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
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.