“Fair income opportunities for women and men: reducing the gender gap in pensions
Inequalities in access to economic resources in old age are immense, and women pensioners face higher risks of poverty in old age as compared to men despite the fact that prohibition of di erential treatment en- titles women and men to equal conditions in respect to old-age pensions. (European Commission, 2013a; Frericks and Maier, 2008; Ginn, 2004). Assessing gender inequalities in pensions and addressing them is crucial, as women constitute the majority of the ageing population due to their higher life expectancy. Furthermore, the consideration of the gender gap in pensions constitutes a logical extension of concerns with wage inequalities. Nevertheless, the gender gap in pensions has only recently gained the attention of academia and policy-makers (Adami, Gough and Theophilopoulou, 2013; European Commission, 2013a; Folbre, Shaw and Stark, 2005).” http://eiges.europa.eu
House of the European Union, Vienna 23 September 2016
Dr. Monika Vana, Member of the European Parliament
Mag. Helmut Sax, Boltzmann Institute for Human Rights, Vienna
DSA Monika Pinterits, Lawyer for Children and Young Adults
Judith Schwentner, Member of the Austrian Parliament
Birgit Meinhard-Schiebel, Member of the City Council of Vienna
Chair Doris Eisenriegler, Chairwoman of the Austrian Green Seniors
The Green Seniors were guests at this event at the House of the European Union in Vienna. The venue of this event was already indicative of the global aspect of these issues. At the beginning, the participants in the panel made statements stressing the importance that the rights of children and elderly persons should be focused onequally.
Dutch pragmatism at its best! Meet Humanitas, the Dutch old-folks home in Deventer where students can live for free if they agree to spend at least 30 hours a month socialising with the older residents.