Women and the Australian Retirement Age Income System Rosenman, Linda en_US Leeds, Marilyn en_US 2021-11-25T16:12:03Z 2021-11-25T16:12:03Z 1984 en_US
dc.description.abstract This report focuses on women, not because the system benefits men and maltreats women. There are many men who are discriminated against by the current system just as there are women who do very well. We focus on women because they make up the majority of the aged now and will continue to do so in the future. They must be explicitly considered as the major recipients of retirement age income systems. The first chapter presents data on the current position of retirement age women and analyses the marital and employment patterns that are likely to shape the economic situation of future generations of elderly women. In the second chapter we describe the current structure of the three components of the system for old age income and the interactions between them, and particularly the relative coverage of women by the three systems. The third chapter investigates options for regulation and reform of the current system to help it better meet the structure of women1s lives. Chapter Four discusses issues in the design of a national superannuation scheme that are particularly relevant for women and looks at the issues in the design of systems of Canada and the U.S. that are a particular cause of concern in those countries. This report does not design an income security scheme for women. Rather it attempts to present the issues relating to the situation of women that are relevant for any income maintenance system. These must be understood and taken into consideration, whether the decision is to design and implement a completely new income support system such as that envisioned by national superannuation, or to modify the existing system to enable it to better meet changing economic and demographic conditions now and in the future. en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 858234566 en_US
dc.language English
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.publisher Social Welfare Research Centre en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Reports and Proceedings en_US
dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 en_US
dc.rights.uri en_US
dc.source Legacy MARC en_US
dc.subject.other Income en_US
dc.subject.other Women en_US
dc.subject.other Retirement Age en_US
dc.subject.other Australia en_US
dc.title Women and the Australian Retirement Age Income System en_US
dc.type Working Paper en
dcterms.accessRights open access
dspace.entity.type Publication en_US
unsw.identifier.doi Sydney en_US
unsw.relation.faculty Arts Design & Architecture
unsw.relation.ispartofworkingpapernumber 42 en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Rosenman, Linda, Social Policy Research Centre, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, UNSW en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Leeds, Marilyn, Social Policy Research Centre, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, UNSW en_US Social Policy Research Centre *
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