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CII – Insuring Women’s Futures

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Risks in life

The insurance and personal finance profession can be a powerful enabler in addressing some of the societal challenges that women face.

Our goal

To understand the personal and professional risks women face across society and their experience of using insurance and personal finance to help manage these, to enable improvements in the way the profession supports women as clients and policyholders.

What we will do

  • Collaborate with women’s organisations and charities to gain a greater understanding of women’s risks and needs, seeking qualitative guidance from leading experts and surveying members to produce quantitative insight
  • Make a positive contribution to society through lending support to women’s causes e.g. through supporting women’s charities at IWF events

IWF reports and studies

Solving women’s pension deficit to improve retirement outcomes for all
Securing the financial future of the next generation
Risk, exposure and resilience to risk in Britain today

Other reports and studies

Category Source Report
Gender pay gap Chartered Insurance Institute Mind the gap – closing the gender pay gap (CII 2017)
  Fawcett Society Gender pay gap by ethnicity in Britain
  Office for National Statistics Understanding the gender pay gap
Women’s Pension Deficit Aegon

Gender and geography affect level of drawdown retirement income

  The RSA Venturing to retire
  Schroders and CASS The Dependency Trap: Are we fit enough to face the future?
  Department of Work and Pensions Pensioners’ income series
  Pensions Policy Institute Pension Facts

The Under-pensioned

  Aviva & Royal London Solving the under-saving problem among the self-employed
   Zurich The Cost of Resilience Report, 2018
Women’s Wellness National Health England Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey (2016)
  Alzheimer’s Researcg UK Women and dementia – a marginalised majority
  IPPR Working Well:  a plan to reduce long term sickness absence
  Dementia Consortium Dementia Facts
British Occupational Health Research Foundation Women’s Experience of Working Through the Menopause
  Cancer Research UK Cancer survival statistics by cancer type: Breast Cancer
  Department of Work and Pensions A million workers off work for more than a month
The Longevity Trap Age UK Later life in the United Kingdom
  Health and care of Older People in England 2017
  The Personal Social Services Research Unit /LSE Projecting and managing the costs of long-term social care
The Motherhood Penalty Resolution Foundation The price of motherhood: women and part-time work
Young Women’s Graduation Burden The RSA Good gigs: a fairer future for the UK’s gig economy
Higher Education Funding Council for England Student Characteristics: Sex
  The Work Foundation In search of the gig economy
  Resolution Foundation The generation of wealth: Asset accumulation across and within cohorts
  Institute for Fiscal Studies Comparing sample survey measures of English earnings of graduates with administrative data during the Great Recession
Motherhood and Caring Penalty Carers UK Facts about carers
  The state of caring
  Centre for Economic and Business Research The cost of raising a child
  Resolution Foundation Double Take: Workers with multiple jobs and reforms to national insurance
  Department of Work and Pensions Maternity and paternity rights and women returners survey
  Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development Megatrends – the trends shaping work and working lives
Domestic Abuse Danger Cooperative Bank & Refuge Financial Abuse
Office for National Statistics Crime in England and wales – domestic abuse
Women’s Economic empowerment Axa / International Finance Corporation SheforShield: Insure women to better protect all
Female Financial Capability Imperative Money Advice Service Financial Capability in the UK – Key facts
  Financial Conduct Authority Financial Lives Survey
Cohabitation Pitfall  Man-Yee Kan and Heather Laurie  Gender, ethnicity and household labour in married and cohabiting couples in the UK
Office for National Statistics People population and community
Divorce and Separation Setback  Office for National Statistics  Divorces in England and Wales
 Scottish Widows  Pensions in divorce – women lose out on £5bn every year