A Benefit of One's Own: Older Women's Entitlement to Social Security Retirement

TitleA Benefit of One's Own: Older Women's Entitlement to Social Security Retirement
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2000
AuthorsLevine, PB, Mitchell, OS, Phillips, JWR
JournalSocial Security Bulletin
Volume63
Issue3
Pagination47-53
Call Numberpubs_2000_Levine_PSSB.pdf
KeywordsConsumption and Savings, Health Conditions and Status, Methodology, Retirement Planning and Satisfaction, Social Security, Women and Minorities
Abstract

Using data from the Health and Retirement Study (HRS) and linked administrative records, we explore differences in old-age benefits between men and women attributable to differences in length of work life and pay. We find that most women are fully insured for Social Security purposes, but those who are not would have to work substantially more to become eligible. Among those who are eligible, additional work would translate into only slightly higher benefits.

Notes

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URLhttp://www.ssa.gov/policy/pubs/SSB/
Endnote Keywords

Social Security and Public Pensions/Economics of Gender/Economics of the Elderly/Retirement/Retirement Policies/Old/Social Security/Women

Endnote ID

1148

Citation Key6682