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J Women Aging. 2002;14(3-4):25-39.

Gender and racial inequities in retirement resources.

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College of Social Work, The Ohio State University, 1947 College Road, Columbus, OH 43210, USA. gregoire.5@osu.edu

Abstract

Two waves of a Social Security Beneficiary survey were analyzed to consider differences in the retirement resources of women and men based on marital status and race/ethnicity. Despite increased workforce participation the economic situation of single women, including white women, worsened over time. A bifurcation in retirement resources was found, with men relying more on private income sources and women depending more on Social Security. Current retirement policies based on privatization will continue to adversely impact women who work at low-paying jobs, receive lower wages, and live longer than men.

PMID:
12537074
DOI:
10.1300/J074v14n03_03
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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