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Levelling Up: women's pensions need a boost

Jun 15 2021

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Lucinda Platt will be in conversation with Ros Altmann to discuss the gender pensions gap and why women’s pension prospects are still far worse than men’s.

This multi-faceted problem needs urgent solutions. Former Pensions Minister, Baroness Altmann, will talk about how women’s health and working life course, as well as caring roles, mean lower lifetime earnings and lower pensions, but policy also discriminates against women in numerous ways that need to be addressed.

Meet the speaker and chair

Ros Altmann (@rosaltmann) is Visiting Professor in Practice in the Department of Social Policy. She is a leading UK authority on later life issues, with around 40 years’ experience in all aspects of pensions, retirement and old age income. She sits as a Conservative Peer in the House of Lords. She is a recognised authority on the customer perspective, consumer protection and helping individuals understand the complexities of pensions.

Lucinda Platt (@PlattLucinda) is Professor of Social Policy and Sociology in the Department of Social Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science. 

Institution:
London School of Economics and Political Science
Location:
Online, Zoom