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Women Aged 65 and Older Receiving Retirement Income, by Type of Benefit and Selected Age Group, 1990−2006

Between 1990 and 2006

  • The percent of women aged 65 years and older receiving employer pension/retirement savings remained stable
  • The percent of women aged 65-69 years receiving Social Security Retired Worker Benefits increased by 21%
  • The percent of women aged 70 years and older receiving Social Security Retired Worker Benefits increased by 10%

Year
Percent of Women
SSRWB
EPRS
65-69 Years*
70+*
65 Years and Older**
1990
55.6 55.9 28.3
2006
67.6 61.9 28.1

*Includes women who are receiving the retired worker benefit based on their own employment; does not include women receiving a benefit as the spouse of a retired worker.

**Includes traditional pensions, retirement savings plans, or both.

Source II.25: U.S. Department of Labor, Current Population Survey and the Social Security Administration (as published by the Congressional Research Service)


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