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Release: Pension Trends, Chapter 4: The labour market and retirement (2012 edition)

Released: 16 February 2012 Next edition: 26 February 2013


Sarah Levy

Pensions Analysis Unit

Telephone: +44 (0)1633 455633

Categories: Economy, Personal Finances, Pensions, Labour Market, Employment, People in Work

Frequency of release: Annually

Language: English

Geographical coverage: UK

Geographical breakdown: UK

Pension Trends provides a statistical backdrop for the debate on pensions. It looks at changes in pension provision over time in the context of social and economic developments and changes in the policy environment.

This chapter examines trends in labour market participation and the transition from work to retirement. The chapter begins by looking at how the economic support ratio, a measure of the economic burden on working people, might be affected by the ageing of the UK population. It then examines changes in labour force participation over time, considers labour force participation of older age groups and examines trends in the average age of withdrawal from the labour market.

These National Statistics are produced to high professional standards and released according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority.

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