This book addresses the present and future economic status of the elderly in the United States, focusing on problem areas and the impact of pension systems and other income and service programs. It focuses on demographic and economic factors associated with adapting the social security system.
1. The New Economic Environment and its Impact on Retirement Income Provision 2. Barriers to Work in Old Age: A Review of the American Retirement System 3. The Importance of Social Security and Pension Rights in the Wealth Portfolios of Older Americans 4. The Effects of Social Security Wealth on the Resolution of Unemployment Spells of Older Men 5. Macroeconomic Aspects of the Transition to Zero Population Growth 6. Remunerative Issues in the Decision to Retire 7. Income Characteristics of the European Ethnic Elderly 8. Faculty Retirement as an Economic and Political Problem 9. Incentives for Earlier Retirement: The Financial Feasibility Scenarios in University Settings 10. The Sensitivity of Health-Care Costs to Changes in Population Age Structure 11. Have Living Costs Risen More for the Elderly? Recent Empirical Evidence 12. The Adjustable Reverse Mortgage 13. Valuation of a Senior Companion Program for the Aged: Theory, Design and Results