Pension Reforms and Gender Equality in Latin America
This paper evaluates the sources of gender inequality in old-age protection and the way in which recent pension reforms in Latin America have tried to compensate and overcome some of the gender biases in previous systems. It reviews the features of the labor market and of the pension system which can affect pension coverage and benefits for men and women. The author shows that recent pension reforms in the three countries studied have embraced some of these measures, and the gender equality issue is slowly being introduced in Latin American pension reform agendas.
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The annex includes, Latin America: Estimated and Projected Indicators of Population Structure by Sex and Age