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Social Security Reform

Peter A. Diamond


Social security systems are being reviewed and changed in many countries around the world. This book considers some of the key policy issues for design of a social security reform, as well as reviewing much of the academic literature on the positive and normative aspects of social security. The first chapter provides an examination of key policy issues of general concern includes the funding of social security, the comparison of defined benefit and defined contribution systems, notional defined contribution accounts, alternative approaches to organizing individual defined contribution accounts ... More

Keywords: social security, reform, policy issues, retirement, forced savings, life expectancy, risk classification, annuitization

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780199247899
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199247899.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter A. Diamond, author
Institute Professor in the Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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