to the pension system to cope with the country's rapidly aging population. For example, whereas full social security benefits used to ... More


Democracy and welfare: Thomas Paine (1737–1809)

Vic George

in Major thinkers in welfare: Contemporary issues in historical perspective

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847427069
eISBN:
9781447302728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427069.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter studies Thomas Paine, who was the first major figure to argue for a rather comprehensive system of social security benefits to prevent and alleviate poverty. As a result, he has been ... More


Optimum Delayed Retirement Credit

Eytan Sheshinski

in Pension Strategies in Europe and the United States

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262062725
eISBN:
9780262272575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262062725.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter discusses how benefits vary with the age of retirement beyond the earliest eligibility age, including how retiring ahead of the normal retirement age reduces benefits by a certain ... More


Developments in the Economics of Aging

David A. Wise (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226903354
eISBN:
9780226903361
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226903361.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The number of Americans eligible to receive Social Security benefits will increase from forty-five million to nearly eighty million in the next twenty years. Retirement systems must therefore adapt ... More


The Policy Context

Rajesh Raj S.N. and Kunal Sen

in Out of the Shadows?: The Informal Sector in Post-reform India

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199460847
eISBN:
9780199086870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199460847.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The contribution of small firms in employment and earnings has been a significant concern for policymakers in developing countries. Many policy instruments have been employed to promote the growth of ... More


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