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The Distributional Aspects of Social Security and Social Security Reform
Martin Feldstein and Jeffrey B. Liebman, editors

The University of Chicago Press, 2002
Cloth: $57.00
469 pages
ISBN: 0-226-24106-8

Table of Contents:

    Preface

    Introduction
    Martin Feldstein and Jeffrey B. Liebman

    1. Redistribution in the Current U.S. Social Security System
    Jeffrey B. Liebman
      Comment: Gary Burtless
      Discussion Summary

    2. Guaranteed Income: SSI and the Well-Being of the Elderly Poor
    Kathleen McGarry

      Comment: Bruce D. Meyer
      Discussion Summary

    3. The Impact of Social Security and Other Factors on the Distribution of Wealth
    Jagadeesh Gokhale and Laurence J. Kotlikoff

      Comment: R. Glenn Hubbard
      Discussion Summary

    4. Social Security and Inequality over the Life Cycle
    Angus Deaton, Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas, and Christina Paxson

      Comment: James M. Poterba
      Discussion Summary

    5. Long-Run Effects of Social Security Reform Proposals on Lifetime Progressivity
    Julia Lynn Coronado, Don Fullerton and Thomas Glass

      Comment: Stephen C. Goss
      Discussion Summary

    6. Social Security's Treatment of Postwar Americans: How Bad Can It Get?
    Jagadeesh Gokhale and Laurence J. Kotlikoff

      Comment: David A. Wise
      Discussion Summary

    7. The Distributional Effects of an Investment-Based Social Security Reform
    Martin Feldstein and Jeffrey B. Liebman

      Comment: John B. Shoven
      Discussion Summary

    8. Distributional Effects in a General Equilibrium Analysis of Social Security
    Laurence J. Kotlikoff, Kent Smetters and Jan Walliser

      Comment: James E. Duggan and David W. Wilcox
      Discussion Summary

    9. The Economics of Bequests in Pensions and Social Security
    Martin Feldstein and Elena Ranguelova

      Comment: Jonathan Skinner
      Discussion Summary

    10. Differential Mortality and the Value of Individual Account Retirement Annuities
    Jeffrey R. Brown

      Comment: Andrew A. Samwick
      Discussion Summary

    Appendix: Estimating Life Tables That Reflect Socioeconomic Differences in Mortality
    Jeffrey R. Brown, Jeffrey B. Liebman, and Joshua Pollet


 
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