After 50 Years of Progress, How Prepared Are Women for Retirement?


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.

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