FastFact from EBRI: Retirement Participation by Gender

Male wage and salary workers have a higher level of retirement plan participation than women. Yet, when accounting for work status, women have higher participation levels, according to a new analysis from EBRI.

Using the most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s March 2011 Current Population Survey, EBRI finds that among wage and salary workers ages 21‒64, men had a higher participation level than women, but among full-time, full-year workers, women had a higher percentage participating than men—55.5 percent for women, compared with 53.8 percent for men. This trend holds across all levels of earnings.

The FastFact from EBRI is online here.

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