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Exploring The Gender Effect On Europeans' Retirement Savings

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  • Sara Fernández-López
  • Milagros Vivel-Búa
  • Luis Otero-González
  • Pablo Durán-Santomil

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This paper investigates whether European women have the same probability of saving for retirement as European men and if driving factors for this saving behavior differ by gender. The evidence is based on a sample of 6,036 individuals from eight European countries (France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom). The results show that European women are less likely to save for retirement than men, although the determinants of this decision are similar for both genders. Moreover, the results suggest that country-level institutional factors play a more important role on the individual's retirement attitudes than gender differences.

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  • Sara Fernández-López & Milagros Vivel-Búa & Luis Otero-González & Pablo Durán-Santomil, 2015. "Exploring The Gender Effect On Europeans' Retirement Savings," Feminist Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 21(4), pages 118-150, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:femeco:v:21:y:2015:i:4:p:118-150
    DOI: 10.1080/13545701.2015.1005653
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