United Nations
Information Centre | Nepal
The Gender Dimensions of Pension Systems: Policies and Constraints for the Protection of Older Women
PDF File Size: 680 KB | Download   
This paper documents the pervasiveness of women’s lack of income security in old age across a large number of countries, but also points to a number of important policy measures that can be taken to address gender pension gaps. It focuses on how pension systems interact with other social and labour market conditions over women’s life courses to increase or decrease gender inequalities in old age. It reviews pension systems to pinpoint the key sources of gender inequality in they way they are structured. The paper shows that crucial policy choices for the protection of women must take into account the conditions for entitlements in pension systems, the types of transfers that are promoted between women and men, the policy tools available to offset gender differences in paid work, earnings and unpaid work and the protection of the most vulnerable social groups through redistributive benefits. The paper concludes with some recommendations to make pension systems more gender equitable and suggests that policies aimed at achieving gender equality in pension rights and benefits need to work on several complementary fronts (including measures regarding pension system design, but also labour market regulation and the reconciliation of work and family life) and consider the diversity of women’s situation across social strata as well as across countries. This paper was produced for UN Women's flagship report Progress of the World's Women 2015-2016 to be released as part of the UN Women discussion paper series.

UNWOMEN ,   (2015 )
Type / Script:
Draft in English
Thematic Group:
 UNWOMEN : Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
14.01.00  -  Advancement Of Women
Reference Link:
** This document has been:
1172  times viewed
7  times downloaded.
Feeder: SAZUADK@GMAIL COM , Editor: , Auditor:

View Document History
Related Topics
Trade Liberalization, Social Policy Development and Labour Market Outcomes of Chinese Women and Men in the Decade After China’s Accession to the World Trade Organization
Compendium of Good Practices in Training for Gender Equality
UN Women Training Centre Annual Report 2015
UN Women Training Centre 2016 Catalogue
Typology on Training for Gender Equality
Women Economic Empowerment Requires Bold Action
Transforming Equality: UN Women in Eastern and Southern Africa
Labour Markets, Institutions And Inequality: Building Just Societies In The 21st Century
Wages In Asia And The Pacific: Dynamic But Uneven Progress
Global Wage Report 2014/15: Wages And Income Inequality
Economic Empowerment Of Women
The ILO in Nepal
The ILO In Nepal
Capacity Assessment and Institutional Development Guidelines for MEDEP Supported Organization
Nepal : Maternal and Reproductive Health at a Glance
Nepal Agricultural Policy And Strategies For Poverty Alleviation And Food Security
The Linkage Between Women's Emloyment, Family Welfare And Child Labour in Nepal
Nepal Development Update Remittances at Risk
Falling Through the Net? Gender and Social Protection in the Pacific
The European Social Model In Crisis: Is Europe Losing Its Soul?
Human Rights Messages on International Migrants Day, 18 December
Gender Equality in Numbers: Progress and Challenges in Achieving Gender Equality in Nepal
Social Security/ Social Protection In Nepal: Situation Analysis
Nepal Rural Household Survey 8 Villages
Policy Brief: Gender-Sensitive Remittances and Asset-Building in the Philippines
Towards Gender Equality Through Sanitation Access
World of Work Report 2014 Developing with Jobs
Appraisal of the Karnali Employment Programme as a Regional Social Protection Scheme
UN Women-Annual Report (2013-2014)
The Dynamics of Employment, the Labour Market and the Economy in Nepal
Guidance on Country Portfolio Evaluations in UN Women
The Indian Labour Market: A Gender Perspective
Gender Equality and Human Rights
Agricultural Policy And Strategies For Poverty Alleviation And Food Security - Nepal
Final Evaluation ILO/JAPAN ASIAN REGIONAL PROGRAM On the Expansion Of Employment Opportunities For women project (EEOW):Nepal Chapter
Why Macroeconomic Policy Matters for Gender Equality
Transform– The Magazine for Gender-Responsive Evaluation
