International Comparisons Of Retirement Decisions And Well-Being Of Mature Age Populations: Applied Micro-Economic Analysis

Grant number: DP0987972 | Funding period: 2009 - 2012

Completed

Abstract

Australia needs a pension reform to promote longer working lives of mature people in a health- and productivity-enhancing way, that is also financially sustainable. This study uses cutting-edge methodology and data to analyse decisions surrounding how mature people disengage from employment towards their eventual permanent retirement, and how these decisions relate to their health and well-being. It compares and contrasts Australia with the UK, Germany and the US to derive lessons for developing evidence-based pension reform. International comparative research enables the identification of important policy, institutional and/or cultural differences and lessons that may well be missed by sing..

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