Women, don't hold your breath. For that matter, no one should be getting blue in the face waiting for Social Security to change for the better. 

So says a study from the Institute for Women's Policy Research, authored by IWPR President Heidi Hartmann and based on interviews aimed at forecasting what might happen five years out.

The study's researchers based their report on interviews with some 30 researchers, policymakers and advocates. They not only asked about how to change Social Security so that it better supported women and other vulnerable groups, but also queried those experts about the likelihood of any of the changes they recommended actually coming to pass in the years ahead. 

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