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Gender, pensions and the lifecourse – How pensions need to adapt to changing family forms - Policy Press Scholarship Online
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Gender, pensions and the lifecourse: How pensions need to adapt to changing family forms

Jay Ginn


An emerging consensus sees British pension policy as unravelling. Yet the gender impact of expanding private pension provision and relying increasingly on means-testing has been largely overlooked. This book examines key issues such as: how pension choices over the lifecourse are structured by gender, class, and ethnicity; the impact of changing patterns of partnership and parenthood on pension building; the distributional impact of privatising pensions; questions about individualisation of rights, survivor benefits, a citizen's pension, and means-testing; and the EU dimension – comparing alte ... More

Keywords: British pension policy, gender, class, ethnicity, parenthood, partnership, privatisation, survivor benefits, European Union

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9781861343383
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861343383.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jay Ginn, author