Japan’s gender pay gap is one of the widest among advanced economies, and factors including an ageing population and falling birth rates are damaging the retirement prospects of Japanese women. Photo: AFP via Getty ImagesJapan’s gender pay gap is one of the widest among advanced economies, and factors including an ageing population and falling birth rates are damaging the retirement prospects of Japanese women. Photo: AFP via Getty Images
Japan’s gender pay gap is one of the widest among advanced economies, and factors including an ageing population and falling birth rates are damaging the retirement prospects of Japanese women. Photo: AFP via Getty Images

Women in Japan facing harder retirements; will run out of money, as a whole, 20 years before they die, according to one study

  • Factors including an ageing population and falling birth rates are damaging the retirement prospects of women in Japan
  • One professor estimates the poverty rate for single, elderly women could reach 50 per cent in 40 years
Topic |   Gender equality
Japan’s gender pay gap is one of the widest among advanced economies, and factors including an ageing population and falling birth rates are damaging the retirement prospects of Japanese women. Photo: AFP via Getty ImagesJapan’s gender pay gap is one of the widest among advanced economies, and factors including an ageing population and falling birth rates are damaging the retirement prospects of Japanese women. Photo: AFP via Getty Images
Japan’s gender pay gap is one of the widest among advanced economies, and factors including an ageing population and falling birth rates are damaging the retirement prospects of Japanese women. Photo: AFP via Getty Images
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