Treatment of men and women under the social security program
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Treatment of men and women under the social security program hearings before the Subcommittee on Social Security of the Committee on Ways and Means, House of Representatives, Ninety-sixth Congress, first session ... November 1 and 2, 1979. by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Ways and Means. Subcommittee on Social Security.

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Published by U.S. Govt. Print. Off. in Washington .
Written in English



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  • Social security -- United States,
  • Women -- United States -- Pensions,
  • Survivors" benefits -- United States,
  • Sex discrimination against women -- United States

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LC ClassificationsKF27 .W347 1979d
The Physical Object
Paginationv, 268 p. ;
Number of Pages268
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4237034M
LC Control Number80601460

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The Social Security Act was enacted Aug The Act was drafted during President Franklin D. Roosevelt's first term by the President's Committee on Economic Security, under Frances Perkins, and passed by Congress as part of the New Act was an attempt to limit what were seen as dangers in the modern American life, including old age, poverty, unemployment, and the burdens of. In , approximately 27 million women were over the age of 65, compared with about 22 million men, or a ratio of women for every hundred men, according to data from the Census Bureau. Because women are often lower-paid than men, they benefit from Social Security's progressive benefit formula, which replaces a larger proportion of past. 2 days ago  The United Nations Rules for the Treatment of Women Prisoners and Non-custodial Measures for Women Offenders (Bangkok Rules) provide that “women . Social Security provides many elderly African Americans with their sole or primary source of income in retirement. Today’s African-American workers are concentrated in low-wage jobs that typically lack pension coverage. African Americans experience high poverty and underemployment, and have less ability to save and invest for retirement than most other Americans.