Demography and Retirement: The Twenty-First Century / Edition 1

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This contributed volume provides a broad-based and in-depth exploration of demographic and related issues facing American society as it anticipates the retirement of the so-called baby boomers. The work provides a critical examination of the population and labor force projections most commonly used in discussions of retirement in the next century; looks at issues relating to the health and age structure of the population, examining those issues in the context of support mechanisms for retirement income security; and considers the potential lessons to be learned from the experiences of other industrialized societies in dealing with an aging population.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780275942489
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/30/1993
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 344
  • Lexile: 1440L (what's this?)

Meet the Author

ANNA M. RAPPAPORT is Managing Director of William M. Mercer, Inc., and a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries. She is a consultant to major employers on retirement benefits and the author of numerous journal articles.

SYLVESTER J. SCHIEBER is a Vice President of The Wyatt Company and Director of its Research and Information Center in Washington, DC.

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Table of Contents

1 Overview 1
2 Demographic Change in the United States, 1970-2050 19
Discussions 49
3 Expected Changes in the Workforce and Implications for Labor Markets 73
Discussions 97
4 Can Our Social Insurance Systems Survive the Demographic Shifts of the Twenty-First Century? 111
Discussions 151
5 The Impact of the Demographic Transition on Capital Formation 163
Discussion 183
6 Implications of Demographic Change for Design of Retirement Programs 189
Discussions 205
7 Trends in Health Among the American Population 225
Discussions 243
8 Population Aging and Retirement Policy: An International Perspective 255
Discussions 285
Bibliography 297
Index 315
Contributors 323
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