PeRCent research on consumption at retirement

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Research by PeRCent researcher Arna Olafsson described in VoxEU

06/12/2018

Research by PeRCent researcher Arna Olafsson described in VoxEU

Below is an abstract of the article:

A large literature analyses whether individuals save adequately for retirement and plan properly. This column uses a detailed panel of individual spending, income, account balances, and credit limits from a personal finance management software provider to investigate how expenditures, liquid savings, and consumer debt change around retirement. It finds that, upon retirement, individuals reduce their spending in both work-related and leisure categories. In addition, individuals reduce their consumer debt and increase their liquid savings, which is inconsistent with existing models of insufficient planning.

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