|The Impact of Pay Inequality, Occupational Segregation, and Lifetime Work Experience on Retirement Income of Women and Minorities
|Year of Publication
|Mitchell, OS, Levine, PB, Phillips, JWR
|Demographics, Housing, Income, Net Worth and Assets, Pensions, Social Security, Women and Minorities
In this study the researchers review data on earnings and search for differences between men and women, as well as, differences between whites and minorities. Specifically, the researchers examine Social Security, employer-provided pensions, and financial assets, like homes. Observations and analysis of the data show that occupational segregation along with pay differences explain the vast majority of the retirement income differences. Most of the pay difference between men and women is in the form of pension size. Many interesting findings are given with possible explanations and ways of fixing the discrepancies. Cross-tabulations are done to show differences between the married and non-married, as well.
Earnings and Benefits File/Social Security and Public Pensions/Pensions/Retirement Incomes/Assets/Housing Equity/Female/Minorities/Whites