30% of older women do not have 2,000 euros of financial assets

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A study by the 'la Caixa' Foundation points out that there is a gender gap with respect to wealth after 65 years of age. Men live in households with more assets than women and have about 16,000 euros more equivalent average wealth

EFE Barcelona

A study by the 'la Caixa' Foundation indicates that there is a
gender gap regarding wealth over 65 years of age among older men and women and highlights that they, in 31% of cases, have less than 2,000 euros of available financial assets.

It is one of the main conclusions of the study “Do men live in households with more assets than women?” prepared by the Social Observatory of the 'la Caixa' Foundation, led by the researcher Diederik Boertien, from the Center for Demographic Studies.

With less than 2,000 euros of available assets, there are also 25% of men over 65 years of age (6 points less than them).

Older men live in households with more assets than older women and have around 16,000 euros more equivalent average wealth, according to one of the study's conclusions.

The analysis points out that the gender gap with respect to wealth occurs because, “after the age of 65, women are more likely to live alone than men, which is related to the age difference between men and women. women who live as a couple, as well as with the shortest life expectancy of men».

Heritage, they recall, is a "fundamental" economic resource for the elderly population, who often have little income and in Spain, older women are more likely than older men to live in households with very little wealth, "so that
are at higher risk of experiencing severe economic deprivation«.

The Social Observatory of the 'la Caixa' Foundation works to provide diagnoses of the social reality in the areas of knowledge related to the major fields of action of the 'la Caixa' Foundation: social, educational, cultural and research

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