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

John Turner

This book relies primarily on economic analysis and foreign experience for assessing mandatory individual accounts, but it also discusses 401(k) plans and the Thrift Savings Plan for federal government workers. The focus is on issues relevant to including individual accounts in social security in the United States and in other high-income countries.

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What People Are Saying

Eugene Steuerle
Individual accounts are often debated in a vacuum unrelated to any real world experience. John Turner, one of the nation's foremost experts on Social Security, does a masterful job of making us look at the experience with accounts already offered in many countries but in many different sizes, shapes, forms, and levels of risk. Whether you like accounts or not, you'd better read Dr. Turner's book if you want to engage in the Social Security debate in any serious way. (Eugene Steuerle, senior fellow, Urban Institute)
Ron Gebhardtsbauer
The United States is engaged in the most significant debate over Social Security that it has had in 50 years. Fortunately, it doesn't have to rely on abstract analysis or ideological arguments. Other countries have had experience with the types of reforms we are considering. This very readable book provides a valuable reference for people interested in learning about international experience relevant to the U.S. Social Security reform debate. (Ron Gebhardtsbauer, FSA, MAAA, senior pension fellow, American Academy of Actuaries)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780880992824
  • Publisher: Upjohn, W. E. Institute for Employment Research
  • Publication date: 12/1/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 195
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of 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
Appendix A - Dealing with Financial Market Risk: Guarantees in Individual Accounts
Appendix B - Labor Market Distortions Due to Contribution Evasion and Avoidance
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