Women receive smaller pension payments than men

Silva, Chris
April 2008
Employee Benefit News;Apr2008, Vol. 22 Issue 5, p41
The article discusses the big role gender played in determining the annuity or pension income received by women age 50 and older in the U.S. The Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) analyzed the gender gap in retirement using Census Bureau data. EBRI found that 44.6 percent of men age 65 and older received annuity and/or pension income in 2006, with mean amount of $17,200 per year. While only 28.4 percent of women age 65 and older received annuity and/or pension income in 2006, with mean pension income of $11,142 per year.


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