TITLE

Closing the Gender Gap…

PUB. DATE
October 2000
SOURCE
Journal of Financial Planning;Oct2000, Vol. 13 Issue 10, p19
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article reports on an article on the life expectancy gap between men and women featured in the August 2000 issue of Best's Review. Although the article focused on the implications for the insurance industry, obviously life expectancies have major implications for financial planners for such issues as retirement and estate planning. Basically, the article points out that the gender gap actually peaked a quarter of a century ago, when women outlived men an average of 7.8 years. In 1998, that gap had shrunk to 5.5 years. One factor in closing the gap is that the health of men is improving. Another factor is that in today's more egalitarian society women are picking up the bad habits of men.
ACCESSION #
3699149

 

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