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woman and elderly man Not only do unmarried women account for a third of households aged 65–69 and two thirds of households aged 85 and older, many court poverty thanks to caregiving interruptions weighing on pay and work records. (Photo: iStock)

While Social Security once did provide better for family caregivers—usually women—via the spousal benefit, that’s no longer the case.

Marlene Satter

Marlene Y. Satter has worked in and written about the financial industry for decades.

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