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IFS says increased UK state pension age is lifting earnings from employment but only partially offsetting reduced incomes from other benefits.
Labour urges Conservatives to look at disproportionate impact of tax and spending policies on women.
Women and equalities committee makes claim after ministers reject proposals aimed at helping women back into workforce.
Tax and benefit changes since 2010 have increased equality gap.
Scheme to develop role of care practitioners and address shortages is scrapped along with projects designed to boost opportunities for women.
Figures show more than 75% of estimated savings will come from women under cuts planned by Tories if they win election