Women2000: Gender Dimensions of Ageing

This issue of Women2000 on the gender dimensions of ageing highlights the inequalities faced by older women as a result of their gender-based roles in society, as well as the important role older women play at the family and community levels and possible measures to strengthen their positive contribution. The issue addresses policy implications for women in an ageing world, and explores changing family structures, widowhood, care giving, social protection and health, women's work, and retirement, among other issues. A brief description of the steps taken by the international community in the last two decades to address the situation of older women is also included.

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Bibliographic information

Publication type: Assessments

UN Women office involved in publication: UN Women Headquarters

Publication year: 2002