Women’s Voices of Expertise & Experience

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Women’s Voices of Expertise & Experience

Title IX: 50 years of progress, but gaps remain

 

“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”

— Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972

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Gender equality has made great strides since Title IX’s passage 50 years ago. But society still has a long way to go. The Institute is marking Title IX’s 50th anniversary by shining a light on persistent gender financial inequality. Two key facts motivate our work: women earn just 83 cents on the dollar compared to men, and once women stop working, their retirement savings and investments, compared to men’s, generate about 30% less income.

For perspectives on these and related issues, we’ve commissioned new reports and research briefs. We’ve also launched a new series called Women’s Voices of Expertise and Experience: Insights to Help Retire Inequality that features brief commentaries written by women leaders and scholars. We will continue to post more work as it’s completed.

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Insights to help retire inequality

July 2022

When it comes to retirement, women and men are not on equal footing. Women have just 70% of the overall retirement income men have as a result of a number of factors, including the gender pay gap and less access than men have to employer-sponsored retirement plans.

July 2022

Family caregivers—i.e., unpaid care providers, the majority of whom are women—provide an average of 23 hours of unpaid care per week, the equivalent of part-time employment.