Retirement Preparation of the Non-Farm Self-Employed
Posted: 7 Oct 1998
Despite growth in the numbers of self-employed workers, there is little research on the retirement planning behavior of this group. The purpose of this study was to identify characteristics of self-employed workers and determine factors that lead to increased savings for retirement. Findings from a survey mailed to a convenience sample indicated the largest amounts of annual savings were in stocks and business equity and the smallest amounts were in Keogh plans. Self-employed workers tended to have larger total retirement savings if they were older, had higher income levels, and had conducted some retirement planning activities.
JEL Classification: D1, D9, E2, G2, J2
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