“For Millions of Older Women, Social Security is a Lifeline”

A new publication, funded by grant support from The Retirement Research Foundation, represents a current synthesis of knowledge about Social Security's long-term impact on women's financial security

Without Social Security, research indicates about half of women aged 65 and older would be living in poverty. With the program in place, the poverty rate for women falls to 12%. The 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, of The Gerontological Society of America (GSA).

Kruss, Todd.  (2010). For millions of older women, social security is a lifeline. Public Policy & Aging Research Brief.  Retrieved from The Gerontological Society of America website