Economic Growth and Social Reproduction: Gender Inequality as Cause and Consequence
Fund for Gender Equality 2015 Annual Report
GENPROM Working Paper No. 12 : Series on Gender in the Life Cycle : The Linkages Between Women's Employment, Family Welfare And Child Labour In Nepal
Dolakha District Food Security Bulletin
Valuing The Contributions Of Women Migrant Workers In ASEAN
World Social Protection Report 2014/15: Building Economic Recovery, Inclusive Development And Social Justice
ILO Asia-Pacific Working Paper Series: Case studies of policy coherence initiatives in developing Asia (August 2012)
Expert Consultation On “Strengthening The Food Security Phase Classification Method In Nepal”
Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women in Nepal
Migrant Domestic Workers In Action: A Global Action Programme On Migrant Domestic Workers And Their Families
Ending Violence Against Women: From the Beijing Platform for Action to the Sustainable Development Goals
Development of Manufacturing Industries in Nepal
Working for Nepalese Children - An Overview of Child Labour Related Programmes in Nepal - 2001
Social Security/ Social Protection In Nepal Situation Analysis ( January 2012)
United Nations Entity For Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
Workforce Diversity in NGOs: Gender Equality and Social Inclusion status of NGOs in an Eastern Hill district. Issue
UN WOMEN- Annual Report 2012-2013
World Survey On The Role Of Women In Development 2014, Gender Equality And Sustainable Development
Labour Market Transitions of Young Women and Men in Nepal ( May 2014)
Social Protection: Women Migrant Workers In ASEAN
Synthesis of National Reports for RIO+20
Empowering Widows: An Overview of policies and programmes in India, Nepal and Sri Lanka
Labour Market Information and Employment Services (LIfE) Project
Employment Sector: The Dynamics Of Employment, The labour Market And The Economy In Nepal
Nepal Food Security Bulletin Issue 37 ( January 2013 )
Supporting Women's Empowerment and Gender Equality in Fragile States: Research Brief — Guinea
Supporting Women's Empowerment and Gender Equality in Fragile States: Research Brief — Lebanon
Supporting Women's Empowerment and Gender Equality in Fragile States: Research Brief — Sudan
Sustainable Development Goals
National socioeconomic surveys in forestry
Universal Social Protection Universal Old-Age and Disability Pensions, and Other Universal Allowance in Nepal
Work in Freedom program in Nepal- Project Phase 2
Promoting Gender Equality in the Humanitarian Response
Trade, Gender And The Post-2015 Development Agenda
The Global Goals for Sustainable Development
Agricultural Policy And Strategies For Poverty Alleviation And Food Security-NEPAL
Annual Report 2011-2012
Trends and Drivers of Poverty Reduction in Nepal
Supporting Safety of Journalists in NEPAL
Terms Of Reference (ToR) Call For EOI: Develop Job Portal And Labour Market Database System
NRNA and UN Women to promote gender equality and women's empowerment
Statement of the Speech on the Occasion of World Population Day 2005 Ms. Junko Sazaki, Representative, UNFPA Nepal
Mapping Progress on Women's Right in Nepal
Mapping Progress in Women's Right in Nepal
Expanding Health-Care Access in the United States
Supporting Women's Empowerment and Gender Equality in Fragile States: Guinea, Lebanon and Sudan — Research Series Summary
Jobs and Skills for Youth : Review of Policies for Youth Employment of Nepal
Health Response to Gender-Based Violence Competency Based Training Package for Blended Learning and On-the-Job-Training
Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women
Approaching Intellectual Property As A Human Right
International Covenant On Civil And Political Rights: Consideration Of Reports Submitted By States Parties Under Article 40 Of The Covenant
Women’s Empowerment and its Link to Sustainable Development
The Secretary General Message For International Women’s Day
The Gender Audit of The Response To HIV in Nepal
Study too Determine The Special Needs of Woman in the Micro Enterprise Development Sectors
Situation of Internally Displaced Persons in Nepal and Recommended Responses
A Study on Gender Responsive Budgeting
Success Factors for Women’s and Children’s Health
Human Development Statistical Update
Manual on Gender Equality and Social Inclusion and Gender Responsive Budgeting
100 result(s) found.