Discussion 2: Disenfranchisement of the Social Security Program
While Social Security provides a safety net of sorts for millions of people, there are still many groups who are not adequately served by this program. For example, there are disparities in the Social Security benefits women receive in comparison to men.
For this Discussion, review this week’s resources. Also, conduct some Internet research to select a population that you think might be disenfranchised by the Social Security program. Consider how the population you selected might be disenfranchised by the Social Security program.
Post by Day 4 a brief description of the population you selected. Then, explain how that population might be disenfranchised by the Social Security program based on research, statistics, or policy analysis.
Congressional Budget Office. (2010). Social Security policy options. Retrieved from http://www.cbo.gov/publication/21547
U.S. Social Security Administration. (n.d.). Retrieved October 10, 2013, from http://www.ssa.gov/