A Challenge to Social Security. The Changing Roles of Women by Richard V. Burkhauser

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These plans generally assign pension rights on an individualistic basis, whereby earnings-replacement rates do not vary with marital status or family size. Most plans have provisions for paying vested pensions to survivors. The value of the survivor benefit does not depend on the number of the deceased's dependents. King documents that most plans do not permit collection of death benefits prior to the time at which the 16 worker would have retired. The courts in community-property states have consistently ruled that vested pension benefits are accessible to the divorced spouse of the worker.

However, the proponents of insurance equity are quick to point out the lack of equity in allowing two workers who make the same contribution to receive different total benefits on the grounds that one has a spouse and 8 dependent children and the other does not. This nonconformity with insurance principles could be remedied either by abolishing the family benefits or by reducing the contributions required of workers who have no families. It would, of course, be difficult to classify youthful workers by the likelihood that they will have spouses or dependent children when they reach retirement age or die.

Hazel Kyrk (1953, p. 17) identified the family as a status system surviving in what is otherwise largely a regime of contract. A pure individualist might assert complete indifference about how people choose to relate themselves to other adults or to children. Presumably such a choice is freely made as a way to maximize one's own utility given one's income. Hence, a transfer of income from a single person to a married person at the same income level will not increase total utility any more than a transfer from a non-car-owner to a car-owner.

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