The Gender Gap in Private Pensions

21 Pages Posted: 7 Sep 2010

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Elena Bardasi

World Bank

Stephen P. Jenkins

London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Social Policy and Administration; Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA); University of Essex - Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER)

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.

Suggested Citation

Bardasi, Elena and Jenkins, Stephen P., The Gender Gap in Private Pensions. Bulletin of Economic Research, Vol. 62, No. 4, pp. 343-363, October 2010, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1672902 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8586.2009.00336.x

Elena Bardasi

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