Attitudes towards old age and age of retirement across the world: findings from the future of retirement survey

Khan, Hafiz T. A. and Leeson, George W. (2013) Attitudes towards old age and age of retirement across the world: findings from the future of retirement survey. In: Proceedings of ICCS-12. ISOSS, Lahore, pp. 121-132. ISBN 9789698858117. [Book Section]

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The 21st century has been described as the first era in human history when the world will no longer be young and there will be drastic changes in many aspects of our lives including socio-demographics, financial and attitudes towards the old age and retirement. This talk will introduce briefly about the Global Ageing Survey (GLAS) 2004 and 2005 which is also popularly known as “The Future of Retirement”. These surveys provide us a unique data source collected in 21 countries and territories that allow researchers for better understanding the individual as well as societal changes as we age with regard to savings, retirement and healthcare. In 2004, approximately 10,000 people aged 18+ were surveyed in nine counties and one territory (Brazil, Canada, China, France, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Mexico, UK and USA). In 2005, the number was increased to twenty-one by adding Egypt, Germany, Indonesia, Malaysia, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sweden, Turkey and South Korea). Moreover, an additional 6320 private sector employers was surveyed in 2005, some 300 in each country with a view to elucidating the attitudes of employers to issues relating to older workers. The paper aims to examine the attitudes towards the old age and retirement across the world and will indicate some policy implications.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Paper presented in 12th Islamic Countries Conference on Statistical Sciences Statistics for Everyone and Everywhere, December 19-22, 2012 at Qatar University, Doha, Qatar
Research Areas: A. > School of Law > Criminology and Sociology
Item ID: 9788
Depositing User: Hafiz Khan
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2013 05:44
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2021 17:48

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