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Author Dudová, Radka
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Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Sociology, Czech Academy of Sciences
File Format PDF
Date Created 2018-08-13
Copyright Year ©2013
Language Czech ♦ English
Subject Domain (in LCC) HQ1101-2030.7
Subject Keyword Woman ♦ Gender ♦ Social Sciences ♦ Marriage ♦ Pension reforms ♦ Unpaid work ♦ Feminism ♦ The family ♦ Pension system ♦ Women
Abstract The paper discusses changes that have occurred in the Czech pension system since 1996 in terms of their gender impact. The pension system is considered in a broader socio-economic context. I take into account different working careers of men and women and their unequal share in unpaid care work. I analyse individual steps of the reform (the criteria for entitlement to a retirement pension, changes in the mechanism for calculating pension benefits, and the newly established private second pillar) and show the impact of these changes on women and men in retirement. I conclude that although the reform is presented as gender-neutral just because it maintains the same conditions for both sexes, it ultimately brings significant deterioration in women’s retirement situation as compared to men’s. An increase in the level of equivalence—and therefore the increasing dependence of the pension entitlement on previous income from paid work—means that, in the logic of the pension system, unpaid work associated particularly with childcare is valued less and less and gender inequalities in the labour market are reproduced.
ISSN 25706578
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2013-12-01
e-ISSN 25706578
Journal Gender a Výzkum
Volume Number 14
Issue Number 2
Starting Page 56

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