Means Testing

Means Testing Social Security: Income Versus Wealth

The U.S. Social Security System is a defined benefit retirement system that uses a progressive formula to calculate own benefits based on past indexed covered… Read More ›

Means Testing Public Pensions: A Policy Option for an Ageing Population

Large projected fiscal burdens due to population ageing have caused many countries to increase the access age of their old age pensions. The average pensionable… Read More ›

An Interview with Professor Jane Millar, OBE

The financial hardship of poor working families represents a key policy challenge in many countries. Sue Regan interviews Jane Millar, Professor of Social Policy at… Read More ›

The Dynamics of “Zero Net Taxpayers”: A Lifecourse and Risk Perspective

This is the final part in a four-part series on the topic. The media and political debate about “zero net taxpayers” relies on these static… Read More ›

Zero Net Taxpayers: How Does Australia Compare?

This post is the third of a four-part series on the topic. The existence and the extent of “zero net taxpayers” is a reflection of… Read More ›

Completing the Reform Journey to Adequate, Secure And Sustainable Retirement Incomes for All Australians

The Committee for Sustainable Retirement Incomes (CSRI) held its second Leadership Forum on 12-13 October 2016. The Committee is an independent think tank which exists… Read More ›