Department of Social Work
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.
Journal of Women and Aging
Taylor & Francis
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Funding for this research was provided in part by a Faculty Research Grant at the Hong Kong Baptist University.
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Published with license by Taylor & Francis © Ruby C. M. Chau, Liam Foster, and Sam W. K. Yu.
Defamilization, familization, life course, pension, women
Chau, Ruby C. M., Liam Foster, and Sam W. K. Yu. "The effects of defamilization and familization measures on the accumulation of retirement income for women in the UK." Journal of Women and Aging (2017): 1-11.