The original act establishing Social Security was shepherded by Frances Perkins, the first woman US cabinet member. Since then, women have taken great interest in the management of this form of retirement insurance. US women’s groups have a new campaign for improvements. Hartmann explains how the plan is funded and how it can remain solvent.

Frances Perkins, former US Secretary of Labor; Dr. Heidi Hartmann, economist, founder and President of the Institute for Women’s Policy Research in Washington DC.

Interview, narration and final production by Frieda Werden; interview edited by Bea Bernhausen. Audio of Frances Perkins from this source: http://archive.org/details/gov.ssa.perkins.1960

ON WINGS | January 19, 2013 | 2:30 pm

Social Security USA: Women’s movement says raise SS benefits, don’t cut them!

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The original act establishing Social Security was shepherded by Frances Perkins, the first woman US cabinet member. Since then, women have taken great interest in the management of this form of retirement insurance. US women’s groups have a new campaign for improvements. Hartmann explains how the plan is funded and how it can remain solvent.

Frances Perkins, former US Secretary of Labor; Dr. Heidi Hartmann, economist, founder and President of the Institute for Women’s Policy Research in Washington DC.

Interview, narration and final production by Frieda Werden; interview edited by Bea Bernhausen. Audio of Frances Perkins from this source: http://archive.org/details/gov.ssa.perkins.1960

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