Pension sharing on divorce: the future for women

Debora Price

in Social Policy Review 15

Published by Policy Press

Published in print July 2003 | ISBN: 9781847424709
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447303428 | DOI:
Pension sharing on divorce: the future for women

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This chapter views the potential financial position of divorced women in retirement in England and Wales from two convergent perspectives. The first is a review of the location of the United Kingdom within the welfare state theory as a paradigm male breadwinner nation state. The second is focused on a certain policy solution to the ‘problem’ of the retirement income of divorced women that has been chosen and recently implemented by the UK government. The chapter also introduces the concept of ‘pension sharing’, which is the allocation of pensions between divorced spouses.

Keywords: divorced women; retirement; male breadwinner; pension sharing

Chapter.  10066 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Social Research and Statistics

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