Social insurance : America's neglected heritage and contested future

Theodore R. Marmor, Jerry L. Mashaw, John Pakutka

What has America done to protect its citizens and workers should any of these threats materialize? What more might it do? What might it learn from the experience of other nations? How do the answers the nation has given affect contemporary taxation, spending and the economy, as well as the prospects for individual lives? Social Insurance: America's Neglected Past and Contested Future answers these questions by describing and analyzing the history, economics, politics and philosophy of America's most important social insurance programs. It provides a unifying vision of these programs' purposes, notwithstanding their distinctive institutional structures. It reminds us, amidst the confusing and often apocalyptic rhetoric of conventional political debates why we have the programs and policies we do, and argues for reforms that preserves and enhances the protections in place. Rich in stories, data and analysis, this book will provide students--and citizens--with a strong intellectual foundation for understanding the realities behind the rhetoric--and, perhaps, for thinking more cogently about the risks they will encounter in their own lives.

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  • Part 1: American Social Insurance 1. Economic Risks and Social Insurance Realities 2. Assessment of the Six Threats to Family Income 3. Philosophies, Policies and Public Budgets 4. The Historical Development of American Social Insurance and its Associated Programs Part II: The State of American Protections Against the Threats 5. The Threat of Birth into a Poor Family 6. The Threat of Early Death of a Family Breadwinner 7. The Threat of Ill-Health 8. The Threat of Involuntary Employment 9. The Threat of Disability 10. The Threat of Outliving One's Savings Part III: Thinking About the Design of Income Security Programs and Their Reform 11. Accomplishments and Limitations 12. Social Insurance, Markets and "Modernization"

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書名 Social insurance : America's neglected heritage and contested future
著作者等 Marmor, Theodore R.
Mashaw, Jerry L.
Pakutka John
シリーズ名 Public affairs and policy administration series
出版元 Sage : CQ Press
刊行年月 c2014
ページ数 xxv, 299 p.
大きさ 23 cm
ISBN 9781452240008
NCID BB15229221
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国