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When you know, you know Put together, these trends suggest that a rising share of unmarried people will be entering retirement age in the near future. Libra Sep.
Future never-married retirees, according to MINTare expected to have the highest elderly poverty rate among marital groups. Although these figures are important, they do not tell us how never-married persons fare in retirement.
The highlight important links between marital trends, Social Security, and retirement outcomes. Taurus April 20 — May 20 Giphy Taurus gals may be traditional and family-oriented, but that doesn't mean you're rushing into anything. The findings and conclusions presented in the Bulletin are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the Social Security Administration. This article focuses on a growing yet understudied subgroup of the elderly in the United States: the never-married, meaning persons who have never been legally married or whose marriages ended in annulment.
According to U. Thus, it may be important to look at the never-married in greater detail. Divorce rates surged in the s and s, the age of first marriage has risen, and the of persons never marrying has increased Ruggles ; Goldstein ; Goldstein and Kenney ; Kreider ; Harrington Meyer, Wolf, and Himes MINT projections indicate important changes in the marital composition of future retirees marked by a rising proportion of never-married persons entering retirement age.
The first section, based on data AAverage the Current Population Survey and a review of the academic literature, examines the current circumstances of never-married retirees, particularly their economic and health well-being.
Cancer June 21 — July 22 Giphy You're a total softie who loves love. Along this line, existing evidence indicates that marital status can influence retirement timing Morgan ; Gustman and Steinmeier ; Pienta and Haywardthe economic resources available to older adults Butrica and Iamsas well as their health condition Lillard and Panis Although never-married retirees are not typical Social Security beneficiaries, they are by no means an inificant population.
Its purpose is to assess how never-married persons fare during retirement—at present and as the large baby-boom generation retires.
Capricorn Dec. Don't pretend like that date isn't already marked on your color-coded calendar. Among the unmarried, women who are widowed Morgan ; Weaver or divorced Weaver ; Butrica and Iams have received the majority of attention, while the never-married are often overlooked. At least two very different population segments exist among the never-married: one with greater than average economic resources and educational attainment and another with little economic resources and educational attainment.
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You'll get engaged sooner than most of your friends, probably around The projected growth of never-married retirees raises engxged of important issues for retirement policy. Evidence also indicates that the remarriage rate has decreased, and dissolution of second marriages has risen Cherlin ; Norton and Miller Although the never-married represent an economically diverse group, poverty among the elderly who have never married is particularly high—more than twice the national average infour times higher than that of married persons, and greater than the poverty rates of the divorced and widowed.
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However, a comparatively small amount of the literature has focused specifically on the elderly population and differences among the unmarried elderly—individuals who have never married or are divorced or widowed—are even less examined. Although frequently overlooked in policy and academic discussions, never-married retirees make up a noteworthy share of the U.
A moderate-to-strong relationship has been found between marital status and an individual's economic resources Waite and Gallagher ; Wilmonth and Koso as well as health profile Schoenborn Another issue relates to the economic well-being of retirees.
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Acknowledgments: The author thanks David Weaver for suggestions on earlier versions of this paper.
You know your brain doesn't fully mature until you hit 25, and you feel extra-confident in your decision to get engaged now that you've had five additional years to settle into your all-grown-up groove. Research suggests that egnaged older adults are generally at a disadvantage compared with married persons, in terms of economic security but also in health areas Lillard and Panis ; Wilmonth and Koso ; Keith Studies that do focus on older adults tend to lump the unmarried widowed, divorced, and never-married into a single category.