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The gender gap in private pensions

Bardasi, Elena and Jenkins, Stephen P. (2010) The gender gap in private pensions. Bulletin of Economic Research, 62 (4). pp. 343-363. ISSN 0307-3378

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Abstract

In many western countries, older women receive considerably less private pension income than older men on average. We analyse this differential in Britain, examining differences between the sexes both in private pension coverage and in pension income conditional on receipt. Using regression-based decompositions, we show that both gender gaps are associated mainly with differences in returns to personal characteristics rather than with differences in personal characteristics per se.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.wiley.com/bw/journal.asp?ref=0307-3378
Additional Information: © 2010 The Authors. Bulletin of Economic Research © 2010 Blackwell Publishing Ltd and the Board of Trustees of the Bulletin of Economic Research
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Sets: Departments > Social Policy
Research centres and groups > Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines (STICERD)
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2011 14:11
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/32015/

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