The Future of Retirement
The Future of Retirement is a leading independent study into global retirement trends. It offers insight into some of the key factors affecting retirement, including ageing populations and increasing life expectancy.
The latest report, Life after work?, is the ninth in the series and represents the views of more than 16,000 people in 15 countries taken between July 2012 and April 2013.
This report* compares the experience of recent retirees with the expectations of those still working, revealing some important lessons for future retirees. It explores the transition into retirement, the pattern of income, spending and saving in retirement, leaving a legacy and how retirement hopes and aspirations match up to the reality. It also suggests actions that may help people to plan a better financial future.
*The report was written by Cicero Group. The research surveyed 16,000 people in 15 countries: Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Egypt, France, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and the United States. The findings are based on a representative online sample, covering people of working age (25 and over) and those in retirement. The survey was conducted between July 2012 and April 2013. More than 125,000 people have been surveyed since The Future of Retirement began in 2005.