Initial insights from study exploring the opportunities and barriers to achieving sustainable income for women over fifty

Women born in the 60s and 70s have faced particular challenges in employment. These infographics show 2 scenarios taken from our research with women in professional occupations who were over 50 years of age. Working from childhood to the present, these show the achievements and barriers experienced throughout their lives, and the current challenges they face with obtaining employment in their senior years. All women in the study said they needed or wished to continue working well past pension age, but as you will see there are both broader social and structural trends as well as life transitions and ruptures that impact women's access to sustainable work.

Lower-middle class beginnings

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Middle-upper class beginnings

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