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

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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.

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  • Teresa Ghilarducci, 2017. "Innovations in Protecting the Old: Mostly Social Insurance and Some Assets," SCEPA working paper series. SCEPA's main areas of research are macroeconomic policy, inequality and poverty, and globalization. 2017-05, Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis (SCEPA), The New School.
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    Keywords

    Social Security; Individual Assets; Retirement Policy;

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    • H55 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Social Security and Public Pensions
    • H2 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue

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