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Women and Retirement Pensions: A Research Review

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  • Therese Jefferson

The links between women's caring work and access to economic resources are particularly critical in the context of widespread public policy debates about retirement and pensions, many of which neglect care as a key issue for analysis. However, among feminist economists it is widely recognized that women's patterns of care provision have adverse implications for their access to economic resources in later life. The feminist economics literature examines many of the interactions between women's caring roles and their access to resources, particularly women's capacity to access economic resources through publicly mandated or regulated pension schemes. This article reviews research that places women's patterns of work and care at the center of analyses of retirement pension policy in an effort to provide a summary of research on gender and pensions policy and to contrast the extent to which differing institutional and policy frameworks accommodate women's caring roles.

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Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Feminist Economics.

Volume (Year): 15 (2009)
Issue (Month): 4 ()
Pages: 115-145

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Handle: RePEc:taf:femeco:v:15:y:2009:i:4:p:115-145
DOI: 10.1080/13545700903153963
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