ERIC Number: ED245159
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Sep-22
Reference Count: 0
Inequities toward Women in the Social Security System. Hearing before the Task Force on Social Security and Women of the Subcommittee on Retirement Income and Employment and the Select Committee on Aging. House of Representatives, Ninety-Eighth Congress, First Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Select Committee on Aging.
This document presents public testimony and prepared statements from the Congressional hearing on inequities toward women in the social security system. Introductory statements by Representatives Oakar, Daub, Ferraro, McCain, Ratchford, Vandergriff, Snowe, Roybal, and Biaggi are given. Public testimony is provided from representatives of the American Association of University Women, the Global Ministries Board, Representative Schroeder, and Senators Glenn and Dole. Topics addressed include economic discrimination against women including the divorced, the disabled, and homemakers; and legislative needs. Testimony from representatives of the Women's Equity Action League, the Older Women's League, the National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs; and from Senator Cranston is presented. Topics addressed include women in the work force, sex discrimination and social security, the financial status of women, and possible solutions to the inequities. Testimony from representatives of the National Organization for Women, the National Women's Political Caucus, and from Representative Kaptur is given highlighting social security structural problems and case studies from the Harvard Women's Law Journal. Testimony from representatives from the Technical Committee on Social Security Reform for Women, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Social Security Administration, the Association of Junior League's Committee on Aging, and the Eagle Forum is presented covering research and funding needs, the Administration's viewpoint, survivors, disability insurance, trends affecting women, and earnings sharing. The appendices contain statements by the National Farmers Union, the Hoover Institution, and the Eagle Forum. (BL)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Select Committee on Aging.
Identifiers: Congress 98th; Social Security Benefits
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