Women want the same things as men when it comes to retirement, but don't do enough to ensure they have enough money saved, according to a new study by Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies.

As part of its 12th Annual Transamerica Retirement Survey, the center surveyed more than 1,800 American women workers to understand their outlook on retirement and to provide them with approaches to make their retirement futures brighter.

"Historically, women are more likely than men to take time out of the workforce for parenting and caregiver responsibilities. Over the course of a woman's career, these factors translate to reduced earnings and lower long-term retirement savings," says Catherine Collinson, president of the center. "An important first step toward helping women build retirement confidence is to raise awareness about the issues and then highlight ways that women can take greater control of their financial future."  The Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies research outlines actionable steps women can take to boost their financial security in retirement and old age.

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