Lifetime Employment-Related Costs to Women of Providing Family Care
Older Women and Caregiving
Living on Less: Persistent Gender Disparities in Income Levels, Sources for Older Adults
Older women are an essential element of both paid and unpaid caregiving infrastructure in the U.S.
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.
The Rise of Older Women Workers, 1980-2021
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.
The Menopause Transition and Work
The Women’s Bureau held a roundtable to hear perspectives from a variety of fields on the impact of the menopause transition on women workers and steps that policymakers and employers can take to help those experiencing menopause symptoms remain employed.
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
- Read our fact sheet: Two Years into the Pandemic, Women Ages 65 and Older Had Yet to Recover Their COVID-Related Employment Losses
- 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)