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British pension policy: a gender perspective on alternative rescue plans

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/9781861343383.003.0007
British pension policy: a gender perspective on alternative rescue plans

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This chapter outlines the gender implications of British pension policy. It looks at the concerns of a range of critics, and discusses the main alternative strategies that are proposed. The discussion is focused on the gender implications of each alternative strategy. It also looks at the concerns that are expressed by a range of commentators, and identifies the reasons why reaching a pensions consensus has proved to be difficult. The chapter considers the main types of proposed rescue plan, and categorises the concerns into three groups: crisis of private pensions, pensioner poverty, and erosion of saving incentives.

Keywords: gender implications; British pension policy; alternative strategies; pensions consensus; pensioner poverty; saving incentives

Chapter.  6764 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Gender and Sexuality

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