The Economic Consequences of Widowhood on Elderly Women in the United States and Germany

Hungerford, Thomas L.
February 2001
Gerontologist;Feb2001, Vol. 41 Issue 1, p103
Academic Journal
Presents information on a study which examined the changes in the economic well-being of elderly women at widowhood in the United States and Germany. Comparison of economic well-being before and after the husband's death; Decline in living standards among widows; Retirement income systems in the United States and Germany.


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