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Attitudes of the over 50s to fuller working lives

This report explores attitudes to later life working and retirement among those aged over 50.

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Attitudes of the over 50s to fuller working lives

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The UK has an ageing population, which offers both challenges and opportunities for individuals, businesses and the economy. The department’s publication Fuller Working Lives - a framework for action outlined the background evidence around later life working and retirement and set out a number of actions to help people have fuller working lives.

To build on the Framework and fill some key evidence gaps, this research was commissioned to explore older people’s attitudes to later life working and retirement. The research explores the attitudes of those who are currently employed, self-employed, and unemployed to later life working and retirement. It also explores the attitudes and reflections of those who are currently retired to the circumstances surrounding retirement and later life working.

Authors: Tom Powell and Olivia Bonito (YouGov).

Published 13 January 2015