Women and Pensions: A Decade of Progress?

16 Pages Posted: 12 Apr 2001

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Vickie L. Bajtelsmit

Colorado State University, Fort Collins

Nancy Jianakoplos

Colorado State University, Fort Collins - Department of Economics

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Bajtelsmit, Vickie L. and Jianakoplos, Nancy, Women and Pensions: A Decade of Progress?. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=257821

Vickie L. Bajtelsmit

Colorado State University, Fort Collins ( email )

Fort Collins, CO 80523-1771
United States

Nancy Jianakoplos (Contact Author)

Colorado State University, Fort Collins - Department of Economics ( email )

Fort Collins, CO 80523-1771
United States
970-491-6537 (Phone)

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