Details the history and development of the American system of Social Security and examines the serious problems it faces. Covers the "prehistory" of Social Security dating back to the 19th century and projects the program’s likely future over the next several generations. Thematically, chronicles the origination of the initial Social Security Act of 1935, each major reform to the Act through today, the nature and magnitude of the current difficulty facing Social Security, and each major remedy that has been proposed. Also examines programs in other nations and how they have attempted to address similar problems.--From publisher description
Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers. Coverage is from 1952 to the present.