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Women and the Retirement Gap

Date Published: 
Thursday, July 16, 2015
U.S. Senator Patty Murray (July 2015)

The report details how women often struggle with financial hardship in retirement more than men, and among women 65 and older, the poverty rate is nearly double that of men in the same age group. It also highlights policy solutions to overcome these barriers, including closing the pay gap and raising the minimum wage to address inequalities women face during their working years, improving access to retirement savings plans, and strengthening, expanding, and modernizing Social Security.