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Editors: Ray McCoy and Oliver Hubbard
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Elderly women, who comprise a growing portion of the U.S. population, have historically been at greater risk of living in poverty than elderly men. Several factors contribute to the higher rate of poverty among elderly women including their tendency to have lower lifetime earnings, their taking time out of the workforce to care for family members, and outliving their spouses. Other factors affecting older women's financial insecurity include the economic downturn and changing trends in pension plan offerings. This book examines how women's access to and participation in employer-sponsored retirement plans compare to men's and how they have changed over time; how women's retirement income compares to men's and how the composition of their income--the proportion of income coming from different sources--has changed with the economic conditions and trends in pension design; and what policy options are available to help increase women's retirement income security. (Imprint: Nova)



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Table of Contents:
Preface pp. i-viii

Retirement Security: Women Still Face Challenges
(GAO) pp. 1-90

Statement of Senator Herb Kohl. Hearing on "Enhancing Women's Retirement Security" pp. 91-92

Statement of LaTina Burse Greene, Assistant Deputy Commissioner for Retirement and Disability Policy, Social Security Administration. Hearing on "Enhancing Women's Retirement Security" pp. 93-102

Testimony of Kelly O'Donnell, Vice President, Financial Engines. Hearing on "Enhancing Women's Retirement Security" pp. 103-106

Statement of Sabrina L. Schaeffer, Executive Director, Independent Women's Forum. Hearing on "Enhancing Women's Retirement Security"
pp. 107-112

Testimony of Joan Entmacher, Vice President for Family Economic Security, National Women's Law Center. Hearing on "Enhancing Women's Retirement Security" pp. 113-126

Index pp. 127-132

   Series:
      Women's Issues
      Retirement Issues, Plans and Lifestyles
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2012- December
   Pages: 140, 6x9 - (NBC-G)
   ISBN: 978-1-62257-894-8
   Status: AV
  
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