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The End Game: How Inequality Shapes Our Final Years
Corey M. Abramson
ISBN-13: 9780674743953 (cloth)
Harvard University Press, June 2015

Policies for an Aging Society
Stuart H. Altman, David I. Shactman, editors
ISBN-13: 9780801869075 (paper)
Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002

Framing the Social Security Debate: Values, Politics, and Economics
R. Douglas Arnold, Michael Graetz, Alicia H. Munnell
ISBN-10: 0815701535 (paper)
ISBN-13: 9780815701538 (paper)
Brookings Institution Press, 1998

Invoking the Invisible Hand: Social Security and the Privatization Debates
Robert Asen
ISBN-13: 9780870138430 (cloth)
Michigan State University Press, 2009

Social Security: The Phony Crisis
Dean Baker, Mark Weisbrot
ISBN-10: 0226035441 (cloth)
ISBN-10: 0226035441 (paper)
ISBN-13: 9780226035444 (cloth)
ISBN-13: 9780226035468 (paper)
University of Chicago Press, 1999

The Politics of Policy Change: Welfare, Medicare, and Social Security Reform in the United States
Daniel Béland, Alex Waddan
ISBN-13: 9781589018846 (paper)
ISBN eBook: 9781589018891
Georgetown University Press, 2012

Is Social Security Broke?: A Cartoon Guide to the Issues
Barbara R. Bergmann, Jim Bush
ISBN-10: 0472097431 (cloth)
ISBN-10: 0472067435 (paper)
ISBN-13: 9780472097432 (cloth)
ISBN-13: 9780472067435 (paper)
University of Michigan Press, 2000

Social Security and Medicare: Individual vs. Collective Risk and Responsibility
Sheila Burke, Eric Kingson, Uwe Reinhardt, editors
ISBN-10: 0815712839 (paper)
ISBN-13: 9780815712831 (paper)
Brookings Institution Press/National Academy of Social Insurance, 2000

Reconsidering Retirement: How Losses and Layoffs Affect Older Workers
Courtney C. Coile, Phillip B. Levine
ISBN-13: 9780815704997 (cloth)
Brookings Institution Press, 2010

Social Security: What Role for the Future?
Peter Diamond
ISBN-10: 0815718357 (paper)
ISBN-13: 9780815718352 (paper)
Brookings Institution Press, 1996

Saving Social Security: A Balanced Approach
Peter A. Diamond, Peter R. Orszag
ISBN-10: 0815718381 (paper)
ISBN-13: 9780815718383 (cloth)
ISBN-13: 9780815718376 (paper)
Brookings Institution Press, 2003

Taxation, Incomplete Markets, and Social Security
Peter A. Diamond
ISBN-10: 0262042134 (cloth)
ISBN-10: 0262541823 (paper)
ISBN-13: 9780262042130 (cloth)
ISBN-13: 9780262541824 (paper)
MIT Press, 2003

Social Security Reform
Peter A. Diamond
ISBN-10: 019924789 (cloth)
ISBN-13: 9780199247899 (cloth)
Oxford University Press, 2002

Issues in Privatizing Social Security: Report of an Expert Panel of the National Academy of Social Insurance
Peter A. Diamond, editor
ISBN-10: 0262041774 (cloth)
ISBN-13: 9780262041775 (cloth)
MIT Press, 1999

Can We Afford to Grow Older?
Richard Disney
ISBN-10: 026204157X (cloth)
ISBN-13: 9780262041577 (cloth)
MIT Press, 1996

The Future of Social Insurance: Incremental Action or Fundamental Reform?
Peter Edelman
ISBN-10: 0815702132 (paper)
ISBN-13: 9780815702139 (paper)
Brookings Institution Press/National Academy of Social Insurance, 2002

Falling Short: The Coming Retirement Crisis and What to Do About It
Charles D. Ellis, Alicia H. Munnell, Andrew D. Eschtruth
ISBN-13: 9780190218898 (cloth)
Oxford University Press, January 2015

The Distributional Aspects of Social Security and Social Security Reform
Martin Feldstein, Jeffrey B. Liebman, editors
ISBN-13: 9780226241067 (cloth)
ISBN eBook: 9780226241890
University of Chicago Press, 2002

Privatizing Social Security
Martin Feldstein, editor
ISBN-13: 9780226241012 (cloth)
ISBN-13: 9780226241029 (paper)
ISBN eBook: 9780226241821
University of Chicago Press, 1998

