Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Susan Bisom-Rapp (Thomas Jefferson) and Malcolm Sargeant (Middlesex Business) have posted, It's Complicated: Age, Gender and Lifetime Discrimination against Women: The US and UK as Examples.
- [W]omen workers suffer from multiple disadvantages during their working lives, which result in significantly poorer outcomes in old age when compared to men.
- The poverty rate of women 65 or older is nearly double that of their male counterparts.
- Older women of color are especially disadvantaged.
- This is because of one, what the authors call "gender-based factors" like gender stereotyping and women’s traditionally greater roles in family caring activities.
- Two, because of "incremental disadvantage factors" that are less overt and produce disadvantage that increases incrementally over time.