Research and analysis

Retirement outcomes and life-time earnings: working paper no. 81

Findings from an analysis of evidence to find out how retirement incomes relate to lifetime earnings.


Retirement outcomes and lifetime earnings: descriptive evidence from linked ELSA – NI data

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By Antoine Bozio, Rowena Crawford, Carl Emmerson and Gemma Tetlow

This working paper presents findings from analysis undertaken by the Institute for Fiscal Studies on behalf of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). The research combined information from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA) on individuals’ circumstances at or near retirement, matched with information on their lifetime earnings from administrative records, to examine how retirement incomes relate to lifetime earnings.

Published 29 July 2010