The Raw Deal: How Myths and Misinformation about the Deficit, Inflation, and Wealth Impoverish America
Ellen Frank
ISBN-13: 9780807047262 (cloth)
Beacon Press, 2004

The Evolving Pension System: Trends, Effects, and Proposals for Reform
William G. Gale, John B. Shoven, Mark J. Warshawsky
ISBN-10: 0815731183 (cloth)
ISBN-10: 0815731175 (paper)
ISBN-13: 9780815731177 (paper)
Brookings Institution Press, 2005

Private Pensions and Public Policies
William G. Gale, John B. Shoven, Mark J. Warshawsky, editors
ISBN-10: 0815702388 (cloth)
ISBN-10: 0815702396 (paper)
ISBN-13: 9780815702382 (cloth)
ISBN-13: 9780815702399 (paper)
Brookings Institution Press, 2004

When I'm Sixty-Four: The Plot against Pensions and the Plan to Save Them
Teresa Ghilarducci
ISBN-13: 9780691114316 (cloth)
Princeton University Press, 2008

What You Need to Know About the Economics of Growing Old* (*But Were Afraid to Ask): A Provocative Reference Guide to the Economics of Aging
Teresa Ghilarducci, editor
ISBN-10: 0268029636 (cloth)
ISBN-13: 9780268029630 (paper)
University of Notre Dame Press, 2004

Social Security: A Fresh Look at Policy Alternatives
Jagadeesh Gokhale
ISBN-13: 9780226300337 (cloth)
ISBN eBook: 9780226300368
University of Chicago Press, 2010

True Security: Rethinking American Social Insurance
Michael J. Graetz, Jerry L. Mashaw
ISBN-10: 0300081944 (cloth)
ISBN-13: 9780300081503 (cloth)
ISBN-13: 9780300081947 (paper)
Yale University Press, 1999

Is It Time to Reform Social Security?
Edward M. Gramlich
ISBN-10: 047206679X (paper)
ISBN-13: 9780472096794 (cloth)
ISBN-13: 9780472066797 (paper)
University of Michigan Press, 1998

Social Security Programs and Retirement around the World: The Relationship to Youth Employment
Jonathan Gruber, David A. Wise, editors
ISBN-13: 9780226309484 (cloth)
ISBN eBook: 9780226309507
University of Chicago Press, 2010

Security: Politics, Humanity, and the Philology of Care
John T. Hamilton
ISBN-13: 9780691157528 (cloth)
ISBN eBook: 9781400846474
Princeton University Press, 2013

The New Politics of Old Age Policy
Robert B. Hudson, editor
ISBN-13: 9780801880759 (paper)
ISBN eBook: 9781421414881
Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005

Extending Social Security to All A Guide through Challenges and Options
International Labor Office
ISBN-13: 9789221230649 (paper)
Brookings Institution Press, 2010

The Gender Impact of Social Security Reform
Estelle James, Alexandra Cox Edwards, Rebeca Wong
ISBN-13: 9780226392004 (cloth)
ISBN eBook: 9780226392028
University of Chicago Press, 2008

Social Security in the 21st Century
Eric R. Kingson, James H. Schulz, editors
ISBN-10: 0195104250 (paper)
ISBN-13: 9780195104240 (cloth)
ISBN-13: 9780195104257 (paper)
Oxford University Press, 1996

The Coming Generational Storm: What You Need to Know about America’s Economic Future
Laurence J. Kotlikoff, Scott Burns
ISBN-10: 0262612089 (paper)
ISBN-13: 9780262112864 (cloth)
ISBN-13: 9780262612081 (paper)
MIT Press, 2005

Overcoming the Saving Slump: How to Increase the Effectiveness of Financial Education and Saving Programs
Annamaria Lusardi, editor
ISBN-13: 9780226497099 (cloth)
ISBN eBook: 9780226497105
University of Chicago Press, 2009

One Nation under AARP: The Fight over Medicare, Social Security, and America's Future
Frederick R. Lynch
ISBN-13: 9780520256538 (cloth)
ISBN-13: 9780520268289 (paper)
University of California Press, 2011

The Decline of the Traditional Pension: A Comparative Study of Threats to Retirement Security
G.A. Mackenzie
ISBN-13: 9780521518475 (cloth)
Cambridge University Press, 2010

Prospects for Social Security Reform
Olivia S. Mitchell, Robert J. Myers, Howard Young, editors
ISBN-10: 0812234790 (cloth)
ISBN-13: 9780812234794 (cloth)
University of Pennsylvania Press, 1999

