How do female lifecourses affect income in retirement?

Document type
Briefing
Corporate author(s)
Pensions Policy Institute
Publisher
Pensions Policy Institute
Date of publication
28 July 2016
Series
Briefing note 84
Subject(s)
Poverty Alleviation Welfare Benefits and Financial Inclusion, Older Adults
Collection
Social welfare
Material type
Reports

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This Briefing Note examines the influence of various lifecourses on income in retirement. The primary focus of this note is to consider how women’s retirement income is affected by motherhood. This includes the impact of taking time out of work to care for children, as well as the implications of the Motherhood Penalty, which is the observation that mothers tend to have reduced incomes relative to women without children.

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