Retirement USA is a national initiative that is working for a new retirement system that, along with Social Security, will provide universal, secure, and adequate income for future retirees. The initiative has developed 12 Principles for a New Retirement System, which provides a framework for a future system in which employers, workers, and the government would share responsibility for the retirement security for all American workers.

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Did You Know?

The ratio of women’s to men’s earnings is 77 cents on the dollar.

Women would be much better prepared for retirement if they earned as much as men. According to an analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data by the Employee Benefit Research Institute, at any given pay level, women are more likely to participate in a retirement plan than men. A major reason they do not have a higher participation rate overall is that they typically earn less than men: 77 cents on the dollar for full-time workers in 2008, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

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