ESRI Research Series

Gender, pensions and income in retirement

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September 11, 2019
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This research, funded by the Pensions Council, finds that Ireland has a gender pension gap of 35%. The gap is primarily driven by the fact that women are less likely to receive a private or occupational pension.

The ESRI study examines the pension income of men and women, the driving factors behind the gender pension gap and income poverty in old age.