Different Approaches for Dealing with Social Security
AbstractThis paper discusses the report of the 1994 Quadrennial Advisory Council on Social Security, of which the author was chair. The system is out of long-term actuarial balance and, as a maturing defined benefit pay-as-you-go system, is giving younger cohorts ever lower returns on their payroll contributions. The council suggested three approaches--each of which involves higher national saving and a way to get some retirement funds invested in equities. One of these approaches preserves the present benefit structure, one shifts to large-scale individual accounts, and one is a hybrid.
CitationGramlich, Edward M. 1996. "Different Approaches for Dealing with Social Security." Journal of Economic Perspectives, 10 (3): 55-66. DOI: 10.1257/jep.10.3.55
- H55 Social Security and Public Pensions