Social Security Reform: Implications for Women's Retirement Income

HEHS-98-42 Published: Dec 31, 1997. Publicly Released: Jan 22, 1998.
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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the issue of social security reform and women's retirement income, focusing on: (1) why women's benefits are lower than men's under the current social security system; (2) the possible differential effects on women of the new privatization reform proposals; and (3) what can be done to minimize the possibly negative effect on women of certain elements of the social security reform proposals.

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