By Richard V. Burkhauser
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She walks in good looks
George Gordon, Lord Byron
I She walks in attractiveness, just like the evening
Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
And all that’s better of darkish and bright
Meet in her point and her eyes:
therefore mellow’d to that soft gentle
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Had part impair’d the anonymous grace
Which waves in each raven tress,
Or softly lightens o’er her face;
the place strategies serenely candy show
How natural, how pricey their dwelling-place.
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So gentle, so calm, but eloquent,
the grins that win, the tints that glow,
yet inform of days in goodness spent,
A brain at peace with all less than,
A middle whose love is innocent!
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Homemaker credits and earnings sharing would tie benefits more closely to payroll tax contributions. Hence, they would increase the insurance equity in social security. However, neither of these proposals adopts a purely individualistic approach, because they both recognize marriage as a resource-sharing institution and take marital status into account in assigning benefits. From a familist perspective it seems odd to take any account of marriage without further recognizing that marital unions are the basis for the important social functions that families perform.
Employee's pension insurance pays 50% of insured's pension to widow or widower, flat benefits to children. National pension has flat benefits for widows and orphans. 1 (Continued) Country Cash Benefits for Insured Workers and Family Members Survivor Benefits Netherlands Old-age pension has flat supplement for wife of any age. Flat benefits for widows and orphans. New Zealand Flat-rate pension for aged couple is 166% of pension for single person. Flat benefits for children. Income-tested benefits for widows and orphans.
In reviewing the four major proposals for change, it is important to recognize the underlying assumptions made by each about family decisions and who should bear responsibility for them. Earnings sharing assumes that labor force withdrawal is a joint decision by husband and wife and that both worker and homemaker should share the cost of this decision. Earnings sharing, by splitting total earnings between spouses, forces the working spouse to share this cost through lower benefits and explicitly recognizes the contribution of the nonworking or lower-earning spouse in the higher-paid accomplishments of the other spouse.
A Challenge to Social Security. The Changing Roles of Women and Men in American Society by Richard V. Burkhauser