Social security is not for babies: trends and policies affecting older women in the United States

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College College of Social Work
Department Social Work
Creator Barusch, Amanda
Title Social security is not for babies: trends and policies affecting older women in the United States
Date 2001-01-01
Description In the first year of the new century, over a million American women officially entered the ranks of "the elderly" by reaching their 65th birthday (U.S. Bureau of the Census, 1999). What can they expect of government policy? To what extent will the nation's economic support systems respond to their needs? And what about their daughters' and their babies'? This article considers two broad social trends that determine public policy responses to the needs of the elderly: shifting fertility patterns and labor force participation of women. The implications of these trends for income security in old age are considered, followed by recommendations for new approaches to family policy in the United States. The article closes by suggesting that in the 21st century Social Security should be for babies.
Type Text
Publisher Alliance for Children and Families
Journal Title Families in Society
Volume 81
Issue 6
First Page 568
Last Page 75
Subject Income security; Shifting fertility patterns; Labor force participation
Subject LCSH Social security; Older women; Women -- Employment; United States; Older women -- Social conditions; Older women -- Economic conditions
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Barusch, A. (2001). Social security is not for babies: trends and policies affecting older women in the United State. Families in Society, 81(6), 568-75.
Rights Management (c)Alliance for Children and Families
Format Medium application/pdf
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Date Created 2012-06-13
Date Modified 2012-06-13
ID 703652
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6t15mvv
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