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Mitchell, Olivia S.

Works: 276 works in 1,366 publications in 3 languages and 16,711 library holdings
Genres: Cross-cultural studies  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other, Honoree
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Most widely held works about Olivia S Mitchell
Most widely held works by Olivia S Mitchell
Retirement, pensions, and social security by Gary S Fields( Book )

10 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the workforce ages : costs, benefits, and policy challenges( Book )

7 editions published in 1993 in English and Spanish and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reinventing the retirement paradigm by Robert L Clark( Book )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book explores how rising pension and healthcare costs, along with workforce aging, are affecting pension and retirement planning around the world. Many middle-aged workers now realize that they will have to work longer than intended, as they begin to recognize that their retirement resources will be inadequate to finance retirement consumption. Volatile capital markets, rising medical-care costs, and low saving rates make retirement behavior and policy a moving target. Olivia Mitchell, executive director of The Pension Research Council at Wharton, and Robert L. Clark, Professor of Business Management and Economics at North Carolina State University, explore these themes with colleagues, touching on a diverse set of issues ranging from employment trends to pension accounting and investment, to retirement system overhaul. They illustrate how employers are actively reformulating the meaning of work and retirement, seeking to encourage more people to work longer than ever before in the face of projected labor shortages
Benefits for the workplace of the future by Olivia S Mitchell( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Research frontiers in industrial relations and human resources by David Lewin( Book )

6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Redefining retirement : how will boomers fare? by Brigitte C Madrian( Book )

12 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the first of the 'Baby Boom' generation reaches 60, this unusually large cohort find themselves on the brink of retirement. Offering a guide to the issues of the retirement system, this study of a generation looks forward to the significance of those born between 1946-1966 who seem set to redefine retirement
Prospects for social security reform( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The question of Social Security reform, how to reform the system or, indeed, whether the system needs reform at all, is the subject of heated debate at all levels of government, in the media, and among workers, pensioners, and employers. Prospects for Social Security Reform informs the debate by exploring why the system is at a crossroads today and what to do about it. Diverse authors detail the size and nature of the problem, explain views of key "stakeholders" regarding reform options, and report new evidence on how reform might affect the economy at large. Research findings and public opinion polls are analyzed as are lessons from other countries experimenting with new ways to deliver old-age benefit promises
Living with defined contribution pensions : remaking responsibility for retirement( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Living with Defined Contribution Pensions analyzes the emerging trends in defined contribution pensions, addressing how the switch will affect retirement income in the future, and recommending ways to improve decision making about pension design in the future. Written for both the benefits specialist and the layperson seeking to become informed, this book is a must for anyone looking for a greater understanding of this pertinent issue
Forecasting retirement needs and retirement wealth( Book )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Forecasting Retirement Needs and Retirement Wealth, drawing on the latest information available on health, wealth, and retirement in America, offers new perspectives on ways to support the expanding population of older citizens. The contributors consider how the concept and process of retirement is evolving. They show that new paths to retirement are emerging, paths that involve "bridge" jobs and gradual transitions through various states of employment. They explore the related and equally important, though difficult, problem of determining what resources people need during retirement and consider ways to think about how much to save for old age."--Jacket
Pension design and structure : new lessons from behavioral finance by Olivia S Mitchell( Book )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and German and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whilst employees are being given more decisions to make regarding their pension provisions, research shows that they are not the best qualified people to be making such major personal economic decisions. This text explores the most commonly-held assumptions about pensions and the consequences of the growing volume of financial research
Pensions in the public sector( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Pensions in the Public Sector explores the diversity of government pension plans and investigates how these financial institutions must change in years to come. Contributors to the book show that successful public pension systems demand careful attention to benefit and financing policy, strong funding and investment performance, and continuous actuarial oversight."--Jacket
The pension challenge : risk transfers and retirement income security by Olivia S Mitchell( Book )

18 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title offers different ways to think about retirement security in a volatile financial environment. Myriad retirement risks confront employees, retirees, employers and governments. The book illustrates how stakeholders can reinvent pensions that perform well in a competitive global setting
Securing employer-based pensions : an international perspective by Wharton School( Book )

8 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Positioning pensions for the twenty-first century( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Positioning Pensions for the Twenty-First Century analyzes the role of pensions in retirement security as we enter the next century, examining how these programs will be able to withstand the challenges to the nation's retirement system and evolve actively to meet them. Developed by the Pension Research Council of the Wharton School, this book brings together a team of leading economists, corporate and labor specialists, actuaries, and policy experts to examine the future of retirement options within the context of emerging labor and business trends and innovative developments in the pension community. The authors illustrate how a successful public and private pension system can be sustained and strengthened, and demonstrate how employer pensions can be configured against a delicately financed social insurance system. The book examines areas where pensions have succeeded and failed over the last several decades, and it also points to positive new developments in the pension arena
Innovations in retirement financing( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and German and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The future of public employee retirement systems by Olivia S Mitchell( Book )

