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    Reforming Social Security: A Welfare Analysis

    Pecchenino, Rowena A. (1998) Reforming Social Security: A Welfare Analysis. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Review, 80 (2). pp. 19-30. ISSN 0014-9187

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    The U.S. Social Security System was conceived as a means to ensure a minimum standard of living for the elderly, and it has done so. Poverty rates among the old have dropped, and many retirees can now look forward to a comfortable retirement, funded in part by their Social Security benefits. However, the system's ability to provide future retirees with a comparable retirement income has been called into question, and plans that would fundamentally change the system have been proposed.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Reforming; Social Security; Welfare; Analysis;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Economics, Finance and Accounting
    Item ID: 8514
    Depositing User: Prof. Rowena Pecchenino
    Date Deposited: 26 Jul 2017 08:59
    Journal or Publication Title: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Review
    Publisher: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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