Longevity Policy: Facing Up to Longevity Issues Affecting Social Security, Pensions, and Older Workers

Title

Longevity Policy: Facing Up to Longevity Issues Affecting Social Security, Pensions, and Older Workers

Year

2011

DOI

10.17848/9780880993999

Abstract

Turner argues that public policy should recognize longevity policy as a distinct policy area. Rather than separately treating issues raised by life expectancy (e.g., Social Security, pensions, older workers), a unified approach should be developed that recognizes their interrelationship.

Files

Download 1. The Policy Challenges of Increasing Longevity: Paying the Costs of Living Longer (140 KB)

Contents

1. The Policy Challenges of Increasing Longevity: Paying the Costs of Living Longer

Part 1: Labor Market Policy toward Older Workers

2. Can Older Workers Extend Their Work Lives? Changes in Health and Job Requirements

Part 2: Social Security Policy

3. Automatic Adjustment Mechanisms to Maintain Social Security’s Solvency
4. Raising the Early Retirement Age
5. Longevity Insurance Benefits

Part 3: Pension Policy

6. Defined Contribution Plans: Encouraging Annuitization
7. Defined Benefit Plans: Flexibility to Deal with Increasing Life Expectancy

Part 4: Conclusion

8. Policy Recommendations

ISBN

9780880993784 (cloth) ; 9780880993777 (pbk.) ; 9780880993999 (ebook)

Subject Areas

LABOR MARKET ISSUES; Retirement and pensions

Longevity Policy: Facing Up to Longevity Issues Affecting Social Security, Pensions, and Older Workers

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Turner, John A. 2011. Longevity Policy: Facing Up to Longevity Issues Affecting Social Security, Pensions, and Older Workers. Kalamazoo, MI: W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research. http://dx.doi.org/10.17848/9780880993999