Older women workers' access to pensions: vulnerabilities, perspectives and strategies

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/299868
Title:
Older women workers' access to pensions: vulnerabilities, perspectives and strategies
Authors:
Duvvury, Nata; Ni Leime, Aine; Callan, Aoife; Price, Linda; Simpson, Mark
Affiliation:
NUI Galway, Queen's University Belfast
Publisher:
NUI Galway
Issue Date:
Feb-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/299868
Additional Links:
http://www.nuigalway.ie/womens_studies/documents/older_women_workers_(2012).pdf
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
Pension systems globally are in a period of transformative change as governments struggle to manage the twin constraints of an ageing population and fragile government budgets in the context of the economic recession. In the policy debate and public discourse on pension systems and the changes needed for sustainability, the gender implications of these changes rarely receive serious attention, though a body of literature has documented the unequal access to pension by gender. (Frericks, Maier and de Graaf, 2007; Ivosevic, 2009). Within the UK and the Republic of Ireland, the pensions system has begun to address barriers to equal access by gender. However, women continue to experience differential access to pensions, and particularly occupational and private pensions. Thus there is a need to explore the motivations and behaviours of women in relation to their pension provision. This research project focuses on older women workers, a particularly vulnerable group in terms of their access to pensions. The research, a collaborative undertaking between NUI Galway and Queen’s University Belfast explores older women workers’ access to pensions in the Republic of Ireland (ROI) and Northern Ireland (NI), to understand their vulnerabilities, perspectives and strategies for realising pension entitlement.
Keywords:
OLDER PEOPLE; PENSION; WOMEN; SOCIAL POLICY
ISBN:
9781908358042

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorDuvvury, Nataen_GB
dc.contributor.authorNi Leime, Aineen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCallan, Aoifeen_GB
dc.contributor.authorPrice, Lindaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSimpson, Marken_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-08-26T13:25:42Z-
dc.date.available2013-08-26T13:25:42Z-
dc.date.issued2012-02-
dc.identifier.isbn9781908358042-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/299868-
dc.descriptionPension systems globally are in a period of transformative change as governments struggle to manage the twin constraints of an ageing population and fragile government budgets in the context of the economic recession. In the policy debate and public discourse on pension systems and the changes needed for sustainability, the gender implications of these changes rarely receive serious attention, though a body of literature has documented the unequal access to pension by gender. (Frericks, Maier and de Graaf, 2007; Ivosevic, 2009). Within the UK and the Republic of Ireland, the pensions system has begun to address barriers to equal access by gender. However, women continue to experience differential access to pensions, and particularly occupational and private pensions. Thus there is a need to explore the motivations and behaviours of women in relation to their pension provision. This research project focuses on older women workers, a particularly vulnerable group in terms of their access to pensions. The research, a collaborative undertaking between NUI Galway and Queen’s University Belfast explores older women workers’ access to pensions in the Republic of Ireland (ROI) and Northern Ireland (NI), to understand their vulnerabilities, perspectives and strategies for realising pension entitlement.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherNUI Galwayen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.nuigalway.ie/womens_studies/documents/older_women_workers_(2012).pdfen_GB
dc.subjectOLDER PEOPLEen_GB
dc.subjectPENSIONen_GB
dc.subjectWOMENen_GB
dc.subjectSOCIAL POLICYen_GB
dc.titleOlder women workers' access to pensions: vulnerabilities, perspectives and strategiesen_GB
dc.typeReporten
dc.contributor.departmentNUI Galway, Queen's University Belfasten_GB
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