International comparisons of retirement decisions and well-being of mature age populations: applied micro-economic analyses [ 2009 - 2012 ]

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Researchers Prof K Mavromaras; Prof JW Freebairn; A/Prof BW Headey; Dr Y Tseng; A/Prof K Bender; Prof I Theodossiou

Brief description 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 single country studies.

Funding Amount $390,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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