Mary Gatta, Guttman Associate Professor of Sociology, has conducted extensive research on Florida’s elderly women suffering from economic insecurity. Her scholarship was featured in the article “Women are facing economic instability in retirement age. And it shows no signs of improvement” published by The Lily, a Washington Post publication. Professor Gatta’s report shows that women are significantly less financially secure in retirement than men because of how they’re treated in the workplace throughout their careers.
In this article Gatta notes that strengthening the social security drought and developing an economic security agenda that helps women and families across their lifetimes will help change the current landscape and allow women to age comfortably.