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Population ageing from a lifecourse perspectiveCritical and international approaches$
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Kathrin Komp and Stina Johansson

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781447310716

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2015

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447310716.001.0001

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Gender in ageing Portugal

Gender in ageing Portugal

following the lives of men and women

(p.65) Five Gender in ageing Portugal
Population ageing from a lifecourse perspective

Karin Wall

Sofia Aboim

Policy Press

The gender divide plays a key role in the organisation of the life course. Men and women invest differently in the domains of work and family and experience a different timing and ordering of life events and transitions. Processes of de-standardisation impact differently on men and women’s lives today, making for large differences in occupational and family trajectories. Drawing on evidence from Portugal, this chapter explores the gendering of the life course and how it shapes the transitions into later life and the work and family trajectories.

Keywords:   gender, Portugal, family, work

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