SBS FINANCE | Women retiring with half the super men do | Ricardo Goncalves

Industry superannuation players are calling for changes to the system to close the retirement savings gap between men and women.

On average women don’t earn as much as men, are often family carers, live longer, but retire earlier.

That means women are currently retiring with about half the superannuation savings of men.

And by 2055, two-thirds of single women will retire below a comfortable standard.

So what can be done about it?

SBS Finance Editor Ricardo Goncalves explores.