Brief Social Security for Yesterday's Family?
C. Eugene Steuerle, Melissa M. Favreault
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Social Security was designed in the late 1930s, a time when a married male worker and a stay-at-home wife were considered the norm. Is it too late to bring Social Security in sync with contemporary family life? Not at all. Besides reaching financial balance and increasing saving, reform should have two main goals: providing minimum levels of income above poverty and removing obvious inequities.
Research Areas Aging and retirement Taxes and budgets
Tags Social Security Economic well-being Long-term services and support Individual taxes Federal budget and economy Retirement policy