Sometimes it’s hard to be a woman – tackling the gender pension gap

Episode 229,   Sep 21, 2022, 07:00 AM

In this episode, Stuart Murphy, Legal & General’s Co-Head of DC, and Al Miles, Legal & General’s Senior Solutions Strategy Manager, discuss the issues that mean women’s pension pots are half the size of men’s when they come to retire.

Is the gender pension gap just the inevitable consequence of the biological reality of pregnancy for women, or are there steps we could be all taking to mitigate the financial penalty of parenting that affects mothers more harshly than it does fathers?

Unless otherwise stated, the data quoted is sourced either from Legal & General’s retirement research into its 4.6 million members gathered throughout 2021, or from LGIM’s recent research into auto-enrolment, conducted externally by Ignition House and carried out in June 2022.

The episode is hosted by Heather Forse, DC Content Manager.

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