Navigation Links
Brief clarifies Social Security's value for women
Date:12/16/2010

Without Social Security, research indicates that about half of women age 65 and older would be living in poverty. With the program in place, the poverty rate for women falls to 12 percent. These facts paired with recommended future courses of action are presented in the latest installment of the Public Policy & Aging Research Brief series from the National Academy on an Aging Society, the public policy branch of The Gerontological Society of America (GSA).

The new publication, "For Millions of Older Women, Social Security Is a Lifeline," was funded by grant support from The Retirement Research Foundation and represents a current synthesis of knowledge about Social Security's long-term impact on women's financial security.

"Older women especially those who are not married rely heavily on Social Security, as this research brief makes clear," said GSA Pubic Policy Committee Chair Sara Rix, PhD. "Relatively modest changes to restore solvency to the Social Security system would ensure that these women and the generations that follow them will be able to depend on their Social Security benefits well into the future."

In recent years, Social Security's financial position has caught the interest of the public, spurred on by the mounting U.S. debt burden, the recession of the early 21st century, and the large demographic shifts that have been underway for several decades.

The new brief demonstrates that, under the current system, some women fare better than others. Virginia P. Reno of the National Academy of Social Insurance introduces readers to Social Security finances and the adequacy of benefits going forward. Next, Joan Entmacher of the National Women's Law Center makes the argument that improving Social Security widow benefits is a feasible and important strategy for reducing poverty. Finally, in a piece that challenges some commonly held assumptions, Rix addresses the needs of caregivers.

The brief is the third and final component of a grant partnership between GSA and the Retirement Research Foundation. The first was a pre-conference workshop, "Women's Health and Retirement Security: How Far We Have Come and Where We Need To Go," organized by GSA at its 2008 Annual Scientific Meeting. The second was a special issue of The National Academy on an Aging Society's quarterly Public Policy & Aging Report (Volume 19, Number 2), which examined findings from the pre-conference workshop.


'/>"/>

Contact: Todd Kluss
tkluss@geron.org
202-587-2839
The Gerontological Society of America
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. New brief tool to screen for cognitive impairment in elderly patients
2. Chest news briefs: CPAP may cause facial changes
3. Ways nursing can advance health care improvements: IOM to hold briefing on Oct. 5
4. Many Depressed People Have Mild, Brief Episodes of Mania
5. News briefs from the August issue of Chest
6. Special news media briefing and reception during American Chemical Society national meeting
7. News briefs from the July issue of Chest
8. Electronic Referral Management Streamlines Referral Process and Boosts Provider Revenues, Says New Carefx Issue Brief
9. Brief Exercise Reduces Impact of Stress on Cell Aging, UCSF Study Shows
10. Press briefings at International Microbicides Conference May 22-25
11. News briefs from the May issue of Chest
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... March 24, 2017 , ... According to a new study by NCPA ... does not obey the rules Congress has directed the CBO to follow. The CBO ... reform would restore. Yet, it estimates a reduction in employer-based coverage due to the ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... Diego, Calif. (PRWEB) , ... March 24, 2017 ... ... has raised over $100,000 for its innovative EcoQube Frame vertical micro-veggies garden on ... the instant demand for the product – with nearly 2,000 consumers (and counting) ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Viewers who like to educate themselves on current issues and ... services, and societal issues tend to appreciate and love the "Informed" series, hosted by ... running events for causes around the world. , Running for charity has ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... March 24, 2017 , ... “End Time GPS”: ... events will interrelate. “End Time GPS” is the creation of published author, Wesley ... while working on military munitions and space-vehicle projects. Now, at age ninety-one, he shares ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... ... March 23, 2017 , ... A recent report from the National Council ... programs. The NCTQ report suggests, based on a review of GPA and SAT/ACT requirements ... quality in the U.S. It argues that this higher bar should be set by ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/24/2017)... , March 24, 2017 ... providing high-quality and cost-effective drug development and ... pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry, announced today the ... ShangPharma will be consolidating the Contract ... (CMO) under Shanghai ChemPartner. These entities include ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... Research and Markets has announced the addition ... - 2035" report to their offering. ... The Deep Learning: Drug Discovery and Diagnostics ... the growing market of deep learning solutions within the healthcare domain. ... emerged as a novel solution to generate relevant insights from medical ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of the ... their offering. ... provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada , ... Asia-Pacific , Latin America , and Rest of ... 2022. Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: