Exploring gender and pensions in Japan, Malaysia and Vietnam

Vlachantoni, Athina and Falkingham, Jane (2011) Exploring gender and pensions in Japan, Malaysia and Vietnam. Southampton, GB, University of Southampton, 43pp. (Centre for Research on Ageing Discussion Papers 1101).


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Gender is an important dimension of the way welfare is organised and distributed around the world, and old-age social protection in Asia is no exception. This paper uses evidence from international policy organisations in order to discuss key issues in the area of pension protection from a gender perspective. In particular, the paper draws on the demographic, socio-economic and policy patterns in three case studies in Asia: Japan, Malaysia and Vietnam. The paper argues that formal social protection needs to be understood by policy-makers in conjunction with developments in the patterns of informal support networks in these countries, in order to address the vulnerability faced by women throughout their lifecourse and particularly in later life

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Social Sciences
ePrint ID: 174799
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
February 2011Made publicly available
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2011 12:09
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 13:33
Centre for Population Change: Understanding Population Change in the 21st Century
Funded by: ESRC National Centre for Research Methods (RES-625-28-0001)
Led by: Jane Cecelia Falkingham
1 January 2009 to 31 December 2013
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/174799

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