The Gender Impact of Pension Reform—What Is It and Why?. by Estelle James Presented at University of Lund, September 2006. What is the impact of pension reform on women vs. men?. Recent pension reforms in Sweden, Eastern Europe and Latin America include 2 pillars:
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The Gender Impact of Pension Reform—What Is It and Why?
Presented at University of Lund, September 2006
Why the gender difference in pensions? (labor market)
Why gender differences? (demography)
Features of new systems in Chile, Mexico and Argentina
Major answers to questions: 1) gender ratios in new system
3) Impact of public benefit depends on its design: equality v. incentives
Indexation crucial: Wage- indexed MPG has larger impact than price-indexed MPG
4) Did women’s position improve in new system? Which women?
Different impact in transition economies (East & C. Europe)
Summary: key features for women