Pensions, Social Security, and the Privatization of Risk
Mitchell A. Orenstein, editor
ISBN-13: 9780231146944 (cloth)
ISBN-13: 9780231146951 (paper)
Columbia University Press, 2009

Public Policy Towards Pensions
Sylvester Schieber, John Shoven
ISBN-10: 0262193876 (cloth)
ISBN-13: 9780262193870 (cloth)
MIT Press, 1997

The Predictable Surprise: The Unraveling of the U.S. Retirement System
Sylvester J. Schieber
ISBN-13: 9780199890958 (cloth)
Oxford University Press, 2012

The Real Deal: The History and Future of Social Security
Sylvester J. Schieber, John B. Shoven
ISBN-10: 0300081499 (paper)
ISBN-13: 9780300081480 (cloth)
ISBN-13: 9780300081497 (paper)
Yale University Press, 1999

Funding Social Security: A Strategic Alternative
Laurence S. Seidman
ISBN-10: 0521652456 (cloth)
ISBN-13: 9780521652452 (cloth)
Cambridge University Press, 1999

Making Sense of Social Security Reform
Daniel Shaviro
ISBN-10: 0226751171 (paper)
ISBN-13: 9780226751177 (paper)
University of Chicago Press, 2001

The Economic Theory of Annuities
Eytan Sheshinski
ISBN-13: 9780691133058 (cloth)
Princeton University Press, 2007

Administrative Aspects of Investment-Based Social Security Reform
John B. Shoven
ISBN-13: 9780226754857 (cloth)
ISBN eBook: 9780226754819
University of Chicago Press, 2000

Free Trade Reimagined: The World Division of Labor and the Method of Economics
Roberto Mangabeira Unger
ISBN-13: 9780691145884 (paper)
ISBN eBook: 9781400827855
Princeton University Press, 2010

False Alarm: Why the Greatest Threat to Social Security and Medicare Is the Campaign to "Save" Them
Joseph White
ISBN-13: 9780801866654 (cloth)
ISBN-13: 9780801874499 (paper)
Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001

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History of Social Security in the U.S.

Social Security: Visions and Revisions
W. Andrew Achenbaum
ISBN-10: 0521328667 (cloth)
ISBN-13: 9780521328661 (cloth)
Cambridge University Press, 1986

Bold Relief: Institutional Politics and the Origins of Modern American Social Policy
Edwin Amenta
ISBN-13: 9780691050683 (paper)
Princeton University Press, 2000

When Movements Matter: The Townsend Plan and the Rise of Social Security
Edwin Amenta
ISBN-13: 9780691124735 (cloth)
Princeton University Press, 2006

Social Security: History and Politics from the New Deal to the Privatization Debate
Daniel Beland
ISBN-10: 0700614044 (cloth)
ISBN-13: 9780700614042 (cloth)
ISBN-13: 9780700615223 (paper)
University Press of Kansas, 2005

Social Security: History and Politics from the New Deal to the Privatization Debate
Daniel Béland
ISBN-13: 9780700614042 (cloth)
ISBN-13: 9780700615223 (paper)
University Press of Kansas, 2007

Mr. Social Security: The Life of Wilbur J. Cohen
Edward D. Berkowitz
ISBN-10: 0700607072 (cloth)
ISBN-13: 9780700607075 (cloth)
University Press of Kansas, 1995

The Other Welfare: Supplemental Security Income and U.S. Social Policy
Edward D. Berkowitz, Larry DeWitt
ISBN-13: 9780801451737 (cloth)
Cornell University Press, 2013

Robert Ball and the Politics of Social Security
Edward D. Berkowitz
ISBN-10: 0299189503 (cloth)
ISBN-10: 0299189546 (paper)
ISBN-13: 9780299189549 (paper)
University of Wisconsin Press, 2003

The Role of Annuity Markets in Financing Retirement
Jeffrey R. Brown, Olivia S. Mitchell, James M. Poterba, Mark J. Warshawsky, editor
ISBN-10: 0262025094 (cloth)
ISBN-13: 9780262025096 (cloth)
MIT Press, 2001

How Policies Make Citizens: Senior Political Activism and the American Welfare State
Andrea Louise Campbell
ISBN-10: 0691122504 (cloth)
ISBN-10: 0691091897 (paper)
ISBN-13: 9780691091891 (cloth)
ISBN-13: 9780691122502 (paper)
Princeton University Press, 2003

