How do gender differences in lifecourses affect income in retirement?

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Pensions Policy Institute
Pensions Policy Institute
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20 February 2017
Briefing note 92
Poverty Alleviation Welfare Benefits and Financial Inclusion, Older Adults, Employment
Social welfare
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This Briefing Note provides an overview of the different work and family lifecourses for men and women and aims to understand how gender variations in the lifecourse affect income in retirement.

WHERL is a research project investigating ageing, work and health across the lifecourse. This three year interdisciplinary consortium is funded by the cross-research council Lifelong Health and Wellbeing (LLHW) programme under the Extending Working Lives initiative. It examines a crucial question for ageing societies: how inequalities across the lifecourse relate to paid work in later life in the UK.

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