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Gender and pensions in the European Union: towards an independence model?

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/9781861343383.003.0006
Gender and pensions in the European Union: towards an independence model?

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This chapter talks about gender and pensions in relation to the European Union. It compares the trends in fertility and women's employment, along with the differing extent to which EU pension systems are sufficient and adapted to the needs of those with caring commitments. The chapter begins by looking at the social value of unpaid care work and then compares women's fertility and their employment across EU countries. The pension system in Britain is then compared with those of other EU countries in terms of adequacy, treatment of family caring, and gender inequality of later-life income.

Keywords: European Union; gender; pensions; trends; fertility; EU pension systems; women's employment; unpaid care work

Chapter.  5738 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Gender and Sexuality

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