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Longitudinal Study: HILDA
Title: The 2006 Federal Budget: A Gender Analysis of the Superannuation Taxation Concessions
Authors: Austen, S 
Sharp, R 
Publication Date: Jun-2007
Pages: 17 (61-77)
Keywords: Economic & social position
Gender Impact
women retirement risks
Distribitional impacts
Inequalities between men & women
Retirement income policy
Abstract: Gender analyses of Australia’s retirement incomes policy have consistently pointed to large inequalities in the benefits received by men and women. These findings are in accordance with feminist theory, which generally identifies how gender impacts of policy measures can arise from the fact that men and women systematically occupy different economic and social positions. This paper provides new information on the gender impacts of Australia’s retirement incomes policy by examining the distributional impacts of changes in superannuation tax concessions announced in the 2006 federal budget. This information indicates that the budgetary changes provided substantial taxpayer-funded benefits to individuals who occupy the economic and social positions typically associated with men, whilst they pose additional risks to the retirement incomes of many women.
Keywords: Gender -- Gender differences; Employment -- Exit from employment (Retirement/Redundancy); Policy; Income & Finance -- Income inequality; Ageing -- Retirement
Research collection: Reports and technical papers
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