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The Gender Impact of Social Security Reform
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The Gender Impact of Social Security Reform

Estelle James, Alejandra Edwards, and Rebeca Wong

Abstract

As populations age and revenues diminish, government and private pension funds around the world are facing insolvency. The looming social security crisis is especially dire for women, who live longer than men but have worked less in the formal labor force. This study examines alternative social security systems and their disparate impacts on men and women. Emphasis is placed on the new multi-pillar systems that combine a publicly managed benefit and a mandatory private retirement saving. The book compares the gendered outcomes of social security systems in Chile, Argentina, and Mexico, and pre ... More

Keywords: revenues, private pension funds, insolvency, social security, labor force, gender, public benefit, retirement saving plan, retirement age, joint pension

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780226392004
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226392028.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Estelle James, author

Alejandra Edwards, author

Rebeca Wong, author