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Determinants of retirement timing expectations in the United States and Australia: A cross-national comparison of the effects of health and retirement benefit policies on retirement timing decisions

Anstey, Kaarin; Sargent-Cox, Kerry A.; Kendig, Hal; Skladzien, Ellen


Data from the U.S. Health and Retirement Study (N = 2,589) and the Australian Household Income and Labour Dynamics survey (N = 1,760) were used to compare the macro-level policy frameworks on individual retirement timing expectations for pre–baby boomers (61+ years) and early baby boomers (45 to 60 years). Australian workers reported younger expected age of retirement compared to the U.S. sample. Reporting poor health was more strongly associated with younger expected retirement age in the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012-07
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Aging and Social Policy 24.3 (2012): 291-308
DOI: 10.1080/08959420.2012.676324


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