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Women are among the poorest pensioners with the income gap arguably even more acute for ethnic minority women many of whom have remained outside formal paid employment altogether. Those that have worked, continue to be underrepresented in senior level jobs, facing multiple discrimination as confirmed by our Minority Leadership European Network seminars supported by the European Commission.

More of PRIAE's work on the experiences of BME women in the context of pensions, and employment barriers can be found in our response to the Pensions Report from the Turner Commission - (143kb PDF)"and our major report received well by the European Commission; commended by the Department of Work & Pensions and Equal Opportunities Commission entitled, Financial Well being for Women 40 plus Report 2005, NL (1046kb PDF) . More information can also be found in our publication - Age 40+ Final Conference Report (327kb PDF)