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Gender, pensions and the lifecourseHow pensions need to adapt to changing family forms$
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Jay Ginn

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9781861343383

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861343383.001.0001

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

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

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(p.83) Six Gender and pensions in the European Union: towards an independence model?
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Gender, pensions and the lifecourse
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Jay Ginn

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861343383.003.0006

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

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