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Table of Contents Chapter 1 Disappearing Problems? Gender Inequality in Old Age Gender Inequality Inequality Linked to Race, Class and Marital Status Responding to Inequality Overview of Book Chapter 2 Market Friendly or Family Friendly? The Role of the State Market Friendly Welfare Policies Family Friendly Welfare Policies Welfare State Debates Flat versus Redistributive Targeted versus Universal Gender Neutral versus Gender Accommodative Impact of Privatization on Welfare State Debates The Role of the State in Old Age Inequality Chapter 3 Accumulating Inequality at Work and at Home Inequality in the Labor Force The Wage Gap The Mommy Gap Inequality among Women in the Labor Force Inequality among Women in Paid Care Work Inequality in Families The Distribution of Unpaid Care Work Inequality among Women in Unpaid Care Work Changing Families Discussion Chapter 4 The Business of Retirement Social Security Program Expansions and Contradictions Social Security¿s Shortcomings Inequality among Women Supplemental Security Income Private Pensions Private Pensions and Marital Status Inequality among Women Asset Income Inequality among Women Discussion Chapter 5 The Business of Health Gender, Race, Class and Health Inequality Health Differences between Women and Men Health Differences among Women Explaining Health Differences Gender, Race and Class Differences in Health Care Reliance on Employer-Based Health Insurance Medicare Medigap Supplemental Insurance Medicaid Private Long Term Care Insurance Shifting the Burden Discussion Chapter 6 Market Friendly Proposals: Entrenching Inequality Fixing or Shrinking Social Security Attacks on Entitlement Preserving Entitlement Privatizing Social Security? Social Security and Older Women Who Benefits from Privatization? The Business of Health Care Medicare Cost Containment Privatization and Redistribution Discussion Chapter 7 Family Friendly Proposals: Entrenching Equality A New Social Security Reform Agenda Care Credits Minimum Benefits A Combination The Best Solution for Reducing Income Inequality in Old Age A New Health Agenda Can We Afford a Single Payer System? Solutions for Medicare The Best Solution for Reducing Health Inequality in Old Age An Early Life Course Reform Agenda Universal Day Care Paid Family Leave Other Early Life Course Programs Discussion NOTES REFERENCES Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Older women -- United States.
Older women -- United States -- Social conditions.
Sex role -- United States.
United States -- Social policy.