Abstract: Recommended by Nobel Prize-winning economist Milton Friedman as a 'thoughtful and thorough analysis of how to move from our present social security system ... [to one] that would certainly be a major improvement over the current system.'
Keywords: book review, economics, social security, United States, evaluation.

Title: Too Many Promises: The Uncertain Future of Social Security
Author: Michael J. Boskin
Publisher: Periodicals Service Co.
Date Published: May 1986
ISBN: 0870947796
LOCN: HD7125.B585 1986
Dewey: 368.4/3/00973 19
Pages: 196
Footnotes: 64
Figures: 3
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Foreword by M.J. Rossant, Director, Twentieth Century Fund


Chapter 1: An Overview

Chapter 2: The Economic and Health Status of the Elderly

Chapter 3: Retirement Patterns and Policies

Chapter 4: Evaluating Social Insurance Options

Chapter 5: Changing the Scope of Social Security

Chapter 6: Changes in Benefit Structure

Chapter 7: Alternative Methods of Finance

Chapter 8: Toward a Solution: A Two-Tier Social Security System

Appendix : The History and Nature of Social Security Benefits


Author:        Boskin, Michael J.
Title:         Too many promises : the uncertain future of
                  social security / Michael J. Boskin.
Published:     Homewood, Ill. : Dow Jones-Irwin, c1986.
Description:   xiv, 196 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
LC Call No.:   HD7125.B585 1986
Dewey No.:     368.4/3/00973 19
ISBN:          0870947796
Notes:         "A Twentieth Century Fund report."
               Bibliography: p. 183-189.
               Includes index.
Subjects:      Social security -- United States.
               Social security -- United States -- Evaluation.
Control No.:   86070430 //r87


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