Call for Abstracts: Understanding Gender in Wealth Inequality

Original photo by Daniel Marcinkowski on Unsplash

Deadline: 30th April 2020 (BST)

ECSR Network Workshop, 1-2 October 2020, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany

Gender inequalities in education and labour market achievements have narrowed in the last decades in most Western countries. Nevertheless, the gender gap persists in terms of economic outcomes such as income and wealth, as women have substantially lower lifetime earnings and hold less financial, housing and pension wealth than men on average. An increasing number of studies have provided empirical evidence for the gender pay gap and the motherhood penalty during early and mid-adulthood. Despite the cumulative effect of wealth, gender disparities in wealth accumulation remain largely under-researched. Furthermore, wealth is often studied at the household level, and assumed to be shared equally within households, which masks any inequality within households.

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Young British Adults’ Homeownership Circumstances

This blog (without the image) was initially published on the Housing Studies Association (HSA) blog page (here) in September 2019.

99 Luxury apartments for the 1%?
Central London, UK

It has become more difficult to own a home in Britain, particularly if you’re a young person under 45 years of age. Many remain in the private rental market, earning a nickname of ‘Generation Rent’. Affordability is the biggest issue; most struggle to save for a deposit for their first home.

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