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Accumulating poverty? : women's experiences of inequality over the lifecycle : an issues paper examining the gender gap in retirement savings /

By: Cerise, Somali
Contributor(s): O'Connell, Karen | Rosenman, Elena | Sarat Chandran, Priya
Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Australian Human Rights Commission 2009Description: PDFISBN: 1921449136; 9781921449130Subject(s): Women | Womens Rights | Human Rights | Discrimination | Retirement | Sex Discrimination Against Women | Sex Discrimination In Employment | Wages Women | Gender | Superannuation | Income | Equality | Violence Against Women | Age Discrimination | Means Test | Divorce | Women | Maternity LeaveDDC classification: 306.380994 Online Resources: Electronic copy
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Sect. 1: Introduction -- Sect. 2: Causes of the gender gap in retirement savings -- Sect. 3: Why does the gender gap in the retirement income system matter? Average superannuation balances and payouts -- Sect. 4: A snapshot of ; women's accumulated poverty - Distribution of retirement savings by age and gender - Income and assets during retirement - Sect. 5: Women's experiences of inequality over the lifecycle - Education and training - Entering the paid workforce for the first time - Career progression - Pregnancy - Maternity and parental leave - Caring for children (a) Unequal division of unpaid caring work - (b) Lack of structural support for employees with caring responsibilities - (c) ; Lack of social and economic value placed on unpaid caring work - Caring across the lifecycle - Gendered ageism - Gender-based violence - Divorce or separation -- ; Sect. 6: The consequences of the gender gap in retirement savings -- Sect. 7: Building financial security for women over the lifecycle - Solutions for closing the gender gap in retirement savings. Remove the barriers to women's participation in the paid workforce and close the gender pay gap - Invest in measures to redress women's disadvantage in the superannuation scheme - Specifically recognise and reward unpaid caring work in the retirement income system -- Sect. 8: Conclusion

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