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Journal Article

The gender gap in private pensions

Authors

Publication date

2010

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.

Published in

Bulletin of Economic Research

Volume and page numbers

62 , 343 -363

DOI

http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8586.2009.00336.x

Links

http://serlib0.essex.ac.uk/record=b1595796~S5

Notes

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