Social Security and Retirement around the World

Social Security and Retirement around the World

by Jonathan Gruber
     
 

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What accounts for the striking decline in labor force participation at increasingly younger ages? Social Security and Retirement around the World examines one explanation: social security programs actually provide incentives for early retirement. This volume houses a set of remarkable papers that present information on the social security systems, and labor force

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What accounts for the striking decline in labor force participation at increasingly younger ages? Social Security and Retirement around the World examines one explanation: social security programs actually provide incentives for early retirement. This volume houses a set of remarkable papers that present information on the social security systems, and labor force participation patterns, in Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
 
"This book is highly recommended for the serious student of retirement age trends and social security old-age pension policies of industrial nations in a cross-national context." Martin B. Tracy, Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare
 
“A path-breaking public-policy study. The authors consistently use a new methodology to evaluate the consequences of retirement systems on the behavior of older workers in eleven industrialized countries. In doing so, the book passes a major test of any conference volume the whole greatly exceeds the sum of its parts. This book without question provides the most consistent cross-national analyses of the work disincentives of retirement programs ever produces. Moreover it will serve as the model for all future efforts of this kind.” Journal of Economics

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226309996
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
04/15/2008
Series:
National Bureau of Economic Research Conference Report
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
496
File size:
10 MB

Meet the Author

Jonathan Gruber is a professor of economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and director of research for the National Bureau of Economic Research's program on children. David A. Wise is the John F. Stambaugh Professor of Political Economy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, and director of health and retirement programs at the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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