Lifetime Employment-Related Costs to Women of Providing Family Care
This report examines how the amount of time spent providing care to children and adults impacts women’s economic well-being, even long after the caregiving ends.
This brief examines the income levels and sources for women aged 65 and older. It also considers differences by age, race/ethnicity and marital status, and discusses policy options for improving the retirement security of older women.
Women ages 55 and older now account for more than one-in-ten U.S. workers, thanks to dramatic changes in their labor force participation over the past 40 years.
Two Years into the Pandemic, Women Ages 65 and Older Had Yet to Recover Their COVID-Related Employment Losses
Employment for many groups was fast approaching pre-pandemic levels two years after the onset of the pandemic. White, Black, and Latina women ages 65 and older, however, were still far from recovering their pandemic losses.
Related from the Women’s Bureau
- Click on our Data and Statistics page to find age-specific analyses by gender of unemployment, earnings, part-time employment and more
- Older Workers Study (DOL Chief Evaluation Office)
- Number of people 75 and older in the labor force is expected to grow 96.5 percent by 2030
- Age Discrimination (EEOC)
- Retirement Benefits (DOL Employee Benefits Security Administration)
- Senior Community Service Employment Program
- A Proclamation on Older Americans Month, 2023
- Selected Research & Analysis: Women (Social Security Administration)
- Women and retirement savings (DOL Employee Benefits Security Administration) (PDF)