Pension Benefits and Male-Female Wage Differentials
AbstractFemale members of defined benefit pension plans will receive greater pension benefits than males with identical work and earnings histories, since females have greater longevity. Yet females have higher turnover rates and lower earnings, both of which serve to reduce pension benefits relative to those received by males. The authors illustrate the net effect, on pension benefits in defined benefit plans, of gender differences in longevity, turnover, and wages. They conclude that females tend to receive lower pension benefits and, therefore, that pension benefits are more likely to exacerbate than to reduce the male-female wage gap.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Canadian Economics Association in its journal Canadian Journal of Economics.
Volume (Year): 24 (1991)
Issue (Month): 3 (August)
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- Janet Currie, 1993. "Gender Gaps in Benefits Coverage," NBER Working Papers 4265, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
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