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Title Women, work and pensions : international issues and prospects / edited by Jay Ginn, Debra Street and Sara Arber
Published Buckingham : Open University Press, 2001


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Description xvi, 270 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
regular print
Contents 1. Engendering pensions: a comparative framework / Jay Ginn, Mary Daly and Debra Street -- 2. Cross-national trends in women's work / Jay Ginn, Debra Street and Sara Arber -- 3. The demographic debate: a gendered political economy of pensions / Debra Street and Jay Ginn -- 4. A colder pension climate for British women / Jay Ginn and Sara Arber -- 5. Modelling the gender impact of British pension reforms / Jane Falkingham and Katherine Rake -- 6. Women and pensions: perspective, motivations and choices / Kay Peggs and Mary Davies -- 7. Between means-testing and social insurance: women's pensions in Ireland / Mary Daly -- 8. Social insecurity? Women and pensions in the US / Debra Street and Janet Wilmoth -- 9. Perpetuating women's disadvantage: trends in US private pensions, 1976-95 / Angela M. O'Rand -- 10. Creeping selectivity in Canadian women's pensions / Debra Street and Ingrid Connidis -- 11. Pension reform in Australia: problematic gender equality / Sheila Shaver -- 12. The world's social laboratory: women friendly aspects of New Zealand pensions / Susan St. John and Brian Gran -- 13. Women's pension outlook: variations among liberal welfare states / Jay Ginn, Debra Street and Sara Arber
Summary "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."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Old age pensions.
Women -- Employment.
Women -- Pensions.
Sex discrimination against women.
Author Ginn, Jay.
Street, Debra.
Arber, Sara, 1949-
LC no. 00050494
ISBN 0335205941