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Married women more at risk in retirement than singles

Alicia H. Munnell
Married women more at risk in retirement than singles

A recent study used the National Retirement Risk Index (NRRI) to assess the retirement security of women in their 50s. The NRRI is calculated by comparing households’ projected replacement rates — retirement income as a percentage of preretirement income — with target replacement rates that would allow them to maintain their standard of living. The Survey of Consumer Finances, which underlies the NRRI, provides a lot of information about the economic status of women.