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Women Globally Retire With a Quarter Less Wealth Than Men

The gap is highest among the most-skilled and lowest among front-line workers, study finds

RF Retired woman pensioner
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Women around the world retire with a quarter less wealth than men, and the gap widens in the highest-skilled roles, Willis Towers Watson found in a study released Thursday.

At retirement, women overall have 74% of the assets of men.  In the most skilled roles, they retire with about 62% and in front-line jobs 89%, WTW found in a study of 39 countries. The gap in the US, 75%, fit the global pattern.  The highest gap was 60% in Nigeria and the narrowest was 90% in South Korea.