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Two nations in early retirement?
 — the case of Britain
Author(s)A B Atkinson, Holly Sutherland
Corporate AuthorWelfare State Programme, Suntory-Toyota International Centre for Economics and Related Disciplines - STICERD, London School of Economics and Political Science
PublisherSuntory-Toyota International Centre for Economics and Related Disciplines, London, 1991
Pages38 pp (Welfare State Programme discussion paper, WSP/56)
SourceWelfare State Programme Suntory-Toyota International Centre for Economics, LSE, Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE.
KeywordsEconomic status [elderly] ; Early retirement ; Older men.
AnnotationThe economic status of men aged 55-64 in 1985 is compared with the position of that of the same age cohort in 1975. The authors use data from the Family Expenditure Survey (FES) to study the levels and sources of income for this age cohort. Three groups among the early retired are identified: those who receive more than half of their income for occupational pensions; "health benefit beneficiaries"; and those dependent on Supplementary Benefit (SB), now Income Support (IS). The rise in the proportion of the age cohort with low relative net resources has implications for pensions and benefits policies. (RH).
Accession NumberCPA-910226008 B
ClassmarkF:W: G5M: BC

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