Women’s Wealth Gap

Improving women's ability to build wealth is not only good for women, but is essential for the economic well-being of children, families, and our community. The women's wealth gap has been largely overlooked in discussions of women's economic security, yet wealth (the value of assets minus debts) is the most comprehensive indicator of financial health.  Our new brief finds the wealth gap to be significant  - during their working years, single women have only 32 cents for every dollar of wealth owned by single men.

Women & Wealth: Insights for Grantmakers, the new grantmaker brief from the Asset Funders Network, authored by Mariko Chang, PhD, examines the causes and dimensions of the women's wealth gap and provides recommendations and best practices for grantmakers to reduce the women's wealth gap and improve women's access to the wealth escalator. 

Grantmaker Research Briefs

AFN Brief: Women and Wealth: Insights for Grantmakers, by Mariko Chang, PhD

 

   

Women and Wealth: Insights for Grantmakers - Executive Summary, by Mariko Chang, PhD

 

Grantmaker Webinar

Women and Wealth: Insights for Grantmakers, with Mariko Chang, PhD

 

Featured Research Graphs - click to expand or download.  

Mean and Median Wealth for Couples, Single Men and Single Women, Ages 18-64

Median Wealth for Single Men and Single Women by Race/Ethnicity, Ages 18-64

Median Wealth for Single Men and Single Women by Life Stage

Median Wealth for Single Men and Single Women by Education, Ages 18-64

Median Wealth for Single Men and Single Women by Marital Status, Ages 18-64

Median Wealth for Single Men and Single Women Parents by Race/Ethnicity, Ages 18-64

Median Wealth for Single Men and Single Women by Income, Ages 18-64

Gender Income and Wealth Ratios for Full-Time Workers Ages 18-64

Asset Ownership of Single Men and Women, Ages 18-64

Debt Ownership of Single Men and Women, Ages 18-64

The Wealth Escalator