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The Gerontologist: Retirement plans and the sexes

2 March 2012

On the OUPblog, the author of a paper in The Gerontologist looks at the retirement plans of the Baby Boom workers and the particular pressures on women reaching pensionable age.

"In 2011, the oldest Baby Boom workers reached the age of 65 — an age that more than 60 million Baby Boomers will reach by 2030. The issue of retirement weighs particularly on women, who are likely to outlive men and therefore have a longer period of retirement to finance.

"In the study “Paying for Retirement: Sex Differences in Inclusion in Employer-Provided Retirement Plans,” I turned to the Baby Boomers to determine whether this new generation of women were well-prepared with retirement benefits. Is the retirement gap between Baby Boom men and women narrower than for older retirees?"

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Read the paper Paying for Retirement: Sex Differences in Inclusion in Employer-Provided Retirement Plans (free for limited time)