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The ageing population is a threat to women’s economic welfare

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Professor June Andrews

Prof Emeritus June Andrews writes in The Conversation on the financial risk facing women as a result of the ageing population:

“Many women in the UK are unaware of the financial risk they face. A financial risk brought about by the ageing population.

Across the globe, about two thirds of informal care for frail older people falls to female relatives. Men are also carers, but women do this work more often, both in developed and developing countries, in every culture. Even where a woman has work outside the home, she is more likely than a man to become the direct carer for the frail older people in their family.”

Read the full article here.

13 April 2016

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