Women and Retirement

Women and Retirement 2019 - Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies

Since 2006, Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies has been publishing research reports and pursuing outreach campaigns regarding women as part of its annual retirement survey. TCRS aims to raise awareness of retirement risks that women face in order to affect positive change.

TCRS research has found that women around the world are concerned about retirement. Women can take greater control of their financial futures by taking small steps today that can ultimately lead to an improved outlook in terms of their long-term retirement readiness.

19 Facts About Women’s Retirement Outlook is based on findings from TCRS’ 19th Annual Transamerica Retirement Survey of Workers. This report highlights specific vulnerabilities and areas of opportunity for women to improve their retirement outlook, and offers comparisons to men. The report also sheds light on specific areas of concern for women, such as a lack of retirement confidence, taking time out of the workforce for parenting or caregiving, plans to continue working in retirement, not enough steps being taken to maintain good health, and low retirement savings.

The accompanying Fact Sheet offers 19 crucial facts to boost awareness and provides 10 tips for women to combat these challenges.

Nineteen Facts About Women and Retirement
Select Findings from the 19th Annual Transamerica Retirement Survey of Workers

Downloadable Materials:

Research Report
Press Release - November 14, 2019
Fact Sheet - Nineteen Facts About Women's Retirement Outlook... and 10 Steps to Improve It


Here and Now: How Women Can Take Control of Their Retirement
Select Findings from the 18th Annual Transamerica Retirement Survey of Workers

Downloadable Materials:

Research Report
Press Release - March 5, 2018
Fact Sheet - Eighteen Facts About Women's Retirement Outlook... and Nine Steps to Improve It

Infographics and Shareable Images:

Women's Retirement Readiness Around the World in 2018


A Compendium of Findings About American Workers
17th Annual Transamerica Retirement Survey (2016)

Downloadable Materials:

Report Excerpt on Influences of Gender on Retirement Readiness


Homemakers Are Not Off the Hook: How Should They Be Planning for Retirement?

TCRS, in conjunction with the Aegon Center for Longevity and Retirement, surveyed self-described homemakers around the globe about their retirement knowledge, expectations and preparedness. In the U.S. 81% of homemakers are women (86% are globally). Preparing for retirement is important for all people - those in the formal workforce as well as stay-at-home moms and dads and other homemakers. This report offers insights into this group and recommendation to help them prepare for retirement.

Downloadable Materials:

Full Report
Press Release September 3, 2015


A Compendium of Findings About American Workers
16th Annual Transamerica Retirement Survey (2015)

Downloadable Materials:

Report Excerpt on Influences of Gender on Retirement Preparedness


The Changing Face of Retirement - Women: Balancing Family, Career & Financial Security

TCRS, in conjunction with Aegon, surveyed women around the globe and this report examines the retirement preparedness of women in the workforce in the U.S. and around the world. The research finds that today's women are well educated and enjoy broad career opportunities. However, we also find that a woman’s path to a financially secure retirement is challenging. The report provides recommendations for individuals, employers and policymakers to help women in their long-term retirement preparedness.

Downloadable Materials:

Full Report
Press Release November 20, 2014
Webinar Presentation November 20, 2014

Infographics:

Retirement Readiness Index for Women Globally
Retirement Aspirations of Women Globally
Retirement Confidence of Women Globally
Are Women Saving Enough for Retirement
Women globally expect to rely on spouse in retirement
Workplace Retirement Plans
Women Expect a Flexible Retirement


A Compendium of Findings About American Workers
15th Annual Transamerica Retirement Survey 

Downloadable Materials:

Report Excerpt on Influences of Gender on Retirement Preparedness