The Gender Gap in Pension Wealth

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The Gender Gap in Pension Wealth

Is Women's Progress in the Labor Market Equalizing Retirement Benefits?
March 1, 1999

Abstract

An important concern for pension policy is the unequal distribution of benefits. Almost one-half of full-time wage and salary workers lack pension coverage on their current jobs. Workers with coverage tend to be economically advantaged in many ways. Covered workers generally are well educated, work for large firms, and earn high wages.

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