Title

Women and retirement planning : towards the "feminization of poverty" in an aging Hong Kong

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Journal of Women and Aging

Publication Date

1-1-2003

Volume

15

Issue

1

First Page

31

Last Page

53

Keywords

Chinese society, Hong Kong, Retirement planning, Women

Abstract

Hong Kong's population is aging but retirement research is largely missing from the research agenda in Hong Kong. This study, based on a telephone survey of 1,078 respondents, examines middle-aged adult's retirement planning activities in Hong Kong. The findings show men are more likely to be involved in financial planning, while women are more likely to take part in some forms of health, living arrangement and psychological planning for retirement. Further, there are age, education and income differences in the various forms of retirement planning activities within genders. Women are living longer; because of their lack of financial retirement planning, they are prime candidates for poverty. The discussion concludes with policy implications related to assisting midlife individuals, in particular women, in planning for retirement.

DOI

10.1300/J074v15n01_04

Print ISSN

08952841

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Copyright © 2003 by The Haworth Press, Inc. All rights reserved. Access to external full text or publisher's version may require subscription.

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