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Women’s family histories and incomes in later life in the UK, US and West Germany

Evandrou, Maria and Falkingham, Jane and Sefton, Tom (2008) Women’s family histories and incomes in later life in the UK, US and West Germany. CASEpapers, CASE/138. Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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Identification Number: CASE/138

Abstract

Using data from several large scale longitudinal surveys, this paper investigates the relationship between older women’s families histories and their personal incomes in later life in the UK, US and West Germany, By comparing three countries with very different welfare regimes, we seek to gain a better understanding of the interaction between the life course, pension system and women’s incomes in later life. We conclude with a brief discussion of the ‘women-friendliness’ of different pension regimes in the light of our analysis.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Official URL: http://sticerd.lse.ac.uk/case/
Additional Information: © 2009 The Authors
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Sets: Collections > Economists Online
Research centres and groups > Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE)
Date Deposited: 22 May 2012 16:34
Last Modified: 22 May 2012 16:42
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/43864

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