Women, Work And Pensions (UK Higher Education OUP Humanities & Social Sciences Health & Social Welfare)

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Population aging has fuelled interest in pensions and intergenerational equity, leading to privatization of pensions. Yet the gender implications of such policies and the connections between the gender contract and the generational contract remain unexplored.

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Sara Arber is a senior lecturer in the Department of Sociology, University of Surrey.

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"...an excellent book that is both extremely timely and highly relevant. It should be of interest to many colleagues; especially those concerned with issues of social policy, feminist studies and gerontology." - Christina Victor

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