Pensions & Investments, May 18, 2009

Longer life spans, lower wages than their male counterparts and less access to pension plans make women more vulnerable in retirement, according to a report by the Washington-based National Institute on Retirement Security.

Ilana Boivie, co-author of “Shattering the Retirement Glass Ceiling: Women Need a Three-Legged Stool,” said in an interview that the three-legged stool of Social Security, a 401(k) plan and a pension is necessary for women to help them maintain a secure retirement.

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