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Accumulating poverty: women’s experiences of inequality over the lifecycle

Current superannuation balances and payouts for women are approximately half of those of men, according to a report published by the Australian Human Rights Commission. Future projections show that the gap will remain a problem for coming generations. The gap has serious implications for women, particularly the likelihood of sole reliance on the Age Pension and subsequently, an acute vulnerability to poverty in retirement.

Report (15/09/09) from Australian Human Rights Commission