Retirement decision-making

Current project

This project explores issues related to retirement decision-making.

Deciding when to retire is often an emotional decision encompassing financial, health and other personal considerations. It is usually a time of significant change in a person's life which can have profound effects on their family life and relationships.

A combination of the ageing of Australia's population and increased life expectancy has given rise to concerns about whether, in the decades to come, there will be enough people in the workforce to support those who have retired.

About the project

The Institute has a program of work analysing many aspects of retirement decision-making using a range of Australian datasets including the Australian Population Census.

AIFS research into elements of retirement decision making includes:

  • financial Incentives that influence retirement decisions
  • retirement decisions of couples
  • retirement expectations and labour force transitions
  • how age pension and superannuation policy influence retirement decisions.

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