It's complicated: age, gender, and lifetime discrimination against working women - the United States and the U.K. as examples

Bisom-Rapp, Susan and Sargeant, Malcolm (2014) It's complicated: age, gender, and lifetime discrimination against working women - the United States and the U.K. as examples. Elder Law Journal, 22 (1). pp. 1-110. ISSN 1070-1478

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Abstract

This article considers the effect on women of a lifetime of discrimination using material from both the U.S. and the U.K. Government reports in both countries make clear that women workers suffer from multiple disadvantages during their working lives, which result in significantly poorer outcomes in old age when compared to men. Indeed, the numbers are stark. In the U.S., for example, the poverty rate of women 65 years old and up is nearly double that of their male counterparts. Older women of color are especially disadvantaged. The situation in the U.K. is comparable. To capture the phenomenon, the article develops a model of Lifetime Disadvantage, which considers the major factors that on average produce unequal outcomes for working women at the end of their careers.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Thomas Jefferson School of Law Research Paper No. 2367859
Research Areas: A. > Business School > Leadership, Work and Organisations
Item ID: 13728
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Depositing User: Malcolm Sargeant
Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2014 13:44
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2018 01:54
URI: http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/13728

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