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Welfare Reform on the Web (October 2001): Pensions - Overseas

WOMEN, WORK AND PENSIONS: INTERNATIONAL ISSUES AND PROSPECTS

J Ginn, D Street and S Arber (eds.)

Buckingham: Open University Press, 2001.

This book examines how women's paid and unpaid work interacts with gendered pension schemes in six liberal welfare states, Britain, the US, Canada, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. It compares how these welfare states deal with women's employment, family roles and pension entitlements. It examines these points alongside other major themes which are carried throughout the book such as how pensions penalties of caring vary with women's class, ethnicity and birth cohort.