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Labor Force Participation of the Elderly in Japan

Takashi Oshio, Emiko Usui, and Satoshi Shimizutani

in Social Security Programs and Retirement around the World: Working Longer

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226619293
eISBN:
9780226619323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226619323.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Japan experienced increases in labor force participation (LFP) of the elderly in recent years, as have other advanced countries. In the present study, we overview the employment trend of the elderly ... More


Public Action for Social Security: Foundations and Strategy

Jean Drèze and Amartya Sen

in Social Security in Developing Countries

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198233008
eISBN:
9780191678967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198233008.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter discusses the nature of well being and deprivation, and tries to characterize the focus variables underlying the analysis of social security. It deals with the normative foundations of ... More


Social Security Programs and Retirement around the World: Historical Trends in Mortality and Health, Employment, and Disability Insurance Participation and Reforms

David A. Wise (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226903095
eISBN:
9780226921952
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226921952.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

In nearly every industrialized country, large aging populations and increased life expectancy have placed enormous pressure on social security programs—and, until recently, the pressure has been ... More


Social Security Programs and Retirement around the World: The Relationship to Youth Employment

Jonathan Gruber and David A. Wise (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226309484
eISBN:
9780226309507
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226309507.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Many countries have social security systems that are currently financially unsustainable. Economists and policy makers have long studied this problem and identified two key causes. First, as ... More


Why Are People Working Longer in the Netherlands?

Adriaan Kalwij, Arie Kapteyn, and Klaas de Vos

in Social Security Programs and Retirement around the World: Working Longer

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226619293
eISBN:
9780226619323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226619323.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Labor force participation at older ages has been rising in the Netherlands since the mid-1990s. Reforms of the social security and pension systems have often been put forward as main explanations for ... More


The Sympathetic State: Disaster Relief and the Origins of the American Welfare State

Michele Landis Dauber

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226923482
eISBN:
9780226923505
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226923505.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Even as unemployment rates soared during the Great Depression, FDR's relief and social security programs faced attacks in Congress and the courts on the legitimacy of federal aid to the growing ... More


Liberal Proposal 1 by Robert M. Ball: “A Golden Opportunity for the New Congress”

Jagadeesh Gokhale

in Social Security: A Fresh Look at Policy Alternatives

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226300337
eISBN:
9780226300368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226300368.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Robert M. Ball, was a staunch defender of the Social Security program who made several proposals to return the program to financial balance, two of which have been evaluated by the Social Security ... More


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