Social Security Systems: Issues, Challenges and Perspectives


Jan Farber (Editor)
Lea Hertz (Editor)

Series: Social Issues, Justice and Status, Economic Issues, Problems and Perspectives
BISAC: POL027000

In this book, the authors present current research from across the globe in the study of the issues, challenges and perspectives of social security systems. Topics discussed in this compilation include understanding elderly poverty in the United States; the development and reforms of the Social Security system in Taiwan; Social Security systems in Eastern and Southern Africa; and an overview of the major issues concerning developed social security systems in the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) by comparing welfare models and their ability to cope with the upcoming challenges in the short and long-term future. (Imprint: Novinka )

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Understanding Elderly Poverty in the United States: Toward Informed Policy
(Mary Borrowman, Teresa Ghilarducci, The New School for Social Research, and Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis, New York, NY, USA)

The Development and Reforms of the Social Security System in Taiwan: Issues, Challenges and Perspectives
(Hung-Yang Lin, Ming-Cheng Kuo, Department of Social Work, National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, Taiwan, and others)

Social Security Systems in Eastern and Southern Africa: Issues, Challenges and Prospects
(Jotham Dhemba, National University of Lesotho, Roma, South Africa)

Social Security at a Crossroads on Social Security’s Ability to Cope with Future Challenges
(Norman Wagner, The University of Economics and Business Administration in Vienna, Austria, and others)


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