Men and women have similar expectations and attitudes toward retirement, according to a recent Employee Benefit Research Institute survey.
The 2013 Retirement Confidence Survey found that the differences between how the sexes view retirement are negligible with a few notable exceptions. Women are more likely than men to view Social Security as a serious source of income in retirement with 83 percent of women and 72 percent of men reporting that they will be counting on it.
When it comes to retirement confidence, men are more likely than women to feel very confident about having saved enough money to live comfortably in retirement and to take care of basic expenses with 17 percent of men reporting that they will have enough to live comfortably versus 10 percent of women. Thirty percent of men and 21 percent women report that they have enough to take care of basic expenses.
The rest of the survey leads us to conclude that men and women perhaps are not so different after all, at least when it come to retirement.