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When the glitter is gone

If let off the hook, Europeans save less for retirement. Yet, what they should do still needs to be learned

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When the glitter is gone

If let off the hook, Europeans save less for retirement. Yet, what they should do still needs to be learned

Methodology

The sample data for Pension Wealth and Household Saving in Europe stems from the third wave of the “Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe,” known as Sharelife. Conducted in 13 European countries, Sharelife provides retrospective information on life histories. It records participants’ job histories, wages earned, childhood health, relationships and housing which can be linked to data on household wealth, expected replacement rate and retirement age collected in the survey’s previous waves.