Financial preparedness in later life: an investigation of Hong Kong and the UK employees surveys?

Khan, Hafiz T.A. ORCID: (2019) Financial preparedness in later life: an investigation of Hong Kong and the UK employees surveys? In: International Symposium on the Application of Big Data in Social Security Centre for Social Security Studies, Wuhan University, China, 1 June 2019, Wuhan, China. (Unpublished)

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Financing retirement is an important aspect of later life that is related to overall healthy living and well-being. Little is known about the attitudes of people towards their individual future retirement plans, accrued savings or even finances once they are into old age. Therefore, a comparative studies may help in understanding the complex behaviour of individuals and social norms. This talk highlights how life in retirement in the UK and Hong Kong is financed while also capturing regional disparities. This study uses data collected from primary sources in both territories. A sample of 800 employed people in the UK and 800 employed people in Hong Kong were sampled during 2013-14. The age ranges were 45 – 65, with most people aged 50 and over. Sampling took place across income groups and professions and included both men and women while the sample profile closely matched that of the UK and Hong Kong populations. Quantitative analysis was carried out in order to answer key research questions. The findings suggest that employees plan to work longer than their actual retirement age and are not prepared for retirement whereas educated and higher income groups generally have savings plans in place to finance their later lives. These findings have significant implications for organisations and policy-makers.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Subjects: Business and finance > Accounting and finance
Depositing User: Hafiz T.A. Khan
Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2019 06:19
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 07:11


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