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Innovations in Protecting the Old: Mostly Social Insurance and Some Assets

Teresa Ghilarducci ()

No 2017-05, SCEPA working paper series. from Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis (SCEPA), The New School

Abstract: Currently, there is an ideological commitment to individual asset building and an emphasis on individual wealth for retirement and superannuation. However, this focus embeds fatal flaws in old age income support programs. As a result, access to government subsidies for retirement savings is varied and has generated new sources of inequality. This paper was submitted to the Initiative for Policy Dialogue at Columbia University for an edited volume on “Innovations in the Welfare State†edited by Joseph Stiglitz.

Keywords: Social Security; Individual Assets; Retirement Policy (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: H2 H55 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017-05
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-age, nep-ias and nep-pbe
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