Gender, pensions and the lifecourse: How pensions need to adapt to changing family forms

Gender, pensions and the lifecourse: How pensions need to adapt to changing family forms

By: Jay Ginn (author)Paperback

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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; the EU dimension - comparing alternative strategies for improving gender equity. The book is essential reading for teachers, researchers and students in social gerontology, sociology, social policy and women's studies; practitioners in social work and welfare rights; policy makers concerned with income in later life; and all those who wish to improve their understanding of pensions issues.

About Author

Jay Ginn is a Senior Research Fellow in the Sociology Department of Surrey University and Co-Director of the Centre for Research on Ageing and Gender.


Contents: Trends in gender relations, employment and pensions; Choice and risk in pensions: gender and class inequalities; Pension prospects for minority ethnic groups; Changing patterns of partnership: divorce and pensions; Impact of motherhood on pension acquisition: differentiation according to education; Gender and pensions in the European Union: towards an independence model? British pension policy: a gender perspective on alternative rescue plans.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781861343376
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 152
  • ID: 9781861343376
  • ISBN10: 186134337X

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