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Choice and risk in pensions: gender and class inequalities

Jay Ginn

in Gender, pensions and the lifecourse

Published by Policy Press

Published in print June 2003 | ISBN: 9781861343383
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447302421 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861343383.003.0002
Choice and risk in pensions: gender and class inequalities

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This chapter looks at pension choices and analyses class and gender inequalities in the ability to contribute to the expanding range of types of private pension. It uses data from the General Household Survey. The chapter then studies the characteristics of employees who have chosen personal pensions and those who remained in the state pension scheme. It distinguishes those with access to an occupational pension and those without an occupational pension, while considering the implications for later-life income.

Keywords: pension choices; class inequalities; gender inequalities; private pension; personal pensions; state pension scheme; occupational pension; later-life income

Chapter.  6138 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Gender and Sexuality

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