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Longevity Policy: Facing Up to Longevity Issues Affecting Social Security, Pensions, and Older Workers

Turner argues that public policy should recognize longevity policy as a distinct policy area. Rather than separately treating issues raised by life expectancy (e.g., Social Security, pensions, older workers), a unified approach should be developed that recognizes their interrelationship.

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The Oxford Handbook of Pensions and Retirement Income

The Oxford Handbook of Pensions and Retirement Income, by Gordon L. Clark, Alicia H. Munnell and J. Michael Orszag, September 2006.

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What Women Need to Know About Retirement

What Women Need to Know About Retirement, edited by Jeffrey R. Lewis and Cindy Hounsell, July 2007.
"Available for free on the Internet, this book will provide the reader with a blueprint to both get started planning a retirement and to grow that investment."

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Protecting Your Pension For Dummies

Protecting Your Pension For Dummies, by Robert D. Gary, Esq. and Jori Bloom Naegele, Esq., July 2007.

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Building on Social Security's Success

Building on Social Security's Success, by Virginia Reno, November 2007. EPI Briefing Paper #208.

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Pension Dumping: The Reasons, the Wreckage, the Stakes for Wall Street

Pension Dumping: The Reasons, the Wreckage, the Stakes for Wall Street, by Fran Hawthorne, March 2008.
"Pension Dumping explains in shocking detail how terminating the pension plan became a knee-jerk strategy for bankrupt companies that hope to attract big investors to help them reorganize."

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The Big Squeeze: Tough Times for the American Worker

The Big Squeeze: Tough Times for the American Worker, by Steven Greenhouse, April 2008.
"The Big Squeeze takes a fresh, probing, and often shocking look at the stresses and strains faced by tens of millions of American workers as wages have stagnated, health and pension benefits have grown stingier, and job security has shriveled."

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Robert M. Ball and the Politics of Social Security

A highly recommended is a biography of Bob Ball, who served as Social Security Commissioner from 1962-1973 and is widely regarded as "Mr. Social Security" for his successes over the years in preserving and strengthening the system. Robert M. Ball and the Politics of Social Security, by Edward D.

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Meeting Social Security’s Long-Range Shortfall

Former Board member Robert M. Ball wrote Meeting Social Security’s Long-Range Shortfall, an issue brief for the Century Foundation that updates his earlier publication, Fixing Social Security.

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Fun and Games with the Roth IRA

Board Vice Chair Daniel Halperin wrote "Fun and Games with the Roth IRA" for Tax Notes in July 2006. (PDF, copyright 2006 Tax Analysts. Reprinted with permission.).

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The Battle for Social Security

Board Chair Nancy Altman’s book, The Battle for Social Security: From FDR’s Vision to Bush’s Gamble, was described by theWashington Post as "a fine history of America's most important government program...that tells the story wonderfully...and moves briskly along the int

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The Social Security Fix-It Book

Board member Alicia Munnell has co-authored The Social Security Fix-It Book for the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College. The book is a short, colorful guide to Social Security, its financing issues, and proposals for eliminating its shortfall.

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Working Longer: The Solution to the Retirement Income Challenge

Board member Alicia Munnell has co-authored Working Longer: The Solution to the Retirement Income Challenge, which proposes that the most effective response to the retirement income challenge lies in remaining in the workforce longer.

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Your Pension Rights at Divorce, What Women Need to Know

Your Pension Rights at Divorce, What Women Need to Know

Originally published in 1991 and updated in 1995, this book is an invaluable resource for women (and men) going through divorce.

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Pensions in Crisis

Pensions in Crisis: Why the System is Failing America and How You Can Protect Your Future

Published in 1995, this book covers every aspect of the private pension system and raises the questions every American needs to ask.

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Where to Look for Help with a Pension Problem

Published in 2006, this guide listed many of the government agencies, private organizations and legal referral programs that provide assistance with pension problems.

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