Women make up nearly half of the United States workforce, but earn seventy-nine cents for every dollar that their white male counterparts make. Earning less throughout their working careers means women tend to have less saved up in retirement even though they often outlive their spouses. Social Security plays a critical role for women in retirement, but these modest benefits do not adequately support seniors in their old age. The National Institute on Retirement Security reports that women are eighty percent more likely than men to face financial hardship in retirement.
Please join me at a briefing to learn about how the gender pay gap impacts women in retirement.
Thursday, May 2, 2019
Abigail Zapota, Latinos for a Secure Retirement
Alane Dent, ACLI
Jasmine Tucker, National Women’s Law Center
Joan Entmacher, NASI
Nancy Altman, Social Security Works
I hope you are able to attend this important briefing. If you have any questions, or to RSVP, please reach out to Meghan McConnell at Meghan.McConnell@mail.house.gov.