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Social security, economic growth, and the rise in elderly widows’ independence in the twentieth century

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  • Kathleen Mcgarry
  • Robert Schoeni

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  • Kathleen Mcgarry & Robert Schoeni, 2000. "Social security, economic growth, and the rise in elderly widows’ independence in the twentieth century," Demography, Springer;Population Association of America (PAA), vol. 37(2), pages 221-236, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:demogr:v:37:y:2000:i:2:p:221-236
    DOI: 10.2307/2648124
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