19 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"People covered by public pensions are often the subject of 'pension envy:' that is, their benefits might seem more generous and their contributions lower than those offered by the private sector. Yet this book points out that such judgments are often inaccurate, since civil servants hold jobs with few counterparts in private industry, such as firefighters, police, judges, and teachers. Often these are riskier, dirtier, and demand more loyalty and discretion than would be required of a more mobile labor force in the private sector. The debate challenges traditional ideas about how the public employee labor contract is structured and raises questions about how such employees are attracted to the public sector, retained and motivated on the job, and retired, via an entire compensation package of wages and benefits. Authors explore aspects of these schemes, addressing the cost and valuation debate, along with the political economy of how public pension asset pools are perceived and managed, an increasingly important topic in times of global financial turmoil. The discussion also explores ways that public pensions can be strengthened in the US, Japan, Canada, and Germany. The volume captures a vigorous debate currently underway by academics, financial experts, regulators, and plan sponsors, all seeking to define a new future for public retirement systems. It will be of substantial interest to a wide range of readers, since public sector employees and their representatives will naturally find the comparisons and arguments over valuation of keen interest. Public pension administrators and policymakers seeking an explanation of what makes these plans so costly will gain a new understanding of how the arguments stack up. Private sector employers and plan sponsors can learn much from efforts to reform these retirement systems in states and countries around the world. Finally, investors and the taxpaying public more generally may be at risk to cover these long-term promises, so it behoves them to pay close attention to the financing and investment practices of these plans, along with their valuation. This volume represents an invaluable addition to the Pension Research Council / Oxford University Press series as it includes actuarial, economic, and financial perspectives making it useful for academics, retirement plan administrators, and public employees wishing to understand the challenges facing public pensions."--Publisher's website
Restructuring retirement risks by David Blitzstein( Book )

12 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Highlighting retirement security as a major policy concern, this book addresses the question 'What are the risks & rewards in pensions, & what paths can stakeholders chose to solve these problems?'. It deals with employees' needs & expectations employers' intentions & realizations, & policymakers' efforts to resolve the many challenges
Recalibrating retirement spending and saving( Book )

10 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As Baby Boomers make the transition into their 60s, they are focusing policymakers' and the media's attention on how this generation will manage the retirement phase of its lifetime. This volume acknowledges that many, though not all, in this older cohort have accumulated substantial assets, so for them, the question is what will they do with what they have? The book provides a detailed exploration of how people entering retirement will deploy their accumulated assets in the near and long term, so to best meet their myriad spending, investment, and other objectives." "This new volume will be especially useful for analysts and consumers concerned with ways to position, invest, manage, and spend retirement assets; financial advisers and academics debating ways to effectively manage assets in retirement; and lawyers and policy experts evaluating regulation for the retirement payout marketplace."--Jacket
Financial literacy : implications for retirement security and the financial marketplace( Book )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As financial markets grow ever more complex and integrated, households must make increasingly sophisticated and all-too-often irreversible economic decisions. This is particularly evident in retirement decision-making. Traditional defined benefit pension schemes are being replaced with defined contribution pensions; employer and government judgment regarding how much to save and where to invest has been replaced by employees having to make these choices on their own (sometimes assisted by advisers); and retirees have become responsible for managing their own pension assets. This volume explores how financial literacy can enhance peoples' ability to make informed economic choices. It proposes that financial literacy determines how well people make and execute saving, investing, borrowing, and planning decisions. It examines causality using controlled settings to disentangle whether financial literacy causes saving or vice versa, and demonstrates that financial education programs do indeed enhance financial decision-making and asset accumulation
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Retirement, pensions, and social security
Alternative Names
Mitchell, O. S.

Mitchell, Olivia

Mitchell, Olivia Stafford

Olivia Mitchell économiste américaine

Olivia S. Mitchell economista estadounidense

Stafford Mitchell, Olivia

English (175)

German (2)

Spanish (1)

As the workforce ages : costs, benefits, and policy challengesReinventing the retirement paradigmBenefits for the workplace of the futureResearch frontiers in industrial relations and human resourcesRedefining retirement : how will boomers fare?Prospects for social security reformLiving with defined contribution pensions : remaking responsibility for retirementForecasting retirement needs and retirement wealth