Social Insurance and Economic Security / Edition 7

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The economic safety net for Americans who are retired, poor, unemployed, or disabled has been battered by the Great Recession. Consequently, the subject matter of this text is more important than ever, and revisions to this new edition are necessarily quite extensive.

Updates to the Seventh Edition include:

Detailed discussion of the latest proposals for Social Security reform

Coverage of the new Affordable Care Act of 2010 and its potential impacts

Review of the many changes to Medicaid and its payments through various state level programs

Careful examination of the effects of the federal deficit on long-term management of Social Security and Medicare

Exploration of the changing strategies for implementing unemployment insurance in the context of varying state approaches

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Analyzes major principles, characteristics, and public policy issues concerning major social insurance programs such as Social Security and Medicare, workers compensation, unemployment insurance, and public assistance. This edition discusses proposals to privatize Social Security, welfare reform, and the financial problems of Medicare and OASDI. Designed for a one-semester undergraduate or graduate course in social insurance and income maintenance programs, and can also be used in industrial relations courses. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780765627483
  • Publisher: Sharpe, M. E. Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/15/2011
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 7.70 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Economic Security and Insecurity 1
2 Basic Principles of Social Insurance 18
3 Problem of Premature Death 40
4 Problem of Old Age 59
5 Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance 85
6 Problems and Issues in the OASDI Program 111
7 Financing the Social Security Program 148
8 Problem of Poor Health 167
9 National Health Insurance and Health Care Reform 198
10 Social Insurance and the Problem of Poor Health 214
11 Problem of Occupational Safety and Health 243
12 Workers Compensation 257
13 Problem of Unemployment 282
14 Unemployment Insurance 300
15 Problems and Issues in Unemployment Insurance 322
16 Poverty and Public Assistance 339
17 Economics of Social Insurance Programs 359
18 Economic Security Programs for Special Groups 374
Index 391
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