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The persistence of social stratification? A life course perspective on poverty in old-age in Switzerland

Published inSchweizerische Zeitschrift für Soziologie, vol. 41, no. 3, p. 465-487
Publication date2015
Abstract

The aim of this article is to investigate the factors underlying old-age poverty, with particular emphasis on its construction along the life course. We focus on the question whether the inclusion of life course information could account forsocial and gender differences in old-age poverty in Switzerland. Our results suggest that the most determining factor is a person's initial human capital, corresponding to a traditional social stratification framework. We were not able to detect any significant influence of work, family or relationship trajectories. Gender differences seem due mostly to the long-term impact of educational differences.

Keywords
  • Old-age
  • Poverty
  • Life-course
  • Social stratification
  • Inequality
  • VLV
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GABRIEL, Rainer et al. The persistence of social stratification? A life course perspective on poverty in old-age in Switzerland. In: Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Soziologie, 2015, vol. 41, n° 3, p. 465–487.
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ISSN of the journal0379-3664
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