U.S. Social Security: A Reference Handbook (Contemporary World Issues) (Hardcover)

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U.S. Social Security: A Reference Handbook (Contemporary World Issues) (Hardcover)


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

This timely volume details the history and development of the American system of Social Security and examines the serious problems it faces. It covers the "prehistory" of Social Security dating back to the 19th century and projects the program's likely future over the next several generations.

Thematically, the book chronicles the origination of the initial Social Security Act of 1935, each major reform to the act through today, the nature and magnitude of the current difficulty facing Social Security, and each major remedy that has been proposed. It also examines programs in other nations and how they have attempted to address similar problems. This handbook is essential reading for anyone trying to understand how this vital program evolved and where it could be going.
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.
Product Details ISBN: 9781598841190
ISBN-10: 159884119X
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
Publication Date: May 1st, 2008
Pages: 296
Language: English
Series: Contemporary World Issues (Hardcover)