Gender effects of European pension reforms
Centre for Research on Ageing and Gender University of Surrey GUILDFORD, England
Womens pension prospects are influenced by their increasing employment in most European countries and by women-friendly reforms implemented in the past decade. Yet gender convergence in pension income may be offset by other reforms introduced to curb the cost of state pensions and increase saving through private pensions.
This paper examines recent gender-relevant pension reforms in EU countries, using official statistics on state and private pensions and focusing on Britain, Ireland and Malta.