Social Security for Yesterday's Family?

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Social Security for Yesterday's Family?

Social Security was designed in the late 1930s, a time when a married male worker and a stay-at-home wife were considered the norm. Is it too late to bring Social Security in sync with contemporary family life? Not at all. Besides reaching financial balance and increasing saving, reform should have two main goals: providing minimum levels of income above poverty and removing obvious inequities.

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