According to a July 2013 working paper form the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, women and widows have less pre-retirement income replaced by Social Security than men. What does this mean? Married women need to take an active role as to when they and their spouse start Social Security. Also, there are several options for divorced women and they need to understand them before starting Social Security.
Women and Social Security Start-Dates
October 04, 2013