Ethnic minority women and their retirement savings

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Wednesday 05 October 2022

12:00 PM - 01:00 PM


Online via Zoom



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People from Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Black and some other ethnic groups have poorer outcomes in retirement than the average outcome experienced by the White majority.  These outcomes differ between and within ethnic groups by age, gender and other characteristics. While there is some overarching data across ethnic groups as a whole in national surveys, sample sizes are typically inadequate to allow understanding of the many different factors which affect the outcomes of women from particular ethnic groups. With better data and evidence about the lives of women in these groups, informed, strategic policymaking which improves their lives will be possible in a way that it is not today. This seminar explores what changes might need to be made to data gathering in order for policy to be better targeted and the retirement outcomes of women from some ethnic minority groups to be improved.

Guest speakers

Harjit Sekhon

Harjit has published more than 50 papers on the topic of services marketing/management, including financial services. As well as conferences, these papers have appeared journals of international and national repute as Journal of Business Research, European Journal of Marketing, Journal of Marketing Management and Journal of Services Marketing. Working with colleagues at the University of Nottingham he set up the Financial Services Trust Index and has a keen interest in race, equality and the retirement well-being of disadvantaged groups and what can be done so the future avoid in-retirement poverty.

Daniela Silcock

Daniela is Head of Policy Research and leads the PPI Policy Research Team. She has a wealth of experience in conducting quantitative and qualitative research into all aspects of State and private pensions policy.

Daniela has written many articles which have appeared in both the national and trade press, as well as presented to a variety of domestic and international audiences, including radio and television appearances.

Prior to working in research and policy, Daniela was a social worker with vulnerable adults and children. Daniela has an MSc in Social Policy and Planning from the London School of Economics.

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