chapter  IV
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4 Wha t is Good, Bad, Best for Women? Some Preliminary Conclusions

Throughout this part (and in the chapter above) it is evident how different the eve­ ryday lives, worlds of work and retirement pensions of men and women actually still are - and probably will remain for several decades. In the first chapter of this part on “Recent Pension Reforms - and their Impact on Women”, this context was sketched, using multiple cross-references to the appendix to Part IV. Before looking at pensions, let us for one moment longer focus on the changing world of female work and living conditions.