Document Type

Journal Article

Department/ Unit

Department of Social Work

Abstract

This article is concerned with the link between the effects of pro-market pension reforms on women and familization/defamilization measures. It aims to contribute to the study of this link in three ways. Firstly, it identifies defamilization/familization measures that have the potential to reduce negative effects of pro-market pension measures on women. Secondly, based on the examples from the United Kingdom, it shows that the government’s willingness to provide sufficient defamilization/familization measures to assist women to deal with the negative effects of the pro-market pension measures should not be taken for granted. Thirdly, it suggests ways for tackling this problem.

Publication Year

2017

Journal Title

Journal of Women and Aging

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

First Page (page number)

1

Last Page (page number)

11

Referreed

1

Funder

Funding for this research was provided in part by a Faculty Research Grant at the Hong Kong Baptist University.

DOI

10.1080/08952841.2016.1256737

ISSN (print)

08952841

ISSN (electronic)

15407322

Link to Publisher’s Edition

http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08952841.2016.1256737

Copyright

Published with license by Taylor & Francis © Ruby C. M. Chau, Liam Foster, and Sam W. K. Yu.

Keywords

Defamilization, familization, life course, pension, women

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Social Work Commons

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