The work and retirement decisions of older women: a literature review.

  title={The work and retirement decisions of older women: a literature review.},
  author={David A. Weaver},
  journal={Social security bulletin},
  volume={57 1},
This article reviews the economic literature on the work and retirement decisions of older women. Economic studies generally find that married women respond to the financial reward for work (for example, wages) in making their work and retirement decisions, but that they do not respond to unearned income and wealth (for example, the value of lifetime Social Security benefits). Unmarried women are found to respond to all types of financial variables. Most economic studies find that the family… CONTINUE READING

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