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Cash and pensions: have English households saved optimally for retirement?

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This presentation was delivered to delegates attending the conference, Household Wealth Data and Public Policy, organised by IFS and Public Economics UK, which took place on 9-10 March 2015.

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IFS Working Paper W14/22
This paper assesses the extent to which those who recently reached the state pension age in the UK have saved optimally for retirement.
Press release
New IFS research shows that the vast majority of couples born in the 1940s have levels of wealth that are more than sufficient to maintain their standards of living into and through retirement.