The Economic Status of Elderly Divorced Women

  title={The Economic Status of Elderly Divorced Women},
  author={Steven J. Haider and Alison Jacknowitz and Robert F. Schoeni},
Over the past 35 years the gap in poverty between divorced and married women increased from 2:1 (in 1967) to 4:1 (in 2001). Despite high poverty rates, divorced women are no less educated than married women. Labor market earnings are a particularly important source of income for elderly divorced women; Divorced women's level of labor force participation is comparable to that of married men; however, retirement of divorced women experiences no spike at ages 62 and 65, as is the case for married… CONTINUE READING


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