Women's receipt of Social Security retirement benefits: expectations compared to elections

TitleWomen's receipt of Social Security retirement benefits: expectations compared to elections
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsGillen, M, Heath, CJ
JournalJournal of women and aging
Volume25
Issue4
Pagination321
KeywordsRetirement Planning and Satisfaction, Social Security, Women and Minorities
Abstract

This research contributes knowledge regarding the options of early, normal, or delayed receipt of Social Security retirement benefits and research-based findings regarding women's expected and actual timing of election of Social Security retirement benefits. First, descriptive analyses of alternative retirement options, based on Social Security retirement benefit rules, are provided. Second, the 2000, 2002, 2004, and 2006 waves of Health and Retirement Study (HRS) data are used to analyze women's anticipated and actual election of Social Security retirement benefits. Third, based on these considerations, recommendations are made regarding Social Security retirement benefit receipt alternatives.

DOI10.1080/08952841.2013.816219
Endnote Keywords

retirement planning/Delayed Retirement/Womens studies/Social security/Women/Retirement benefits

Endnote ID

69336

Citation Key7901