The Gender Wage Gap and Women’s Retirement Security Go Hand in Hand

The gender wage gap: it’s a figure most people are familiar with. On average, women earn only 79 percent of what men earn when comparing full-time year round workers. Although this particular figure doesn’t account for differences in occupations, education, caregiving responsibilities, or a number of other differences between men and women, a gender wage gap persists even when these factors are taken into account.

But the focus on what a woman earns each year compared to her male counterparts masks a related and equally important issue: the gap in women’s retirement insecurity.

This article was originally published in The Huffington Post.