Inequality and Wealth : Comparing the Gender Wealth Gap in Switzerland and Australia

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serval:BIB_CB43B98F8C0B
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Title
Inequality and Wealth : Comparing the Gender Wealth Gap in Switzerland and Australia
Journal
Feminist Economics
Author(s)
Ravazzini Laura, Chesters Jenny
ISSN
1354-5701
ISSN-L
1466-4372
Publication state
Published
Issued date
07/06/2018
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Pages
1-25
Language
english
Abstract
Although the gender gap in incomes has been extensively researched, scant attention has been paid to the gender wealth gap. This paper compares the gender wealth gap in Australia with that of Switzerland. Using data from the 2010 Household, Income, and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) and the 2012 Swiss Household Panel (SHP), this study attributes the gender wealth gap to differences in permanent income and education. Furthermore, the gender wealth gap is much larger in Switzerland than in Australia. The study links this finding to the type of wealth held by individuals in these two countries. Differences in wealth accumulation among women in Switzerland and Australia are likely to be linked to the housing market and to family policies for (single) mothers.
Keywords
Wealth inequality, Life-course gender imbalances, Asset accumulation, Portfolio composition, Switzerland, Australia
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11/06/2018 16:35
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20/08/2019 16:46
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