Individual Accounts for Social Security Reform: International Perspectives on the U.S. Debate

Title

Individual Accounts for Social Security Reform: International Perspectives on the U.S. Debate

Year

2006

Abstract

John Turner uses the documented experiences of many countries—including the U.K., Sweden, Chile, Australia, Canada, and others—and the tools of economics to analyze the public policy issues surrounding the proposed implementation of individual accounts as part of the U.S. Social Security system. The result is a book that clarifies these issues while offering direction to Social Security policymakers. Also included is a comprehensive overview of the types of defined contribution plans in use today.

Files

Download 1. Individual Accounts and Social Security Reform (348 KB)

Contents

  1. Individual Accounts and Social Security Reform
  2. Introduction to Individual Accounts
  3. Individual Accounts in Social Security Reform: The Debate
  4. Agency Risk and the Management of Individual Account Investments by Corporations and Mutual Funds
  5. Individual Management Risk
  6. Labor Market Issues
  7. Benefits and Taxes
  8. Summary and Conclusions

ISBN

9780880992824 (pbk.) ; 9780880992831 (cloth)

Subject Areas

LABOR MARKET ISSUES; Retirement and pensions

Individual Accounts for Social Security Reform: International Perspectives on the U.S. Debate

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