Women, Work and Pensions examines how women's paid and unpaid work, interacting with the gendered pension systems of six liberal welfare states - Britain, the US, Canada, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand - contributes to female poverty in later life. By comparing how these welfare states deal with women's employment, family roles and pension entitlement, the nature of the residual welfare model is better understood.
Changes over the past three decades in the gender contract and in women's employment suggest that family caring may have less impact on women's pensions in the future. Yet pension reforms which diminish the effectiveness of women-friendly features in state pensions through cuts and privatization point in the opposite direction. This issue, and how the pension penalties of caring vary with women's class, ethnicity and birth cohort, are major themes of the book.
|Publisher:||McGraw-Hill Companies, The|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.61(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
Table of ContentsNotes on contributors - Foreword - Engendering pensions: a comparative framework - Cross-national trends in women's work - The demographic debate: the gendered political economy of pensions - A colder pension climate for British women - Modelling the gender impact of British pension reforms - Women and pensions: perspectives, motivations and choices - Between means-testing and social insurance: women's pensions in Ireland - Social Insecurity? Women and pensions in the US - Perpetuating women's disadvantage: trends in US private pensions 1976-95 - Creeping selectivity in Canadian women's pensions - Pension reform in Australia: problematic gender equality - The world's social laboratory: women friendly aspects of New Zealand pensions - Women's pension outlook: variations among liberal welfare states - References - Glossary of technical terms and abbreviations - Index