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Women's Pensions

Women's Pensions: The last bit of unreconstructed Beveridge
Baroness Hollis of Heigham - Department for Work and Pensions

The 2006 Barbara Diamond Memorial Lecture:
Women and Equality - Women's Pensions
The last bit of unreconstructed Beveridge?

Thursday 9 March 2006 at 6pm

University of Westminster, 309 Regent Street, London W1B 2UW

(Oxford Circus Tube)
To be followed by a reception

The pensions crisis. Most of us will be aware that most people haven't saved enough for their retirement and that the current state pension is not luxurious. What is not widely known is the extent of the gender gap in pensions. Women are at a huge disadvantage when it comes to career progression, income and are more likely to perform caring duties within a family. This has a serious consequence on women's pension saving potential.

Baroness Hollis, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State from the Department of Work and Pensions will explore the duty of government and look back at the Beveridge-era creation of the modern welfare state in which women were expected to be financially provided for by husbands. This is said to be the last bit of unreconstructed Beveridge thinking, which is 60 years out of date and reinforces the need to keep millions of women out of poverty in their old age.


Baroness Patricia Hollis | talks | www


Date and Time:

9 March 2006 at 6:00 pm


1 hour



University of Westminster
309 Regent Street
020 7911 5000

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