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Older Women Workers and Economic Security

dc.contributor.authorWomen's Bureau
dc.date.accessioned2020-11-25T15:38:35Z
dc.date.available2020-11-25T15:38:35Z
dc.date.issued2015-02-01
dc.description.abstractOn average, women earn less than men with each paycheck, which causes a significant gender disparity in earnings over a lifetime. As a result, women often lack the financial resources needed in old age. This fact sheet addresses the economic needs of older women, their sources of income, and the gender wage gap by race and ethnicity. It discusses factors that impact the lower average lifetime earnings of women and policy changes that could increase the economic security of older women. Lower earnings than men for full-time work, lower likelihood than men to work full-time, and a greater likelihood than men to have had time out of the labor force because of caregiving all contribute to women’s lower lifetime earnings.
dc.description.legacydownloadsOlder_Women_Workers_and_Economic_Security.pdf: 42 downloads, before Oct. 1, 2020.
dc.identifier.other9633135
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1813/78734
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.subjectolder women
dc.subjectwork
dc.subjecteducation
dc.subjectemployment
dc.subjectoccupations
dc.subjecteconomic security
dc.subjectgender wage gap
dc.titleOlder Women Workers and Economic Security
dc.typeunassigned
local.authorAffiliationWomen's Bureau: True

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