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Social Security in the U.S. and Other Nations

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Social Security in the U.S. and Other Nations

Social Security in the U.S. and Other Nations

Social Security in the U.S. and Other Nations

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It's pay-as-you-go services for German retirees; private accounts for Great Britain's elderly — and retirement in Chile is fully privatized. We look at what the United States can learn about social security from other nations.

Guests:

Jonathan Gruber, professor of economics at MIT; co-editor, Social Security Programs and Retirement around the World

Reinhold Schnabel, visiting fellow, National Bureau of Economic Research

José Piñera, former labor and social security minister in Chile; designed Chile's current privatized system