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Mark Miller: Remaking Retirement

Retirement: The Other Economic Gender Gap

Women lag behind men in building retirement assets. But the gap is starting to narrow, reports contributor Mark Miller.

The gender pay gap is a hot topic these days, but it's not the only economic gender gap. Women also are lagging behind men in building retirement security.

Lower pay translates into a gap for women in retirement security, reducing Social Security benefits, pensions, and retirement saving. At the same time, women enjoy greater longevity, which means resources often must be stretched over a longer retirement.