Policy Recommendations: Retirement Security for Women

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The lifelong pay gap leaves women more vulnerable during retirement. This problem cannot be solved by individual adjustments. Rather, we need widespread policy changes that would ensure women have retirement security.

“To help alleviate the problem, the American Association of University Women supports strengthening retirement programs, including protecting Social Security, improving pension benefits and ensuring women receive fair pay throughout their careers to bolster their savings.”

For a longer version of this resource, please see the American Association of University Women’s fact sheet.