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Study Reveals Women Feeling Growing Financial Pressures on Family Life
Date:4/28/2008

ll afford healthcare when they retire

(52%) as are single mothers with children under 18 (53%)

-- One-quarter of insured women say they "can only afford generic

prescriptions" (25%) and "sometimes don't fill a prescription because

it is too expensive" (22%)

-- Single mothers are especially likely to say that they can only afford

generic brand prescriptions (38%)

-- 18% of single mothers with children under 18 also say that their

current healthcare coverage doesn't include all members of their

family (vs. 11% of Total insured women) and to say that "the family

plan is too expensive to add to my existing plan" (23% vs. 9% Total

insured women)

-- When given a list of social issues that affect American society,

"uninsured Americans" is among the top 5 concerns among women along

with "child abuse", "drug/substance abuse", "domestic violence", and

"homelessness"

Women & Their Financial Future

Retirement & Social Security

-- Three quarters of women are concerned about the future of social

security (77%) and saving enough for retirement (75%) -- Baby Boomer

women are especially concerned about the future of social security

(84%) while Gen X women are particularly concerned about saving enough

for retirement (84%)

-- Two-thirds (67%) of women and/or their partners are counting on social

security for retirement -- this is especially high for Baby Boomer

women (79%)

-- Two-thirds of Gen X women and/or their partners are counting on social

security (65%) and their 401(k)/Roth/IRAs for retirement (64%)

-- 32% of women and/or their partners are counting on a company pension

for retirement, especially Boomer women (42%)

-- Mothers of children under 18 and single mothers are more likely than

most to be conce
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