ERIC Number: ED194793
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Emerging Options for Work and Retirement Policy. (An Analysis of Major Income and Employment Issues With an Agenda for Research Priorities.) An Information Paper.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Special Committee on Aging.
This information paper on the major income and employment issues affecting older Americans survey the economic impacts of an aging population, presents an agenda for future research into principle income and employment policy issues, and provides an outline of those policy options to be reviewed as a basis for governmental policy formation. Benefit adequacy and fairness, retirement systems, pension plan funding, the impact of extending the individual's working life, and the coordination and design of current retirement policies are examined. The implications of migration and regional development patterns and the impact of an aging population on employment, income, wealth, government spending and revenues, pension plans, and financial markets are analyzed. Following a discussion of data availability, research priorities are identified in the following areas: finance, benefit adequacy and fairness, employment, and systems coordination and design. The position taken on social security and public retirement systems by business, labor, and the aged is set forth. Conflicts among objectives, major gaps in identified policy options, and the relationship of policy options to economic trends are described. A total of 120 recent related research projects are listed in an appendix. (MN)
Descriptors: Economic Factors, Financial Needs, Income, Needs Assessment, Older Adults, Older Workers, Policy Formation, Program Development, Public Policy, Research Needs, Retirement, Retirement Benefits
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Opinion Papers; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Special Committee on Aging.
Identifiers - Location: United States