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Social Security and Pension Reform

International Perspectives

Edited by Marek Szczepanski and John A. Turner

The authors review the interaction of pensions and social security in a number of nations.

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Social Security and the Stock Market

How the Pursuit of Market Magic Shapes the System

Alicia H. Munnell and Steven A. Sass

"Optimal social security design needs to look at the tradeoff between risk and return of retirement benefits. Munnell and Sass provide an excellent and lucid exposition of the issues which arise when seeking higher returns through riskier benefit designs. This is the book to turn to in order to review international experience so as to understand the pluses and minuses of equities." –J. Michael Orszag, Head of Research, Watson Wyatt LLP

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Solving the Reemployment Puzzle

From Research to Policy

Stephen A. Wandner

This book provides a detailed insider's view under the Clinton and Bush administrations of the process by which eight social science experiments influenced federal laws and policies to alleviate joblessness in the United States. These experiments, each of which focused on returning unemployed workers to work, are analyzed through their entire policy process: experiment initiation, implementation, and evaluation; policy development; legislative enactment; program development; and program implementation.

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Stages of Occupational Regulation

Evidence from Case Studies

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Stratagies for Improving Economic Mobility of Workers

Bridging Research and Practice

Maude Toussaint-Comeau and Bruce D. Meyer, Editors

The contributors to this book provide a provocative assessment of the effectiveness of various policies and practices designed to help disadvantaged segments of our population overcome the obstacles in their path to upward economic mobility.

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Student Loans and the Dynamics of Debt

Brad Hershbein and Kevin Hollenbeck, Editors

This volume serves as a valuable reference for researchers and policymakers who seek a deeper understanding of how, why, and which students borrow for their postsecondary education; how this borrowing may affect later decisions; and what measures can help borrowers repay their loans successfully.

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Sustainable Prosperity in the New Economy?

Business Organization and High-Tech Employment in the United States

William Lazonick

Lazonick explores the origins of the new era of employment insecurity and income inequality, and considers what governments, businesses, and individuals can do about it. He also asks whether the United States can refashion its high-tech business model to generate stable and equitable economic growth.

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Tackling Unemployment

The Legislative Dynamics of the Employment Act of 1946

Wasem examines the impacts and implications of the Employment Act of 1946 and discusses how provisions of the Act might be useful for today's policymakers.

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TheWorking Life

The Labor Market for Workers in Low-Skilled Jobs

Nan L. Maxwell

Maxwell presents the results of her groundbreaking survey of 405 employers, which queried them about jobs requiring no more than a high school education and no more than one year of work experience. These data allow her to establish the link between skills and low-skilled jobs and to reveal the current state of the labor market facing low-skilled workers. The data also highlights the knowledge and skills that employers require in low-skilled jobs and the abilities that individuals who apply for those jobs bring to the table.

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The Time Use of Mothers in the United States at the Beginning of the 21st Century

Rachel Connelly and Jean Kimmel

Basing their analysis on the American Time Use Survey, Connelly and Kimmel delve into the time use of mothers of preteenaged children in the United States and connect their time uses with their childrens development. This leads to interesting findings that should inform policymakers addressing issues related to taxation, education, and child care subsidies.

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