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ERIC Number: ED166136
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Retirement Systems of the American Teacher.
Schmid, W. William
The descriptive-analytical detail of this study provides confirmation of the generality that, if teachers continue with the profession long enough, they will retire with allowance payments close to or even below poverty levels. The research reviews most aspects of teacher retirement including: (1) historical and philosophical background; (2) overall and administrative view of retirement systems; (3) financial operations of state-wide retirement systems; (4) the social security system and its relation to teacher retirement; (5) typical retirement plans and benefits; (6) disability retirement; (7) mandatory retirement, vesting retirement, and creditable years of service; (8) the mobile teacher; (9) death and survivor benefits; and (10) cost of living needs. All state programs for teacher retirement are analyzed and evaluated, and recommendations are provided for systems improvement in each state system. A bibliography is also provided. (DS)
Descriptors: Needs Assessment, Older Adults, Program Administration, Program Evaluation, Rating Scales, Retirement Benefits, State Programs, Systems Analysis, Systems Development, Teacher Retirement, Teacher Welfare
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Federation of Teachers, Washington, DC.
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