Author:Athina Vlachantoni, Jane Falkingham
Subject: Social Protection and CCTs
" /> Abstract: Providing old-age social protection for women is a major policy challenge, as women’s working lives tend to be more diverse than men’s, often including periods of care-giving and part-time work. In addition, workers in the informal sector, where the majority of women work, are excluded from mainstream contributory pension systems designed for formal workers. Although social pensions can contribute significantly to lifting many women in low-income countries out of poverty, protection systems need to consider much more the diversity in women’s life courses and working lives. (…)

keywords: Gender and Old-age Pension Protection in Asia
Date Publication: 08/07/2013 (All day)
Type/Issue: One Pager / 209
Language: English