Women are significantly poorer than men in old age. One major cause of women’s disproportional poverty is retirement income policy that bases pensions and savings incentives on earned income. This paper describes the structure of our retirement policies and argues that some policies should be implemented that are not associated with earned income as a way to both support women’s caregiving roles and insure their economic well-being in old age.
Bruce, Ellen A.
"Rethinking Retirement Policy in Massachusetts,"
New England Journal of Public Policy:
1, Article 9.
Available at: http://scholarworks.umb.edu/nejpp/vol22/iss1/9