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

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_CB43B98F8C0B
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Inequality and Wealth : Comparing the Gender Wealth Gap in Switzerland and Australia
Périodique
Feminist Economics
Auteur(s)
Ravazzini Laura, Chesters Jenny
ISSN
1354-5701
ISSN-L
1466-4372
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
07/06/2018
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Pages
1-25
Langue
anglais
Résumé
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.
Mots-clé
Wealth inequality, Life-course gender imbalances, Asset accumulation, Portfolio composition, Switzerland, Australia
Création de la notice
11/06/2018 16:35
Dernière modification de la notice
20/08/2019 16:46
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