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U.S. Social Security: A Reference Handbook
     

U.S. Social Security: A Reference Handbook

by Steven G. Livingston
 

This handbook is a one-stop forum for nonpartisan discussion of the major proposals for addressing Social Security's coming financial crisis.

• Provides charts and graphs, including a graphic display of the likely future of the Social Security Trust Fund, a sketch of a financial portrait of Social Security, and the impact of potential reforms

Overview

This handbook is a one-stop forum for nonpartisan discussion of the major proposals for addressing Social Security's coming financial crisis.

• Provides charts and graphs, including a graphic display of the likely future of the Social Security Trust Fund, a sketch of a financial portrait of Social Security, and the impact of potential reforms

• Includes a list of key terms, such as "pay-as-you-go" and "means testing," making the language of Social Security reform accessible to every reader

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From the Publisher
"Livingston has produced a helpful introduction to this multifaceted and interdisciplinary subject that should facilitate academic research on social security." - ARBA

"This title will be very useful for report writing." - Pennsylvania School Librarians Association

School Library Journal

Gr 10 Up

These books' subtitles are apt, as the works gather relevant information in single, handy volumes. The writing is clear and understandable. For instance, Rich and Poor explains the Gini Coefficient, a difficult concept, in a simple, straightforward manner that will be understandable to most students. Pertinent black-and-white graphs, charts, and tables clarify data. The books include "Background and History," "Problems, Controversies and Solutions," "Worldwide Perspectives," "Biographical Sketches," and primary sources. In addition, Social Security includes a world chronology that relates significant reforms and innovations in other countries' national pension programs. Though the titles suggest a U.S. focus, they also include global perspectives.-Patricia N. McClune, Conestoga Valley High School Library, Lancaster, PA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781598841190
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/30/2008
Series:
Contemporary World Issues Series
Pages:
275
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
15 Years

Meet the Author

Steven G. Livingston, Ph.D., is professor of political science and a senior research associate in the Business and Economic Research Center at Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN.

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