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The gender dimension of social changeThe contribution of dynamic research to the study of women's life courses$
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Elisabetta Ruspini and Angela Dale

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9781861343321

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861343321.001.0001

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Women's incomes over a synthetic lifetime

Women's incomes over a synthetic lifetime

(p.111) Six Women's incomes over a synthetic lifetime
The gender dimension of social change

Heather Joshi

Hugh Davies

Policy Press

This chapter discusses the effect of differences in the levels of skills, education and childbearing on the lifetime earnings of women in partnerships in the UK. Using simulated data for the earnings of couples, and making assumptions about gender roles, the chapter shows that women with higher skill levels are able to maintain levels of lifetime earnings approaching those of men whether or not these women have children. On the other hand, women with lower skill levels have the tendency to face lower lifetime earnings than men, specifically if they have children. This has serious implications for women's financial well-being if they face marital and relationship dissolution.

Keywords:   effect of differences, levels of skills, education, childbearing, lifetime earnings, women in partnerships, UK

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