Self-Assessment of Retirement Preparedness
20 Pages Posted: 22 Aug 2016 Last revised: 1 Sep 2016
Date Written: August 18, 2016
Adequacy of self-assessment of household preparedness for retirement is a vital issue. Whether or not there is, however, a gender difference with self-assessments is an unexplored area. While a tendency exists to over-estimate desirable behaviour or favourable outcomes, results show that participating in a financial adequacy survey leads to significant differences in the reassessed confidence in their level of preparedness.
The majority reduced their reassessments, with females making more re-assessments than males. still some re-assessments are not always warranted. Participation in comprehensive on-line surveys appears to heighten self-awareness. Providing greater focus on the strengths and weaknesses of individuals’ efforts to prepare financially for retirement.
Keywords: Retirement, Adequacy, Self-assessment, Re-assessment, Gender Difference, Confidence, Retirement Preparedness, Financial Preparedness, Pre-Survey, Post-Survey
JEL Classification: D00, D03, D10, D14
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