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GAO Report: Trends in Marriage and Work Patterns May Increase Economic Vulnerability for Some Retirees
U.S. Government Accountability Office [GAO] Link to more items from this source
Feb. 26, 2014
89 pages. "[S]pouses may receive retirement and survivor income through Social Security and some employer-sponsored pension plans. Many of the federal requirements governing these benefits were developed at a time when family structures, work patterns, and pensions were very different from what they are today.... GAO examined: [1] the trends in and status of marriage and labor force participation in American households, [2] how those trends have affected spousal benefits and retirement savings behavior within households today, and [3] the implications of these trends for future retirement security." [GAO-04-793SP, published Jan. 15, 2014; released Feb. 26, 2014]

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