The brief’s key findings are:
- In the 50 years since Title IX’s passage, women have made major economic progress in education, earnings, and wealth.
- They have also become more independent, with late baby boomers spending less than half their adult lives married.
- Moving away from marriage, by reducing support from a spouse, could have put women more at risk for retirement.
- However, the results show that women who spend most of their lives single are as well prepared for retirement as married couples.