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Restoring Retirement Security: Supplemental Social Insurance for Washington

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Publication Date: March 2010

Publisher(s): Economic Opportunity Institute

Author(s): John Burbank

Topic: Population and demographics (Older people)
Social conditions (Public welfare and social services)

Keywords: Elderly; social security; retirment; seniors

Coverage: Washington


Social Security remains as a solid pedestal for our retirement, but pensions are shrinking or non-existent and workers are more apt to have debts than savings. This can be overcome by first augmenting federal Social Security benefits; second, advancing universally accessible voluntary retirement accounts; and third, as this brief outlines in more detail, developing a progressive state-level supplemental social insurance system.


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