Women and Pensions: A Decade of Progress?
16 Pages Posted: 12 Apr 2001
This Issue Brief compares changes from 1989 to 1998 in pension participation, accumulation, and allocation for employed women, versus employed men, ages 18-62. In addition, it provides an estimate of the gender "pension gap" in defined contribution accumulations, contrasts this with the gender "earnings gap," and provides explanations for these differences.
Keywords: Asset allocation, Compensation, Demographics, Defined contribution plans, Pension plan assets, Pension plan contributions, Pension plan participation
JEL Classification: J16, J26, J31
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