Written by Helen Hodgson, Associate Professor, Curtin Law School and Curtin Business School, Curtin University
Women retire with embarrassingly little super compared to men.
In 2015-16 the typical (median) Australian woman retired with A$36,000. The typical male had A$110,000.
When presented as averages, the difference is less stark because a small number of big superannuation accounts push up the average. In 2015-16 the average woman left with A$157,050 compared to A$270,710 for the average man.