Women, Work and Pensions A Gendered View on Canadian Pension System

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Title: Women, Work and Pensions A Gendered View on Canadian Pension System
Authors: Li, Tong
Date: 2012
Abstract: This paper explores the gender inequality of pension income in Canada and its relation to the pension policies. In particular it examines the Canadian pension system (CPS) through a gender lens. By selecting a series of gender-sensitive indicators, it addresses the gendered dimensions of pension policies and compares unequal pension outcomes between senior men and women. It argues that the CPS is not as women-friendly as it appears to be, mainly because it embraces a ‗universal worker‘ gender assumption in pension provisions. In other words, structural constraints operating in the labor market and families create barriers to pension equality between men and women.
URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10393/24320
CollectionAffaires publiques et internationales - Mémoires // Public and International Affairs - Research Papers
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