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Handbook of Social Work in Health and Aging$
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Barbara Berkman and Sarah D'Ambruoso

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195173727

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173727.001.0001

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Private Retirement Benefits

Private Retirement Benefits

(p.839) 78 Private Retirement Benefits
Handbook of Social Work in Health and Aging

Robert B. Hudson

Oxford University Press

This chapter reviews the place of private pensions in the overall retirement income picture, recent trends in private pension coverage, and the adequacy of private pensions in helping to meet the retirement needs of vulnerable populations. The last issue is of special importance to geriatric social workers, who must be aware of and knowledgeable about the income adequacy and security challenges that their clients are facing.

Keywords:   elderly, private pensions, retirement income, social work practice

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