Gender equality and the 100 year life


This report from the UK think tank Social Market Foundation discusses what increased longevity could mean for equality.

By a range of metrics, gender equality in the UK has improved. But there is a risk that increased longevity and the 100-year life could act as a barrier to greater equality or even result in increased inequality between men and women. This is the second report of the series focusing on how the 100-year life may affect Britain’s society, economy and public services. This report focuses on gender equality and how policymakers can make the 100-year life work for women. Research conducted by Insuring Women’s Futures on risk patterns highlighted the six ‘moments that matter’ in the lives of British women, these are used as the basis for this research.

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