Retirement Security

The Neoliberal Economy and Erosion of Retirement Security

By Larry Polivka and Baozhen Luo. Originally published by the Gerontological Society of America in 2015. Abstract The origins and trajectory of the crisis in the United States retirement security system have slowly become part of the discussion about the social, political, and economic impacts of population aging. Private sources of retirement security have weakened […]

Neoliberalism and the Future of Retirement Security

Originally published by the Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics in 2020 By Larry Polivka Abstract The main questions addressed in this article are: (a) what is the economic status of current retirees and the projected status of future retirees; (b) how does the status of current and future retirees vary by race, gender, socioeconomic […]

Retirement Security

By Lori Gonzalez Introduction Retirement security—being able to transition out of the workforce without severe financial devastation or serious risks to health—was first formed in the U.S. by the New Deal programs enacted in the 1930s which included Social Security and unemployment insurance.  Assistance for older people prior to the New Deal was largely absent save […]