Women are worse off than men in retirement – and experts predict Covid-19 will make things worse, RNZ reveals. Across the OECD, women arrive at retirement much worse off than men. Because retirement savings depend on lifetime contributions, the gender pension gap is a distillation of every bias and disadvantage. Covid-19 has only exacerbated these existing structural inequities, and Claire Dale, with Auckland University associate professor Dr Susan St John, wrote a paper examining how the economic burdens of Covid-19 fall disproportionately on women.