Hard Life – I work in the middle of the ghetto
Why women are disproportionately affected
Financial dependencyWhy women are disproportionately affected
When it comes to retirement, Swiss women are far worse off than their male counterparts. That’s because many women with husbands work part-time or stop working altogether to care for their children. Although they’ve contributed to their partner’s income, they haven’t managed to set aside savings for themselves. And if they decide to part ways, many fall into poverty.
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