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Women Are Relying More on Social Security in Retirement — Here’s Why

GOBankingRates Logo By Karen Doyle of GOBankingRates | Slide 1 of 11: The gender wage gap has been a topic of concern for years, but there's new evidence that the gap doesn't end when with retirement. A GOBankingRates survey of 527 retirees found that over half of women --52 percent — rely heavily on Social Security benefits to fund their retirement, which contrasts with just 39 percent of men who rely on this program to sustain them in their golden years.Take a look at the facts behind why women more heavily depend on government benefits after retirement.

Women Are Relying More on Social Security in Retirement — Here's Why

The gender wage gap has been a topic of concern for years, but there's new evidence that the gap doesn't end when with retirement. A GOBankingRates survey of 527 retirees found that over half of women --52 percent — rely heavily on Social Security benefits to fund their retirement, which contrasts with just 39 percent of men who rely on this program to sustain them in their golden years.

Take a look at the facts behind why women more heavily depend on government benefits after retirement.

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