Perceived Adequacy of Retirement Income
FINANCIAL COUNSELING AND PLANNING, Vol. 6, 1995
Posted: 9 Jul 1998
Data from the 1989 Survey of Consumer Finance were used to examine the effect of socio-demographic, human capital, work related, and objective variables on perceived adequacy of retirement income of preretirees. A multivariate probit analysis showed that younger respondents, whites, those with incomes between $10,000 and & $19,999, females, and self-employed were less likely to perceive their future retirement income to be adequate than otherwise similar households. When subjective variables were added to the analysis, planning to save within 5 years was positively related to preretirees' perception of having adequate retirement income.
JEL Classification: G23, H55, J26
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