Widows and social security.

@article{Weaver2010WidowsAS,
  title={Widows and social security.},
  author={David Alden Weaver},
  journal={Social security bulletin},
  year={2010},
  volume={70 3},
  pages={
          89-109
        }
}
This article provides policymakers with context for understanding past and future policy discussions regarding Social Security widow benefits. Using data from surveys, projections from a microsimulation model, and recent research, it examines three types of benefits-those for aged widows, widows caring for children, and disabled widows. The economic well-being of aged widows has shifted from one of widespread hardship to one in which above-poverty, but still modest, income typically prevails… CONTINUE READING

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