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A Benefit of One's Own: Older Women's Retirement Entitlements Under Social Security

Dokumententyp
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Autor
Levine, P.; Mitchell, O.; Phillips, J. W. R.
Jahr
2000
Zeitschrift
Social Security Bulletin
Jahrgang
63
Schlagwörter
Ökonometrie; Mikrodaten; Makrodaten
Kategorien
Welt, 5.10 Rentenlücke, Gesamte wiss. Literatur

Kurzbeschreibung

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.