Agency Under Stress: The Social Security Administration in American Government
Martha Derthick
ISBN-10: 0815718241 (cloth)
ISBN-10: 0815718233 (paper)
ISBN-13: 9780815718246 (cloth)
ISBN-13: 9780815718239 (paper)
Brookings Institution Press, 1990

Understanding the Social Security Act: The Foundation of Social Welfare for America in the Twenty-First Century
Andrew Dobelstein
ISBN-13: 9780195366891 (paper)
Oxford University Press, 2009

Pensions in the Health and Retirement Study
Alan L. Gustman, Thomas L. Steinmeier, Nahid Tabatabai
ISBN-13: 9780674048669 (cloth)
Harvard University Press, 2010

What Determines Savings?
Laurence J. Kotlikoff
ISBN-10: 0262611872 (paper)
ISBN-13: 9780262111379 (cloth)
ISBN-13: 9780262611879 (paper)
MIT Press, 1989

A Commonwealth of Hope: The New Deal Response to Crisis
Alan Lawson
ISBN-13: 9780801884061 (cloth)
ISBN-13: 9780801884078 (paper)
Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006

Programs in Aid of the Poor
Sar A. Levitan, Garth L. Mangum, Stephen L. Mangum, and Andrew M. Sum
ISBN-13: 9780801871221 (paper)
Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003

The Segregated Origins of Social Security: African Americans and the Welfare State
Mary Poole
ISBN-13: 9780807830246 (cloth)
ISBN-13: 9780807856888 (paper)
University of North Carolina Press, 2006

The Transformation of Old Age Security: Class and Politics in the American Welfare State
Jill Quadagno
ISBN-10: 0226699234 (cloth)
ISBN-13: 9780226699233 (cloth)
University of Chicago Press, 1988

Turning Points in Social Security: From ‘Cruel Hoax’ to ‘Sacred Entitlement’
Sheryl R. Tynes
ISBN-10: 0804725799 (cloth)
ISBN-13: 9780804725798 (cloth)
Stanford University Press, 1996

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Comparative International Programs

Separate Pension Plan for Alberta (A): Analysis and Discussion
Paul Boothe, editor
ISBN-10: 0888643519 (paper)
ISBN-13: 9780888643513 (paper)
University of Alberta Press, 2000

Vital Connections: Politics, Social Security, and Inequality in Chile
Silvia Borzutzky
ISBN-10: 0268043566 (cloth)
ISBN-10: 0268043574 (paper)
ISBN-13: 9780268043568 (cloth)
ISBN-13: 9780268043575 (paper)
University of Notre Dame Press, 2002

Social Security Reform: Financial and Political Issues in International Perspective
Robin Brooks, Assaf Razin, editors
ISBN-10: 0521844959 (cloth)
ISBN-13: 9780521844956 (cloth)
ISBN-13: 9780521141864 (paper)
Cambridge University Press, 2005

Social Protection and the Market in Latin America: The Transformation of Social Security Institutions
Sarah M. Brooks
ISBN-13: 9780521877671 (cloth)
ISBN-13: 9780521701495 (paper)
ISBN eBook: 9780511474231
Cambridge University Press, 2008

Pension Security in the 21st Century: Redrawing the Public-Private Debate
Gordon L. Clark, Noel Whiteside, editors
ISBN-10: 0199261768 (cloth)
ISBN-13: 9780199261765 (cloth)
ISBN-13: 9780199285570 (paper)
Oxford University Press, 2004

Reorienting Retirement Risk Management
Robert L. Clark, Olivia S. Mitchell, editors
ISBN-10: 0199592608 (cloth)
ISBN-13: 9780199592609 (cloth)
Oxford University Press, 2010

Social Security Pension Reform in Europe
Martin Feldstein, Horst Siebert, editors
ISBN-10: 0226241084 (cloth)
ISBN-13: 9780226241081 (cloth)
ISBN eBook: 9780226241913
University of Chicago Press, 2001

Social Security and Early Retirement
Robert Fenge, Pierre Pestieau
ISBN-10: 0262062496 (cloth)
ISBN-13: 9780262062497 (cloth)
MIT Press, 2006

Social Policy and Practice in Canada: A History
Alvin Finkel
ISBN-13: 9780889204751 (paper)
Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2005

