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The changing face of retirement: future patterns of work, health, care and income among the older population

Carl Emmerson, Katy Heald and Andrew Hood
Report

This report presents projections of mortality, family composition, health, care receipt, care provision, labour supply and receipt of disability benefits for people aged 65 and over from 2010–11 through to 2022–23, as well as projections of their wealth and incomes, in order to offer commentary on the net income distribution and rates of poverty for those aged 65 and over through to the early 2020s. We also discuss the effect some alternative policy scenarios could have on the evolution of these incomes.

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Presentation
This presentation was given at the launch of the IFS report The Changing Face of Retirement on 26 June 2014.
Press release
Life at older ages will look very different for women in the early 2020s than it does today
Presentation
This presentation was delivered at the Inaugural annual lecture of the Pensions Management Institute on the 20th October 2015.
IFS Working Paper w14/12
This paper sets out the methodology, assumptions, and modelling specifications used to produce the report The changing face of retirement by Emmerson, Heald and Hood (2014)
Newspaper article
Higher labour force participation of older women is likely to lead to higher earnings for this group, however other aspects of women's wider well-being will be affected.