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Part IV Women’s Work and Pensions: Gender-Sensitive Arrangements

This chapter aims at exploring the difficulties women face in working life and re­ tirement - and what could be done to achieve more gender equality and fairness for women and men alike.

It starts out with simple, radical queries: how different are female/male life courses, and why? And what is good, bad, best for women under these or probable future circumstances? It leads to complex, subtle, often ambiguous, and sometimes quite surprising policy conclusions.