Keeping the Promise of Social Security in Latin America
Indermit Gill, Truman Packard, Juan Yermo
ISBN-10: 0804751811 (cloth)
ISBN-10: 0804752389 (paper)
ISBN-13: 9780804751810 (cloth)
ISBN-13: 9780804752381 (paper)
Stanford University Press, 2005

Social Security Policies in Industrial Countries: A Comparative Analysis
Margaret S. Gordon
ISBN-10: 0521333113 (cloth)
ISBN-13: 9780521333115 (cloth)
Cambridge University Press, 1989

Social Security and Retirement around the World
Jonathan Gruber, David A. Wise, editors
ISBN-10: 0226310116 (cloth)
ISBN-13: 9780226310114 (cloth)
ISBN eBook: 9780226309996
University of Chicago Press, 1999

Social Security Programs and Retirement around the World: Fiscal Implications of Reform
Jonathan Gruber, David A. Wise, editors
ISBN-10: 0226310175 (cloth)
ISBN-13: 9780226310176 (cloth)
ISBN eBook: 9780226310008
University of Chicago Press, 2007

Social Security Programs and Retirement around the World: Micro-Estimation
Jonathan Gruber, David A. Wise, editors
ISBN-13: 9780226310183 (cloth)
ISBN eBook: 9780226309989
University of Chicago Press, 2010

Inventing Retirement: The Development of Occupational Pensions in Britain
Leslie Hannah
ISBN-13: 9780521121552 (paper)
Cambridge University Press, 2009

Beveridge and Social Security: An International Retrospective
John Hills, John Ditch, Howard Glennerster
ISBN-10: 0198288069 (cloth)
ISBN-13: 9780198288060 (cloth)
Oxford University Press, 1994

World Social Security Report 2010: Providing Coverage in Times of Crisis and Beyond
International Labor Office
ISBN-13: 9789221232681 (paper)
Brookings Institution Press, 2010

Retirement in Canada
Thomas R. Klassen
ISBN-13: 9780199005741 (paper)
Oxford University Press, 2013

Reassembling Social Security: A Survey of Pensions and Health Care Reforms in Latin America
Carmelo Mesa-Lago
ISBN-13: 9780199233779 (cloth)
Oxford University Press and in association with the Pan-American Health Organization , 2008

World Crisis Effects on Social Security in Latin America and the Caribbean: Lessons and Policies
Carmelo Mesa-Lago
ISBN-13: 9781900039970 (paper)
Brookings Institution Press, 2010

Labor Divided in the Postwar European Welfare State: The Netherlands and the United Kingdom
Dennie Oude Nijhuis
ISBN-13: 9781107035492 (cloth)
Cambridge University Press, 2013

France's New Deal: From the Thirties to the Postwar Era
Philip Nord
ISBN-13: 9780691142975 (cloth)
ISBN eBook: 9781400834969
Princeton University Press, 2010

Privatizing Pensions: The Transnational Campaign for Social Security Reform
Mitchell A. Orenstein
ISBN-13: 9780691132884 (cloth)
ISBN-13: 9780691136974 (paper)
Princeton University Press, 2008

International Perspectives on Social Security Reform
Rudolph G. Penner
ISBN-13: 9780877667438 (paper)
Urban Institute Press, 2007

The Decline of the Welfare State: Demography and Globalization
Assaf Razin, Efraim Sadka
ISBN-10: 0262182440 (cloth)
ISBN-13: 9780262182447 (cloth)
MIT Press, 2005

The Arithmetic of Tax and Social Security Reform: A User's Guide to Microsimulation Methods and Analysis
Gerry Redmond, Holly Sutherland, and Moira Wilson
ISBN-10: 0521632242 (cloth)
ISBN-13: 9780521632249 (cloth)
Cambridge University Press, 1998

Closing the Door to Destitution: The Shaping of the Social Security Acts of the United States and New Zealand
Raymond Richards
ISBN-10: 0271010616 (cloth)
ISBN-10: 0271026650 (paper)
ISBN-13: 9780271026657 (paper)
Penn State University Press, 1994

Old-Age Security in Comparative Perspective
John B. Williamson, Fred C. Pampel
ISBN-10: 0195068599 (cloth)
ISBN-13: 9780195068597 (cloth)
Oxford University Press, 1993

Social Security Programs and Retirement around the World: Historical Trends in Mortality and Health, Employment, and Disability Insurance Participation and Reforms
David A. Wise, editor
ISBN-13: 9780226903095 (cloth)
ISBN eBook: 9780226921952
University of Chicago Press, 2012

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