This report outlines the headline findings from the British Social Attitudes Survey 2015 on the Fuller Working Lives policy.
In the 2015 British Social Attitudes Survey (BSAS), the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) funded a set of questions relating to Fuller Working Lives. For people in employment these included asking:
- when they expected to retire
- the main reason they expected to retire
- what employers could do to support them to work longer if they wished
This strengthens and updates the evidence base on attitudes to Fuller Working Lives.
This analysis has informed a background evidence paper associated with the forthcoming Fuller Working Lives partnership strategy document. The research is part of a suite of 4 DWP research reports contributing to the Fuller Working Lives evidence base.
The 4 DWP research reports are:
- Older workers and the workplace: Evidence from the workplace employment relations survey
- Sector based work academies and work experience trials for older claimants: combined quantitative and qualitative findings
- Employer experiences of recruiting, retaining and retraining older workers
- Attitudes to working in later life: British Social Attitudes 2015 (this report)
Authors: Leanne Dew and Caroline Smith, DWP.