Her Next Step? Washington Post (06/02/02) p.H1; Crenshaw, Albert B.
American women are more likely than men to have financial trouble in retirement. With more family obligations, more sporadic careers, and lower wages, women are less likely to roll over their pension plans when they leave jobs, and husbands' pensions could be lost in divorce, while married women who choose a husbands' Social Security benefits get nothing for the taxes they have poured into their own. Lawmakers and experts agree that a growing number of women face financial difficulty in retirement but suggestions for dealing with the problem range from increasing education, and changes in pension laws to a restructuring of Social Security.