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The Adequacy of Retirement Savings: Subjective Survey Reports by Retired Canadians

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  • Sule Alan
  • Kadir Atalay
  • Thomas F. Crossley

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We examine retired Canadians’ subjective survey reports of satisfaction with finances,and with life, relative to the period before retirement.

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Paper provided by McMaster University in its series Quantitative Studies in Economics and Population Research Reports with number 418.

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Length: 40 pages
Date of creation: May 2007
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Handle: RePEc:mcm:qseprr:418

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Cited by:
  1. Sule Alan & Kadir Atalay & Thomas F. Crossley, 2007. "The Adequacy of Retirement Savings: Subjective Survey Reports by Retired Canadians," Quantitative Studies in Economics and Population Research Reports 418, McMaster University.
  2. Frank T. Denton & Ross Finnie & Byron G. Spencer, 2009. "Income Replacement in Retirement: Longitudinal Evidence from Income Tax Records," Quantitative Studies in Economics and Population Research Reports 436, McMaster University.
  3. Dekkers, Gijs, 2008. "Are the old poor? A discussion and some cursory evidence," MPRA Paper 29436, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  4. Garry F. Barrett & Matthew Brzozowski, 2010. "Involuntary Retirement and the Resolution of the Retirement-Consumption Puzzle: Evidence from Australia," Social and Economic Dimensions of an Aging Population Research Papers 275, McMaster University.
  5. Bonnie-Jeanne MacDonald & Doug Andrews & Robert L. Brown, 2011. "The Canadian Elder Standard - Pricing the Cost of Basic Needs for the Canadian Elderly," Social and Economic Dimensions of an Aging Population Research Papers 286, McMaster University.
  6. Garry F. Barrett & Milica Kecmanovic, 2012. "Changes in Subjective Well-being with Retirement: Assessing Savings Adequacy in Australia," Social and Economic Dimensions of an Aging Population Research Papers 296, McMaster University.

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