Gender and the politics of the 1990-92 pension reforms in Greece

Vlachantoni, Athina (2007) Gender and the politics of the 1990-92 pension reforms in Greece. Policy and Politics, 35, (2), 337-352. (doi:10.1332/030557307780712942).


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This article aims to illuminate the gender dimension of the pension reform debate in Greece between 1990 and 1992. Based on the 1990-92 pension reforms and the political debate preceding them, the article argues that the government had a confused understanding of gender equality, resulting in a selective application of the concept that was hardly in women's interests. Two factors may account for the marginalisation of gender during this debate: first, the initial definition of the pension problem that was blind to gender inequalities within the system, and second, the lack of an organised mechanism to protect and promote women's financial independence and right of choice in the pension system.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1332/030557307780712942
Additional Information: Abstracts available in Spanish and French.
ISSNs: 0305-5736 (print)
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Keywords: pension reform, Greece, gender identity
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
D History General and Old World > DE The Mediterranean Region. The Greco-Roman World
H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Social Sciences > Sociology and Social Policy
ePrint ID: 48064
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
April 2007Published
Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2007
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 12:24

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