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Society: Issues: Economic: Social_Security

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AARP - Social Security Update
The American Association of Retired Persons addresses Social Security issues, research, news, and reform.

All About Social Security
Independent social security system information: reform, politics, benefits, statistics, taxes, history, law, news, links, retirement, aging, and disability.

Alliance For Worker Retirement Security
Advocates Social Security reform for the benefit of the American worker.

Almanac of Policy Issues: Social Security
Background information and links on Social Security.

Brookings Institution
Brookings research on Social Security, pensions and retirement.

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities - Social Security
A clearinghouse of articles and studies on the US social security system, including how it works, proposals for changes, accomplishemnts, solvency, and related statistics.

Century Foundation - Social Security Network
Information, news, analysis and expert commentary on the Social Security debate and various reform plans.

Coalition to Preserve Retirement Security
State and local government employees should be allowed to preserve retirement security through retirement plans not included under Social Security.

Common Sense on Social Security
Discusses various Social Security reform options.

Concord Coalition
Projections, statements, assessments of reform proposals, from an organization dedicated to efficient government and preserving Social Security and Medicare.

Employee Benefits Research Institute
EBRI's Social Security research program concerning taxes, benefits, and private accounts.

Foundation for International Studies on Social Security
Promotes international, multidisciplinary research on social security and its relationships with other aspects of society.

Grandfather Social Security Report
Comparison of economic impact of Social Security on today's workers compared to prior generation: hard data in easy-to-understand graphics.

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis
IIASA's social security reform project. Social security reform from an international perspective. Includes issue papers on social security in Austria, China, Japan, Germany, Mexico, Russia and Ukraine.

International Reform Monitor--Bertelsman Foundation
Current issues and reforms in social insurance policy in these countries: Australia, Austria, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and United States of America.

International Social Security Association
An international organization which brings together institutions and administrative bodies, dealing with one or more aspects of social security.

Just Facts
Overview of Social Security and its associated issues.

National Academy of Social Insurance
A nonprofit, nonpartisan organization made up of social experts on Social Security, Medicare, and other social insurance programs. Promotes informed policymaking on social insurance through research, education, training, and open exchange of ideas.

National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare
Seniors group outlines their positions on Social Security and Medicare issues.

The National Council of La Raza
Latino/Hispanic perspective on the unfolding debate regarding ways to reform Social Security.

National Institute of Population and Social Security Research
Social Security in Japan.

National Women's Law Center
The answers to frequently asked questions about Social Security issues as they affect women.

Network Democracy - Social Security
Interactive site for discussing options on reforming Social Security.

Old Age Security and Canada Pension Plan
Social Security in Canada.

Philippine Social Security System
Philippines' Social Security System.

Public Agenda - Social Security
Facts about Social Security taxes, benefits and the program's financial condition.

Public Program Testing Organization
Advocate for Social Security reform, criticizes effect of taxation on retirees and Ticket-to-Work program.
  • Reforming Social Security: A Balanced Plan
    Addresses the challenges to the Social Security program, including changes in life expectancy, earnings inequality, and debt.

    Regie des rentes du Quebec
    Aims to contribute to the financial security of Quebeckers and to inform the population of the importance of financial planning for retirement.

    Senior Journal
    Senior Journal for news, information and opinion on Social Security reform.

    Social Protection in the European Union Member States
    Social Security in the European Union.

    Social Security Administration - Office of the Chief Actuary
    Financial history and projections for the Social Security trust funds. Automatic annual increases in Social Security and SSI amounts.

    The Social Security Game
    Design your own solutions to Social Security's financial problems with this tool from the American Academy of Actuaries.

    Social Security Online
    Official US government site for the Social Security Administration, with news, trends, budget, publications, and comparison with systems in more than 170 countries.

    Social Security Panel 2006
    An international guide with reports of selected countries about Social Security systems and benefits.

    Trust Fund Siphon Report
    Criticizes the use of Social Security Trust Fund surpluses to fund other government activities.

    Truth About Social Security
    Describing how Social Security works, the nature of the problem it faces, and a discussion of possible reforms.

    Social Security - Is It Really a Crisis?
    Transcript of a debate by Michael Tanner of the CATO Institute, writer and economics professor Paul Krugman, and author Joshua Micah Marshall on the problems of Social Security and proposals to fix it. [PDF] (March 15, 2005)

    The Black Commentator - Bamboozled: Destruction of Social Security
    Dr. Maya Rockeymoore explains that President Bush's plans for Social Security amount to a raw deal for African-Americans. (December 16, 2004)

    AlterNet - Social Security Suicide
    Casts a skeptical eye at the very assumptions made that Social Security is in deep trouble or needs to be severely changed. (December 4, 2004)

    Social Security for Yesterday's Family?
    Urban Institute article detailing the history of Social Security, and inequities of the present system. (November 1, 2002)


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