“The gender pension gap in Austria and Europe”, Christine Mayrhuber and Ingrid Mairhuber (ÖGFE, Austria)

The economic situation of women and their financial independence is under further pressure as a result of the coronavirus crisis and the developments in 2020: The rising unemployment and the increasing need to perform more (low and unpaid) care work will imply negative consequences for the old-age security of the women. Even now, within the European Union women have on average a 30 percentage lower retirement income than men. The authors of this policy brief analyse current employment and income inequalities that lead to future gender gap in pensions and develop policy recommendations.

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