Older Women's Retirement Security: A Primer

  title={Older Women's Retirement Security: A Primer},
  author={Heidi Hartmann and Ashley E. English},
  journal={Journal of Women, Politics \& Policy},
  pages={109 - 140}
This article provides an overview of the basic facts of old age in the United States, including a description of the retirement programs commonly available to the elderly and an examination of gender differences in the retirement experience. Women's greater economic insecurity relative to men during the retirement years is closely linked to their different work experiences, including differences in earnings, years of employment, Social Security earnings records, and likelihood of pension… Expand
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