An economic profile of American older women.

  title={An economic profile of American older women.},
  author={Michael I. Lewis},
  journal={Journal of the American Medical Women's Association},
  volume={52 3},
This literature review examines the economic status of American women age 65 and older in view of their longevity, employment patterns, sources of income, income levels, potential for poverty, and their economic stake in current public policy debates and actions regarding Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and SSI. Although women live longer and therefore must stretch their financial resources further than men, longevity is not the sole cause of their economic vulnerability. Rather, it is… CONTINUE READING

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