Bridging the Gap: Anticipated Shortfalls in Future Retirement Income
Determining an appropriate and desirable income replacement rate is one of the keys to developing a successful personal financial plan for retirement. In the present investigation, we examined workers’ expectations of the pre-retirement income they believed would be necessary in order to have a “good” retirement relative to the income they anticipated they would receive. Analyses revealed an expected income shortfall, the magnitude of which was positively related to one’s income and age. Sex was also related to the magnitude of the expected shortfall, with women anticipating a larger financial discrepancy than men. Finally, a sex by marital status interaction emerged in which single women were found to have a larger shortfall than single men and married individuals of both sexes. Findings are discussed in terms of the importance of interventions aimed at educating workers to understand the value of selecting a reasonable retirement income replacement rate. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012
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