Your Financial Future:
Widowhood And Divorce
These sites are listed to show the range of information available to women regarding widowhood and divorce. WISER does not endorse any of these sites, and recommends that you investigate the sources before obtaining any services.
Boom Women: Secure Futures or Not?," various articles explore the problematic nature of our aging generation and what this means for women's financial security in the coming decade.
Source: Harvard Generations Policy Program, The Global Generations Policy Institute
"Why are so Many Older Women Poor?" details reasoning for increased poverty among unmarried older women and how this issue can be remedied.
Source: Munnell, Alicia, Center for Retirement Research at Boston College
"Linking Benefits to Marital Status: Race and
Diminishing Access to Social Security Spouse and Widow Benefits in the
U.S.," explores how the recent shift away from marriage for some demographics has led to less secure Social Security benefits for some women.
Source: Meyer, Madonna Harrington, Wolf, Douglas A., and Himes, Christine L., Center for Retirement Research at Boston College
Differences, Financial Education, and Retirement Goals," examines
how financial education influences an individual's retirement decisions.
Source: Clark, Robert L., et al, Pension Research Council of the University of Pennsylvania
Gaps and Widow Poverty," examines the relationship between poverty
in widows and gaps in Medicare coverage for older adults.
Source:McGarry, Kathleen and Schoeni, Robert F., University of Michigan Retirement Research Center
Status of Elderly Divorced Women," discusses how divorce and the
baby boom may interact to problematize financial security in retirement
for some women.
Source: Haider, Steven, Jacknowitz, Alison, and Schoeni, Robert F., University of Michigan Retirement Research Center
"The Role of Marital History, Early Retirement Benefits,
and the Economic Status of Women," discusses how marital history affects women's retirement security.
Source: McNamara, Tay K., O'Grady-LeShane, Regina, and Williamson, John B., Center for Retirement Research at Boston College
and Loss of Health Insurance Among Near Elderly Women: Evidence
from the Health and Retirement Study," discusses divorced and widowed women's unique vulnerability to loss of health coverage and financial security in old age.
Source: Willis, Robert J., and Weir, David, University of Michigan Retirement Research Center
Widow(er)'s Limit Provision of Social Security," evaluates the Widower's Limit Provision of Social Security and its ramifications and suggests possible changes that should be made.
Source: Weaver, David A., Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 64 No. 1
Economic Consequences of Widowhood," analyzes the effects of the transition to widowhood on the economic security of aging women.
Source: Sevak, Purvi, Willis, Robert J., and Weir, David, University of Michigan Retirement Research Center
of One's Own: Older Women's Entitlement to Social Security Retirement," examines the differences between men and women in Social Security benefits and establishes the unique issues concerning women regarding Social Security.
Source: Levine, Philip B., Mitchell, Olivia S. and Phillips, John W.R., Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 63 No. 3
Women at Retirement: Projections of Economic Well-Being in the Near
Future," examines the economic vulnerability of divorced women who are retiring and predicts future trends.
Source: Butrica, Barbara A. and Iams, Howard M., Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 63 No. 3