Social Security & Retirement

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A lifetime of lower wages and unpaid caregiving puts women at greater risk of poverty as they age than men. Strengthening Social Security and retirement savings can give older women a better shot at financial security.

 

Pensions & Savings

Women usually have fewer pension benefits and retirement savings than men—but women must stretch them over a longer lifespan. Improved policies can help increase these important supplements to Social Security.

Social Security

Social Security is especially important to women. Without it, about half of all women 65 and older would be poor. It also provides valuable disability and life insurance protections to workers and their families.