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Reforming the tax system for the 21st century.
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When is a carer's employment at risk? Longitudinal analysis of unpaid care and employment in midlife in England.
Derek King and Linda Pickard
Incentives, shocks or signals: labour supply effects of increasing the female state pension age in the UK
This paper uses data from the first two years after the change to the female state pension age to estimate the impact of increasing the state pension age from 60 to 61 on the employment of women and their partners.
This paper suggests a method for estimating the distribution of discount rates using panel data on income and wealth. Using the English Longitudinal Survey of Ageing (ELSA), a representative sample of the English popularion over age 50, we general panel date on total consumption from the intertemporal budget constraint.
Expectations and experience of retirement in defined contribution pensions: a study of older people in England
This report examines a range of quantitative evidence to shed light on how current older cohorts of defined contribution (DC) pension fund holders are approaching and deadline with retirement and annuitisation.
Social contacts and receipt of help among older people in England: are there benefits of having more children?
Emily Grundy and Sanna Read
This paper investigates whether number of children and, among parents, having a daughter is associated with older people's likelihood of at least weekly face-to-face social contact and later receipt of help if needed.
Chapter from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing 2012
Paper given at the 15th Annual Research Conference of De Nederlandsche Bank, Amsterdam
This report provides a new assessment of the proportion of people aged between 50 and the State Pension Age (SPA) who are at risk of having inadequate resources in retirement and considers the characteristics associated with the risk of such inadequacy.
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