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The generational equity debate

Author: John B Williamson; Diane M Watts-Roy; Eric R Kingson
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©1999.
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This study attempts to provide a balanced perspective on social security and health care - particularly as they concern the elderly. Essays support generational equity, generational interdependence,  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John B Williamson; Diane M Watts-Roy; Eric R Kingson
ISBN: 023111284X 9780231112840
OCLC Number: 924939936
Description: xii, 263 p. : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I Introduction 1 Framing the Generational Equity Debate, by John B. Williamson and Diane Watts-Roy Part II The Generational Equity Frame 2 How Will America Pay for the Retirement of the Baby Boom Generation?, by Peter G. Peterson 3 Generational Equity and the Birth of a Revolutionary Class, by Lester C. Thurow 4 Generational Justice and Generational Accounting, by Jagadeesh Gokhale and Laurence J. Kotlikoff 5 Care for the Elderly: What About Our Children?, by Richard D. Lamm 6 Age-Based Rationing of Medical Care, by Daniel Callahan Part III The Generational Interdependence Frame 7 America Can Afford to Grow Old, by Alicia H. Munnell 8 Social Security and the Myth of the Entitlement "Crisis", by Jill Quadagno 9 Scapegoating the Old: Intergenerational Equity and Age-Based Health Care Rationing, by Robert H. Binstock 10 Social Security and the Politics of Generational Conflict, by Theodore Marmor, Fay Lomax Cook, and Stephen Scher 11 Why Privatizing Social Security is a Bad Idea, by Eric R. Kingson and John B. Williamson Part IV Voices from Generation X 12 Third Millennium Declaration Third Millennium 13 Agenda 2000 2030 Center
Responsibility: edited by John B. Williamson, Diane M. Watts-Roy, and Eric R. Kingson.


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This book should be required reading for Generation X'ers who worry that Social Security won't 'be there' when they retire--and for politicians and financiers who worry that we can't afford an aging Read more...

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