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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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British pension policy: a gender perspective on alternative rescue plans

British pension policy: a gender perspective on alternative rescue plans

(p.97) Seven British pension policy: a gender perspective on alternative rescue plans
Gender, pensions and the lifecourse

Jay Ginn

Policy Press

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

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