Social Insurance and Economic Security / Edition 5

Social Insurance and Economic Security / Edition 5

by George E. Rejda
     
 

ISBN-10: 0138343594

ISBN-13: 9780138343590

Pub. Date: 09/28/1993

Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference

This clear, accessible book provides a complete analysis of major social insurance and welfare programs in the United States, including Social Security, workers' compensation, unemployment insurance, and public assistance. Major public policy problems and issues associated with each program are analyzed in depth. The Sixth Edition has been thoroughly

Overview

This clear, accessible book provides a complete analysis of major social insurance and welfare programs in the United States, including Social Security, workers' compensation, unemployment insurance, and public assistance. Major public policy problems and issues associated with each program are analyzed in depth. The Sixth Edition has been thoroughly updated to accurately reflect the most recent issues and trends surrounding Social Security, unemployment insurance, and welfare reform.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780138343590
Publisher:
Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
Publication date:
09/28/1993
Series:
Prentice Hall Series in Security and Insurance
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
500
Product dimensions:
7.25(w) x 9.61(h) x 1.03(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacexi
1Economic Security and Insecurity1
Nature of Economic Security2
Nature of Economic Insecurity3
Causes of Economic Insecurity4
Meaning of Social Security10
The Attack on Economic Insecurity12
Areas of Agreement in Economic Security Programs15
2Basic Principles of Social Insurance18
Basic Principles and Characteristics of OASDI18
Should the OASDI Program Be Made Voluntary?25
Is the OASDI Program Insurance?30
Social Insurance Compared with Private Insurance32
Social Insurance Compared with Public Assistance35
Economic Objectives of Social Insurance36
3Problem of Premature Death40
Meaning of Premature Death41
Economic Impact of Premature Death on the Family42
Meeting the Problem of Premature Death49
4Problem of Old Age59
Nature of the Old-Age Problem60
Employment Problems of Older Workers72
Attacking the Economic Problem of Old Age73
5Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance85
Development of the Social Security Act85
Covered Occupations87
Determination of Insured Status90
Benefit Amounts91
Types of Benefits95
Loss or Reduction of Benefits99
Taxation of OASDI Benefits101
Financing the OASDI Program101
Administration105
AppendixCalculation of Average Indexed Monthly Earnings (AIME)106
6Problems and Issues in the Oasdi Program111
Higher Retirement Age111
Adequacy of Benefits113
Earnings Test116
Taxation of OASDI Benefits120
Treatment of Women123
Effect of Social Security on Private Saving125
Public Confidence in the OASDI Program126
Getting Your Money's Worth127
Social Security and the Federal Budget137
Privatization of the OASDI Program140
7Financing the Social Security Program148
Financing Principles148
Social Security Trust Funds150
Concepts of Actuarial Soundness154
Financial Condition of OASDI and Medicare155
8Problem of Poor Health167
Problem of Disability168
Health Care Problems in the United States170
Attacking the Problem of Poor Health182
Increasing the Access to Medical Care185
Reducing Health Care Costs193
9National Health Insurance and Health Care Reform198
Rationale for National Health Insurance199
Criteria for Effective National Health Insurance200
Health Care Reform Proposals205
10Social Insurance and the Problem of Poor Health214
OASDI Disability Benefits214
Medicare224
Temporary Disability Insurance237
11Problem of Occupational Safety and Health243
Problem of Occupational Injuries244
Problem of Occupational Disease244
Costs of Occupational Disability251
Solutions to Occupational Disability252
12Workers Compensation257
Development of Workers Compensation258
Objectives of Workers Compensation259
Theories of Workers Compensation262
State Workers Compensation Laws263
Problems and Issues in Workers Compensation268
Improving Workers Compensation277
13Problem of Unemployment282
Types of Unemployment283
Measurement of Unemployment285
Unemployment in the United States287
Underemployment of Human Resources290
Who Are the Unemployed?290
Approaches for Reducing Unemployment293
14Unemployment Insurance300
Development of Unemployment Insurance301
Objectives of Unemployment Insurance303
State Unemployment Insurance Provisions304
Extended Unemployment Insurance Benefits312
Financing Unemployment Insurance313
Administration318
Taxation of Benefits319
15Problems and Issues in Unemployment Insurance322
Adequacy of Benefits323
Decline in the Proportion of Unemployed Receiving Benefits325
Defects in the Extended-Benefits (EB) Program327
Harsh Disqualifications328
Exhaustion of Benefits329
Inadequate Trust Fund Reserves330
Size of the Taxable Wage Base330
Imperfect Experience Rating Formulas332
Misclassification of Workers334
National Reinsurance Plan335
Improving Unemployment Insurance335
16Poverty and Public Assistance339
Problem of Poverty340
Public Assistance Programs344
Supplemental Security Income345
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families348
Medicaid352
General Assistance356
17Economics of Social Insurance Programs359
Economic Impact of the OASDI Program360
Economic Impact of Unemployment Insurance368
18Economic Security Programs for Special Groups374
Veterans374
Railroad Workers377
Federal Civilian Employees382
State and Local Government Employees386
Index391

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