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Controlling CrimeStrategies and Tradeoffs

Controlling Crime: Strategies and Tradeoffs

Philip J. Cook, Jens Ludwig, and Justin McCrary (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226115122
eISBN:
9780226115139
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226115139.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Criminal justice expenditures have more than doubled since the 1980s, dramatically increasing costs to the public. With state and local revenue shortfalls resulting from the recent recession, the ... More

Developments in the Economics of Aging

Developments in the Economics of Aging

David A. Wise (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226903354
eISBN:
9780226903361
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226903361.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The number of Americans eligible to receive Social Security benefits will increase from forty-five million to nearly eighty million in the next twenty years. Retirement systems must therefore adapt ... More

Discoveries in the Economics of Aging

Discoveries in the Economics of Aging

David A. Wise (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780226146096
eISBN:
9780226146126
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226146126.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The societal impact of aging baby boomers is compounded by longer life expectancies, which have risen continually over many decades. The implications of these demographic trends are extensive and ... More

The Distributional Aspects of Social Security and Social Security Reform

The Distributional Aspects of Social Security and Social Security Reform

Martin Feldstein and Jeffrey B. Liebman (eds)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226241067
eISBN:
9780226241890
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226241890.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Social security is the largest and perhaps the most popular program run by the federal government. Given the projected increase in both individual life expectancy and sheer number of retirees, ... More

Economics of Means-Tested Transfer Programs in the United States, Volume I

Economics of Means-Tested Transfer Programs in the United States, Volume I

Robert A. Moffitt (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226370477
eISBN:
9780226370507
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226370507.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This volume collects a series of essays by prominent economists on each of the major means-tested, or welfare, programs in the United States. Each essay covers the institutional history of a program, ... More

Economics of Means-Tested Transfer Programs in the United States, Volume II

Economics of Means-Tested Transfer Programs in the United States, Volume II

Robert A. Moffitt (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226392493
eISBN:
9780226392523
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226392523.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This volume collects a series of essays by prominent economists on each of the major means-tested, or welfare, programs in the United States. Each essay covers the institutional history of a ... More

Emerging Labor Market Institutions for the Twenty-First Century

Emerging Labor Market Institutions for the Twenty-First Century

Richard B. Freeman, Joni Hersch, and Lawrence Mishel Mishel (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226261577
eISBN:
9780226261812
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226261812.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Private sector unionism is in decline in the United States. As a result, labor advocates, community groups, nongovernmental organizations, and individuals concerned with the well-being of workers ... More

Explorations in the Economics of Aging

Explorations in the Economics of Aging

David A. Wise (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226903378
eISBN:
9780226903385
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226903385.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The next two decades will mark a new phase in the demographic transition of the United States as baby boomers become eligible for Social Security and Medicare. Drawing on evidence from the United ... More

The Gender Impact of Social Security Reform

The Gender Impact of Social Security Reform

Estelle James, Alejandra Edwards, and Rebeca Wong

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226392004
eISBN:
9780226392028
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226392028.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

As populations age and revenues diminish, government and private pension funds around the world are facing insolvency. The looming social security crisis is especially dire for women, who live longer ... More

Health at Older AgesThe Causes and Consequences of Declining Disability Among the Elderly

Health at Older Ages: The Causes and Consequences of Declining Disability Among the Elderly

David M. Cutler and David A. Wise (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226132310
eISBN:
9780226132327
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226132327.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Americans are living longer—and staying healthier longer—than ever before. Despite the rapid disappearance of pensions and health care benefits for retirees, older people are healthier and better off ... More

Health Care Issues in the United States and Japan

Health Care Issues in the United States and Japan

David A. Wise and Naohiro Yashiro (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226902920
eISBN:
9780226903248
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226903248.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Recent data show wide disparity between Japan and the United States in the effectiveness of their health care systems. Japan spends close to the lowest percentage of its gross domestic product on ... More

Insights in the Economics of Aging

Insights in the Economics of Aging

David A. Wise (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226426679
eISBN:
9780226426709
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226426709.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This volume marks thirty years since the inception of the NBER program on aging, and is the sixteenth in a series of NBER volumes that highlight economics of aging research. When the program began, ... More

Investigations in the Economics of Aging

Investigations in the Economics of Aging

David A. Wise (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226903132
eISBN:
9780226903163
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226903163.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

One of the most well-established relationships in the economics of aging is that between health and wealth. Yet this relationship is also changing in conjunction with a rapidly aging population as ... More

Means-Tested Transfer Programs in the United States

Means-Tested Transfer Programs in the United States

Robert A. Moffitt (ed.)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226533568
eISBN:
9780226533575
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226533575.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Few United States government programs are as controversial as those designed to aid the poor. From tax credits to medical assistance, aid to needy families is surrounded by debate—on what benefits ... More

The Myth of Achievement TestsThe GED and the Role of Character in American Life

The Myth of Achievement Tests: The GED and the Role of Character in American Life

James J. Heckman, John Eric Humphries, and Tim Kautz (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226100098
eISBN:
9780226100128
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226100128.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Modern societies rely on written tests. Achievement tests have come to play a prominent role. They are used to sift and sort people, to evaluate schools, and to assess the performance of entire ... More

Overcoming the Saving SlumpHow to Increase the Effectiveness of Financial Education and Saving Programs

Overcoming the Saving Slump: How to Increase the Effectiveness of Financial Education and Saving Programs

Annamaria Lusardi (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226497099
eISBN:
9780226497105
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226497105.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The great majority of working Americans are unprepared to face the difficult task of planning for retirement. In fact, the personal savings rate has been holding steady at zero for several years, ... More

The Problems of Disadvantaged YouthAn Economic Perspective

The Problems of Disadvantaged Youth: An Economic Perspective

Jonathan Gruber (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226309453
eISBN:
9780226309477
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226309477.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

One of the most important public policy issues in the United States is how to improve the life prospects of disadvantaged youth who, in their formative years, face low-quality school systems, poor ... More

Reforming the Welfare StateRecovery and Beyond in Sweden

Reforming the Welfare State: Recovery and Beyond in Sweden

Richard B. Freeman, Birgitta Swedenborg, and Robert H. Topel (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226261928
eISBN:
9780226261911
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226261911.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Over the course of the twentieth century, Sweden carried out one of the most ambitious experiments by a capitalist market economy in developing a large and active welfare state. Sweden's generous ... More

Social SecurityA Fresh Look at Policy Alternatives

Social Security: A Fresh Look at Policy Alternatives

Jagadeesh Gokhale

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226300337
eISBN:
9780226300368
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226300368.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Many of us suspect that Social Security faces eventual bankruptcy. But the government projects its future finances using long outdated methods. Employing a more up-to-date approach, this book argues ... More

Social Security Pension Reform in Europe

Social Security Pension Reform in Europe

Martin Feldstein and Horst Siebert (eds)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226241081
eISBN:
9780226241913
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226241913.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Social Security in the United States and in Europe is at a critical juncture. In this book, a number of chapters discuss the challenges facing Social Security reform in the aging societies of Europe. ... More

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