Social Security and Its Discontents: Perspectives on Choice

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Index
Aaron, Henry, 39, 166, 176–78, 182, 210, 214, 218–19, 247–48, 262–63, 284
Abdnor, Leanne, 203
Administradoras de Fondos de Pensiones, 190–91.See also Chile, privatization of Social Security in
Administrative costs, 311–17
comparison with existing retirement programs, individual account, 321–23
current system, per worker, 329–30
existing infrastructure, individual account, 321
factors affecting, individual account system, 318–21
government control over administration functions, government investment in stock market, efficiency on terms, 327
government-run system, reasons for low costs, 329
increase of account size, decrease in, individual account, 323
individual account system, 317–21, 324–28
money management, individual account, 320–21
prediction by industry representatives is, individual account, 325
private pension plans, significant variation, 322
record keeping, individual account, 320–21
requirements leading to increase in, individual accounts, 325–26
technology in effect on, individual accounts, 326
transmission large firms, individual account, 319, small firms, individual account, 319–20
Advance funding
government investment, 31
individual investment, 31
African Americans, 61–62, 147–62, 181
bonds, ownership by, 152
business bankruptcy rates, effect of scarcity of, 153
certificates of deposit, ownership by, 152
civil rights issue, Social Security reform, 159
crime rates, effect of scarcity of, 153
deficit, 154–55
dependence on Social Security, 147
education, wealth gap and, 151
effect of current law on, 165
entrance into workforce, age, 150
family structure, wealth gap and, 151
financial crisis, effect of, 147
gifts, taxation of, 155
households owning financial assets, 152
income comparisons, 152
individual accounts, benefits to, 155–58
inheritances, taxation of, 155
inner-city neighborhoods, 153
insolvency, Social Security, 154–55
interest, taxation of, 155
investment patterns of, 151–52
investments, taxation of, 155
life expectancy, 147–50 lower return due to, 149
life insurance, ownership by, 152
males, payroll tax returns, 149
mortality, 147–49, 150
mutual funds, ownership by, 152
private pension coverage, 151–52
profits, taxation of, 155
replacement rate, Social Security, 154
retirement accounts, ownership by, 152
retirement age, effect on, 155
scarcity of investment capital, effect of, 153
shortfall, 154–55
single black man, inequity in payroll tax returns, 149

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