Social Insurance and Economic Security / Edition 7

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Social Insurance and Economic Security presents a current analysis of issues vital to every American citizen. This volume discusses Social Security and Medicare, workers compensation, unemployment insurance and public assistance, highlighting the major principles, characteristics, and public policy issues associated with major social insurance programs. In the sixth edition of the text, author George E. Rejda offers readers a clear picture of the most recent changes in public assistance.
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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: 9780765627490
  • Publisher: Sharpe, M. E. Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/30/2011
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 440
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.00 (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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