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Public Support for Retirement Income Reform
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- Peter Hicks
- 17 Dec 2001
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- The OECD has undertaken a comparison of the resources of older people in nine OECD countries – Canada, Finland, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States – and has examined how the incomes of older people are influenced, directly and indirectly, by government policies. The study finds that a new policy agenda is emerging, one that is likely to focus on how policy can support:
- A transition from full-time work to retirement that is later, on average, than at present and that provides greater opportunities for more flexible and gradual pathways to full retirement. There would be a realistic possibility for many people to have a continued attachment to the labour force, and an active life in society, well into later life. However, highest priority would be on encouraging later retirement for those who now retire well before age 65.
- A diversified system of income support for older people during retirement (and the transition to ...