O'Reilly logo

Social Security by Jan Yager, Fred Yager

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

CHAPTER19

What the Future Holds for Social Security

In This Chapter

  • The debate over whether Social Security can survive
  • Pros and cons of raising the full retirement age
  • Considering whether raising the earnings base would help
  • Is privatization a sensible solution?

Anyone facing a life dependent on receiving Social Security benefits, whether for retirement income, survivor’s benefits, or disability benefits, is worried about the future of this vital program.

As Drew DeSilver, writing for the think tank Pew Research, points out, Social Security touches the lives of a huge number of Americans. At the end of 2012, that was to the tune of 57 million ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required