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 women, especially women of color, a better shot at a secure and dignified retirement.

Pensions & Savings

Women on average live longer than men–but usually have fewer pension benefits and retirement savings. Improving pensions and retirement savings for women would supplement Social Security--and is critical to women’s retirement security.

Social Security

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