Retiring into poverty: A national plan for change: Increasing housing security for older women

Felicity Reynolds, Jeanette Large, Maree Petersen, Alice Clark, Karen Walsh, Jeff Fielder, Frances Crimmins, Selina Tually, Gloria Sutherland, Sally Kingdon Barbosa, Debbie Georgopoulos, Helen Dalley-Fisher

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned reportpeer-review

Abstract

Australian women aged over 50 are at greater risk of financial and housing insecurity than older men. This has been linked to a number of compounding and systemic factors. Women in this older age group today did not benefit from compulsory superannuation at the beginning of their working lives, they were more likely to have been paid at a lower rate than their male counterparts and were likely to have taken time out of the paid workforce to have children and fulfil caring roles.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherMercy Foundation
Number of pages16
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2018
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Housing security
  • Older women
  • Homelessness
  • Financial security

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